Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen brings the ball up court against the Edmonton Stingers on Friday. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Bandits winless streak hits six games

CEBL club falls to the Edmonton Stingers on Friday night

The winless streak has now reached six games for the Fraser Valley Bandits.

The Canadian Elite Basketball League team still has yet to win a regular season game, and that trend continued on Friday night with a 93-88 loss to the Edmonton Stingers in the Alberta capital.

The Stingers took over in the second quarter, outscoring the Bandits 28-18 and entering the second half up 52-40. Fraser Valley battled back in the second half, but just couldn’t close the gap.

“I am proud of the fortitude shown by the guys. Despite being up against the odds, they grinded their way back into this game and showed great sportsmanship. It wasn’t the result that we wanted, but we know that we are growing stronger as a group and we will be ready to compete this Thursday,” stated Bandits head coach and general manager Peter Guarasci.

The numbers were pretty close between the two teams, but Fraser Valley struggled from the three-point line, making just 32 per cent compared to Edmonton who connected on 42 per cent.

Vancouver’s Diego Kapelan had his best game in Bandits colours, with 24 points, six rebounds and five assists. He shot an impressive 53 per cent from the field, and was a key player off the bench for the Fraser Valley in the team’s second half push.

Centre Levon Kendall also had a strong game for the Bandits, with 14 points and 10 boards. Bandits guard Tyrrel Tate chipped in with 16 points.

Edmonton’s record improves to 4-3 on the season, while the Bandits remain the lone winless team in the CEBL at 0-6.

Fraser Valley returns to the Abbotsford Centre on Thursday when the Saskatchewan Rattlers (4-3) come to town. That game tips off at 7 p.m.

Just Posted

RCMP shoot dog in South Surrey after it charges officer

Member of the public not seriously injured after dog bite

South Surrey mother leads team of women to build homes in El Salvador

Kelley McNamara and her daughter are to help build a dozen homes in three days

Donation allows Peace Arch Hospital to buy new ventilator

TB Vets donate $73,000 to hospital foundation

Paul Bennett honoured at Peace Arch Hospital Foundation awards

Cloverdale man, murdered in June 2018, was one of a number of people to be honoured

UPDATE: Man arrested in fatal stabbing near Clayton Heights gas station

Victim pronounced deceased at the scene; RCMP cordon off area

B.C.’s rural paramedic program expands, with home support

Advanced care ambulance staff added for six communities

BC Ferries sees steady traffic of post-Thanksgiving weekend travellers

Ferries filling up fast, sailing waits at some terminals

‘Save the kids!’ Dorian survivor tells the harrowing story of his Canadian wife’s death

Family held a funeral and placed Alishia Liolli’s remains in a niche at a cemetery in Windsor, Ont.

Heiltsuk Nation open first Big House in 120 years in northern B.C.

Opening means the community now has an appropriate space for spiritual and ceremonial events

Singh says NDP would form coalition with the Liberals to stop Tories

Singh was in a Liberal-held riding Sunday afternoon in Surrey where he was pressed about his post-election intentions

‘My heart goes out to the mother’: B.C. dad reacts to stabbing death of Ontario boy

Carson Crimeni, who was also 14, was bullied relentlessly, his dad says

BC Ferries filling up fast with post-Thanksgiving weekend travellers

Monday anticipated to be busiest day of the weekend

The one with the ‘Friends’ photoshoot: Kelowna group recreates TV show intro

A friend’s departure prompted them to create something that really says, “I’ll be there for you”

Canadian Snowbirds plane crashes before air show in Atlanta

Pilot lands safely after ejecting from jet

Most Read