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CEBL SUMMER SERIES – HAMILTON AND OTTAWA MOVE ON TO THE SEMIFINALS

@DonaldHigney

Niagara vs. Hamilton 

In a rematch of the semi-finals last year, the result was the same. The Hamilton Honey Badgers got the 85-83 win against the Niagara River Lions. 

Briante Weber won the game for the Honey Badgers on a heavily contested driving layup after Niagara came back from 18 at the beginning of the quarter. 

A strong third quarter helped Hamilton get into the game in the first place after trailing 41-37 at halftime. Hamilton only allowed Niagara to score 13 points in the second and third quarters. 

Player of the Game was given to Jean-Victor Mukama for his 23 points and eight rebounds. Weber also had 16 points and six assists, and Kalif Young had 13 points and eight rebounds. 

They were also able to capitalize on scoring after forcing turnovers, getting 27 points that way. 

Hamilton will now play Fraser Valley Bandits on Saturday at 1:30 p.m for a chance to play in the finals. 

Guelph vs. Ottawa 

A strong second quarter from the Ottawa BlackJacks helped them get the 83-75 win over the Guelph Nighthawks to advance to the semi-finals. 

Ottawa allowed Guelph to only score 12 points in the second quarter while they scored 23. 

The Player of the Game was given to Olivier Hanlan for his 19 points, six rebounds and four assists. Thomas Scrubb had 16 points as well.

As usual, the BlackJacks dominated paint play by scoring 42 points inside compared to 26 for the Nighthawks.

Ottawa will now play the Edmonton Stingers on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. for a chance to play in the finals.

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