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Nighthawks come up short playing in front of home crowd for first time

Twelve turnovers hurt the cause as Guelph falls to 2-6 on the season
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Despite being allowed to have up to 1,000 fans in the Sleeman Centre for the first time this season, the Guelph Nighthawks came up short against the league-leading Edmonton Rattlers on Monday night.

The Stingers (8-1) downed the Nighthawks (2-6) 97-84.

The game was tied at the end of the first quarter and Edmonton had a five-point lead at the half.

Guelph's Ahmed Hill led all scorers with 25 points. Cat Barber added 17 points and eight assists in a losing effort.

It was a fairly even game statistically, except in the turnover department, where Guelph had 12 and Edmonton six.

The Nighthawks have six games remaining in the Canadian Elite Basketball League season, four of them at home, beginning Thursday when they host the 0-8 Saskatchewan Rattlers. Tickets are available.