Scarborough Is Coming For The Top Spot

Veronica Harris
FiredUp Network Sports Writer


Friday, July 8, 2022

SSS pull off the win to increase their record to 8-5

This matchup between the Scarborough Shooting Stars and the Guelph Nighthawks has been the most fun to watch this season and I’m not just saying that because Guelph now has an ex-Toronto Raptor, Lucas Nogueira on their squad. 



Coming into tonight’s late start game, all eyes were on Cat Barber. The explosive guard hailing from Hampton, Virginia.  The first 2 quarters were good but things got really fun after the break. 



Although the second half didn’t start off like either team wanted as both teams struggled to sink a bucket. That is until Kam Chatman danced in the paint and finished with a finger roll, extending SSS lead 6pts, 50-44.


Danilo Djuricic checks into the game hoping to add more height to the Stars’. Not only does Djuricic add height to this team but he also has a high basketball IQ and contributes in ways not all bigs do.  Danilo finished with 4 pts &  5 rebs.


Cat Barber of the Nighthawks checked out for a well-deserved break (played 36 minutes) but came back very quickly only to dominate and add to his tied-game-high 25 pts. Who else put up 25 pts? Ahmed Hill of Guelph also. These two players 


Sarunuas Vasiliauskas drains the three-ball to get the SSS within 3 pts of the target score of 94. Paving the way for Isiaha Mike to secure the win for Scarborough, 94-89. 


Post-game, Guelph head coach, Charles Kissi, said that they got “murdered on the glass” when asked where they went wrong in this game. He also said that they need better defence in order to win games in this league. 


If you thought tonights game was enough to get your popcorn out, you’re going to want to get an XL bag with extra butter because the Shooting Stars head to Hamilton on Sunday to play the Honey Badgers who are currently in  1st place and have a win streak of 2 games. Tip-off is at 7:00 pm. 


Don’t forget championship tournament packs are now on sale!  August 10th-14th in Ottawa.