Brampton Honey Badgers eliminated from BCLA quarterfinal play

Published January 19, 2023 at 9:13 am

Hamilton Honey Badgers guard Christian Vital (right) dribbles upcourt. (Hamilton Honey Badgers)

The Brampton Honey Badgers have officially been eliminated from quarterfinal contention at the Basketball Champions League Americas.

Brampton fell 109-93 to Real Esteli on Wednesday to close out the second window with back-to-back losses and dropping to 0-4 in group play. The CEBL champions lost 106-90 to Libertadores de Queretaro on Tuesday.

Rayvonte Rice led the Honey Badgers with 25 points. Steve Taylor Jr. added 17 to go along with nine rebounds and five assists.

Thomas Robinson had a game-high 33 points and 13 rebounds for the Nicaraguan champions. Jezreel De Jesus added 27 points.

Despite being eliminated, the Honey Badger will compete in the third window of group play in Brampton next month.

Brampton’s CAA Centre will host the final round of the championships from Feb. 7 to Feb. 9. Tickets for the round of Brampton games are available now, and there is a 33 per cent discount on buying packs of tickets for all three games. Tickets are available at

All BCLA games featuring the Honey Badgers will be live streamed internationally for free on CEBL’s platform. For more information and to view the full game schedule visit

The Honey Badgers officially made the move to Brampton from Hamilton late last year due to the closure of the team’s old home court at the FirstOntario Centre.

The Honey Badgers will take on Real Esteli on Feb. 7 and Libertadores de Queretaro on Feb. 9 in Brampton’s CAA Centre.

With files from The Canadian Press

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