Robertson, Harris propel Shooting Stars past Rattlers, into CEBL semi-finals
The Scarborough Shooting Stars head into the 2022 Canadian Basketball League Elite Championship weekend as the expansion team defeated the Saskatchewan Rattlers 108-96 on Sunday.
Toronto’s Kassius Robertson helped his hometown team advance to the semifinals by scoring 24 points, including Elam Ending’s game-winning three-point shot.
Former Toronto Raptors guard Jalen Harris also scored 24 points for the Shooting Stars. Teddy Allen netted 18 while Kameron Chatman added 16 from the bench.
Saskatchewan, who won the inaugural CEBL title in 2019, were outscored 36-25 in the third quarter and failed to come back into the game in the final quarter.
KASH it in.💰
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The Rattlers were led by their starting five as Tony Carr had 21 points on 5-17 shooting, adding 15 assists and 13 rebounds to become the first player in CEBL history to record a triple-double in a playoff game.
Jordy Tshimanga and Scottie Lindsey both had 20 points. Malik Benlevi added 19 and Devonte Bandoo with 14 while Saskatchewan got just two points from their bench thanks to Anthony Tsegakele.
The other matchup will see the host Ottawa BlackJacks, who received a bye into the four-team tournament, take on the top-seeded Hamilton Honey Badgers at 7 p.m. ET.
The winning teams will meet in the championship game on August 14 at 4 p.m. ET.
All games will be streamed live on CBCSports.ca, CBC Gem and the free CBC Sports app.