The Scarborough Shooting Stars‘ four-game win streak came to an end on Sunday night with a frustrating 79-65 loss to the Saskatchewan Rattlers to open their west coast road trip.

For the second time this year, the current CEBL points leader, Justin Wright-Foreman, rocked the Shooting Stars with an explosive offensive showing. Wright-Foreman had 30 points, five rebounds, and four assists while carrying the Rattlers in an opening quarter that saw the Shooting Stars score just 10 points.

Scarborough struggled on all fronts. Cat Barber, Scarborough’s leading scorer averaging over 23 points a game, picked up two early fouls and had his time limited throughout the game as he picked up an early foul in the second half. Barber still found his way to 18 points, four rebounds, and three assists and briefly helped the Shooting Stars fight back into the game in the third quarter.

Kyree Walker helped keep Scarborough within striking distance with Barber stapled to the bench throughout the first half and had 15 points and nine rebounds – but beyond Kyree and Barber, the Shooting Stars offense sputtered. 

Scarborough shot a stunning three percent from three-point range, making just one three-pointer on the game – a lone deep shot made by Barber in the third quarter. David Walker was the only other Shooting Star to find himself in double digits with 10 points, and no other Scarborough player had more than six.

Trey Niemi and Julian Roche each had 12 points and helped secure the season series sweep of the Shooting Stars in Elam time.

The deadlock in the Eastern Conference continues with the Shooting Stars’ loss as they remain tied in first place with the Ottawa BlackJacks, Niagara River Lions, and Brampton Honey Badgers at .500. The Montreal Alliance are also just one game off at 5-6 on the season.

Scarborough will continue its road trip on Wednesday when they head to Calgary for a matchup with the Calgary Surge. Calgary started the season as one of the hottest teams in the league but have lost three of their last five while still maintaining the second-best record in CEBL at 7-5.

Scarborough Shooting Stars vs. the Saskatchewan Rattlers boxscore click HERE.

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