The Rattlers showed solid offensive balance, handing the Stingers a third straight loss

The Saskatchewan Rattlers line of Devonte Bandoo, Tony Carr and Scottie Lindsey combined for 66 points as they handed the Edmonton Stingers their third straight 97-85 loss in Saskatoon on Friday.

Bandoo led the way with 25 points, Lindsey adding 21 and Carr contributing 20 points for Saskatchewan (4-4).

The Stingers (4-4), whose last win dates back to June 8 against the Montreal Alliance, were led by Jordan Baker’s 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Marlon Johnson also recorded a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds for Edmonton.

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In what was a tightly contested game for much of the first half, it was the Rattlers who managed to make a run to create some distance late in the third quarter.

Going into the frame only 43-42, Saskatchewan had their moments turning a two-point lead into a five-point lead, with Edmonton continually having an answer to keep the game close.

The answers faded at 1:49, when the Rattlers turned a 63-60 lead into 73-63 to close the frame.

Saskatchewan opened the fourth with a 7-0 streak to extend their lead to 17, maintaining momentum for most of the way as the Stingers were unable to close the deficit to less than 11.

Down 86-75 entering the Elam Ending, Baker and Brody Clarke led an 8-3 run to cut the Rattlers’ lead to just six points, giving the Stingers some hope.

Clarke added two more, but unfortunately for Edmonton, the fight they put up dwindled with their hopes of victory, as Saskatchewan closed the game on an 8-2 run, Bandoo finished it on a corner three.

Saskatchewan will next face a shocked Montreal team on June 26.

The Stingers, meanwhile, will be looking to end their losing streak against the Alliance, who are currently on a three-game losing streak on Monday.

Both games will be streamed live on, the CBC Sports app and CBC Gem.

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