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Guelph Nighthawks open CEBL season with 89-80 win over Scarborough

The Guelph Nighthawks won their home opener against Scarborough on Thursday night, beating the Shooting Stars 89-80.

Cat Barber led the way for the Nighthawks, scoring 20 points, while Ahmed Hill had 18 points. Hill was an undrafted free agent who played four pre-season games for the Charlotte Hornets in the 2019-2020 season

Guelph also ended up spoiling the debut of the Shooting Stars’ newly signed player, and Grammy award-winning rapper, J. Cole.

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Cole recorded three points on 1 of 4 shooting from long distance. The 37-year-old, whose real name is Jermaine Lamarr Cole, came off the bench for the expansion side and also recorded one assist and one rebound in nearly 15 minutes.

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He played three games last year in the Basketball Africa League.

Jalen Harris and Kam Chatman each had 20 points for Scarborough. The Shooting Stars (0-1) travel to play the Montreal Alliance on May 29

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The Nighthawks (1-0) will now look to build off of their win as they head on the road to play the Niagara River Lions on May 31.

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