The Edmonton Stingers could not recover from a slow start against Cangrejeros of Puerto Rico as the 2021 Canadian Elite Basketball league (CEBL) champion lost 68-89 to end their first-ever group stage window of the Basketball Champions League of Americas (BCLA) in Polideportivo Alexis Argüello, Nicaragua.
Chad Posthumus led Edmonton in scoring and rebounding finishing with a double-double as he recorded a team-high 18 points and game-high 14 rebounds. Trahson Burrell also chipped in with 17 points and 10 assists. Isaac Sosa top-scored for Cangrejeros with a game-high 22 points.
“We started slow and missed shots we typically make and the other team in contrast is knocking everything down. It’s tough, couple of those shots go, the game gets closer, energy changes. It’s one of those (games) we can’t really look too much into. Onto the next one, prepare for the next round and come back stronger”, said Posthumus.
After a historic victory against Real Esteli on Monday, Edmonton were unable to maintain offensive efficiency as they got outscored 9-22 in the first quarter. Cangrejeros scored swiftly from the paint and performed strongly on both sides of the floor. via CEBL.ca READ MORE