Aher Uguak nailed a walk-off three-pointer during the Elam Ending to lift the defending champion Edmonton Stingers over the Niagara River Lions with a 79-77 road victory on Monday night in CEBL action at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines, Ont.
Edmonton completed the comeback after trailing 45-39 at the half and 69-63 entering the Elam Ending, with the target score set for 78. Brody Clarke led the team with 18 points, while hometown product Jordan Baker posted a double-double with 13 rebounds and 11 points, also adding five assists.
Adika Peter-McNeilly and Freddie McSwain Jr. each contributed 11 points for the Stingers (3-1), who have now won three straight games and are tied atop the standings after losing their season-opener to the River Lions (3-2) on May 27.
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Niagara was three points away from winning during the Elam Ending, but Philip Scrubb and EJ Onu both missed attempts to put the game away from the arc.
Scrubb scored a game-high 21 points while also collecting four rebounds and a pair of assists. Khalil Ahmad added 13 points and a game-high eight assists for Niagara.
The Stingers will now prepare for a home game against the Montreal Alliance on Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET, while the River Lions will next face the Newfoundland Growlers at home on Friday at 7 p.m. ET.
Both games will be streamed live on CBCSports.ca, the CBC Sports app and CBC Gem.
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