BlackJacks fade in second half, lose first game in franchise history

BlackJacks fade in second half, lose first game in franchise history

The Guelph Nighthawks used a strong second half to pull away from the Ottawa BlackJacks in an 89-71 victory.

Nighthawks 89, BlackJacks 71

A Nighthawk is stronger than a BlackJack.

At least that was the case Saturday in the opening game of the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Summer Series in St. Catharines.

The Guelph Nighthawks used a strong second half to pull away from the Ottawa BlackJacks in an 89-71 victory.

After a week of training in Ottawa, the BlackJacks travelled to the “bubble” tournament — played without fans — for the first game in franchise history.

After a decent start by the BlackJacks — the game was deadlocked 38-38 at halftime — the Nighthawks took control late in the third quarter and throughout the fourth quarter.

The BlackJacks return to action Monday against Edmonton and continue the round-robin tournament Thursday versus Fraser Valley. Next Sunday, the BlackJacks battle Hamilton.

The top six teams advance to a playoff round, with the top two squads earning a bye directly into the semifinals. The playoffs begin on Aug. 6 and the championship game is slated for Aug. 9.

kwarren@postmedia.com

Twitter.com/Citizenkwarren

 


I'm business helper , i have 20 year experience in business management sector. I help many business owners to grow business. My passion is helping fellow entrepreneurs and small business owners succeed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *