The Edmonton Stingers officially locked up the first seed and a first round bye with a 85-71 win over the second place Guelph Nighthawks.
This game was over by the second quarter. Edmonton locked in defensively and only allowed nine Guelph points, giving them a 47-29 lead at half.
Guelph outscored them by two points in the third quarter and made a push during Elam time but it was too little too late by that point. Overall they only shot 34 per cent from the floor.
The Stingers also dominated the boards with 51 rebounds compared to the Nighthawk’s 33.
The Player of the Game was given to Adika Peter-McNeilly for his 21 point, nine rebound performance off the bench. Travis Daniels also had 17 points.
For Guelph, Joel Friesen had 14 points off the bench and Kimbal Mackenzie had 13.
Edmonton now awaits their opponent in the semi finals while Guelph plays one more game against Fraser Valley on Wednesday, another important game with seeding implications.