Scarborough Shooting Stars pull away with a huge win in their final regular season home game against the Fraser Valley Bandits

Nickeem Khan
FiredUp Network Sports Writer


Thursday, July 28, 2022

In their final game at home in their inaugural season, the Scarborough Shooting Stars didn't disappoint their fans as they prevailed with a 101-85 win over the Fraser Valley Bandits. It was a second-half flurry from Scarborough that broke this game open, pushing them to a much-needed victory.

The opening period was a close contest between both teams but Fraser Valley got ahead largely due to Shane Gibson who had 11 points in the first half. Malcolm Duvivier came off the bench and provided seven points while connecting on two threes. However, the Shooting Stars took the initial punch and threw a couple back.

Jalen Harris led the way for Scarborough through the first half with 10 points but was helped along the way by Jean-Victor Mukama and Teddy Allen who both put up eight points apiece. Helping lead the Shooting Stars to a 47-45 lead going into the half.

At the start of the third, Fraser Valley had a recipe for success and stuck to it. Taking advantage of Scarborough's lack of effort on both ends, they turned defence into leak-out opportunities on offence. Amidst struggling to start the third, the Shooting Stars would eventually go on a huge run to capture the lead.

Isiaha Mike was sensational yet again with 12 points and six rebounds. He's gradually solidified himself as one of the most consistent players in all of the CEBL. Harris finished with yet another 20-point game finishing with 31 points on 62 percent shooting from the field.

The Shooting stars finished with 34 rebounds compared to Fraser Valley who actually outrebounded Scarborough with 37 boards. Scarborough won the turnover battle, coughing it up only eight times, while the Bandits turned it over 12 times.

Thanks to the big shot making from Jalen Harris in the final moments the Shooting Stars prevailed with a 101-86 win over the Fraser Valley Bandits. Putting them in prime position for the third seed in the CEBL with a record of 11-8. They will now focus on their final regular season game against the Newfoundland Growlers on Sunday.