Xavier Moon set the document for many factors in a CEBL sport with 38 while main the undefeated reigning champion Edmonton Stingers previous the Niagara River Lions for a 82-75 win on Friday evening.
The 26-year-old American level guard additionally established a new CEBL document for many factors in a single quarter with 21, and he was five-of-seven from the three-point arc.
Edmonton (2-0) got here flying out of the gate with Moon scoring 21 within the opening quarter, however Niagara stormed again within the second to slim the deficit down to only seven factors heading into the third.
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The River Lions (1-2) kept it close but ultimately couldn’t overcome Moon’s dominant performance, as he went on to seal the victory by making the Elam-winning bucket.
Stingers guard Mathieu Kamba of Calgary was second on the team with 14 points, while Jordan Baker scored nine points and led Edmonton in assists with five.
Jaylen Babb-Harrison of Ajax, Ont., scored 14 for Niagara, including a pair of three-pointers.
Moon was named the Most Valuable Player of last season’s championship game win over the Fraser Valley Bandits. The two-time Player of the Year was second in the league in scoring last season while finishing first in assists.
Edmonton will next face the Ottawa BlackJacks (1-2) on Monday.
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