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Red hot Nighthawks make it five straight

Beat the Hamilton Honey Badgers 89-83 on Sunday
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A Hamilton Honey Badgers defender keeps an eye on the Guelph Nighthawks' Ahmed Hill.

The Guelph Nighthawks made it five wins in a row Sunday with an 89-83 win over the first-place Hamilton Honey Badgers at the Sleeman Centre.

Guelph is now 6-3 on the season, good enough for a tie for second place in the 10-team Canadian Elite Basketball League. Hamilton leads the league at 7-2.

With Cat Barber out of the lineup, Ahmed Hill took the reigns, leading Guelph with 23 points. AJ Hess had 14, Sean Miller-Moore had 12, while TJ Lall, Stefan Smith and TJ Henry all chipped in with 10 apiece. Miller-Moore also had six assists and10 rebounds, both team highs.

Zane Waterman led the Honey Badgers with 23 points

Guelph trailed by eight at the half before rallying for the win.

Guelph hosts the Fraser Valley Bandits Tuesday at 7 p.m. then the Edmonton Stingers Saturday at 2 p.m.