Saskatchewan Rattled The Endsss

Veronica Harris
FiredUp Network Sports Writer


Monday, July 25, 2022

Despite Being Up By As Much As 17, The Star's Fall Short.

Scarborough is coming off a big 86-75 win over arguably the league's best team, The Niagara River Lions on Friday. That win secured Scarborough’s spot in the playoffs. This is huge to accomplish in your inaugural year. 


Sunday was the first game that Scarborough played since clinching a playoff spot and that energy was obvious. Not to mention the squad got their points leader (19.3 ppg), Jalen Harris back in the lineup. Harris put up 12pts, 6 Reb, 5 ast.


Mike Nuga, the UNLV and Toronto native drains a corner three-ball bringing the Rattlers up to 11 pts. Nuga looked like had something to prove and was playing some really impressive basketball in front of his family and friends. Nuga finished with 10 pts. 


Bruce Massey of Saskatchewan picks up a foul interrupting a god run but then immediately got the ball back.


Up until the 3rd quarter the Raltters were trailing the Star's but came within 4 pts after being down by double digits…talk about hustle.  It was pretty much Saskatchewan basketball from that point on. Not only are the Rattlers' a great three-point shooting team, they were also working hard in the paint. 


Let's talk about Tony Carr. Carr leads the team in points and assists. Carr's turn-around jumper helped the Prairie province get their first lead of the game 83-82. Emotions got high and I'm sure some feelings got hurt as things were getting pretty rough towards the end of the game. 



Coach Exilus called a time-out when the Rattlers went up by 5 pts, 88-83. I asked him what he said to his guys during that time out and he said " we have to get stops. We were scoring the basket, both teams aren't going to be on anyone's defensive videos. We need to get stops".



The Stars' next home game is this Thursday, July 28th against the Fraser Valley Bandits who are one game ahead of the SSS. As Coach Exiles said, “ nobody is safe in this league”. The tip-off is at 7:30 pm.

Saskatchewan Rattlers 91-85 Scarborough Shooting Stars