The Alliance cannot defeat the defending champions

The Montreal Alliance was no match for the two-time defending champions of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CBLE) on Wednesday night at the Expo Center.

The Alliance cannot defeat the defending champions

The Montreal Alliance was no match for the two-time defending champions of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CBLE) on Wednesday night at the Expo Center.

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Indeed, coach Vincent Lavandier's team lost the flag 85 to 72 against the Edmonton Stingers.

The clash had however started well for the visitors, who led 26 to 13 after the first quarter. The crowd favorites found their way around, however, and headed into the locker room with a four-point half-time lead.

The Alliance was unable to come back to the score afterward and had no choice but to concede defeat. It was Isiah Osborne who led the charge for the Montreal club with 15 points, six rebounds and two assists. Coming off the bench, Kemy Osse was not left out with 13 points.

For the Stingers, Aher Uguak had 17 points. Jordan Baker also made his presence felt with 10 rebounds.

The Alliance will be in action again on Friday, when the Montreal squad of the LECB will visit the Nighthawks in Guelph. Last Sunday, she defeated her Ontario rivals 94 to 74.

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