Brampton Honey Badgers lose to Libertadores in Champions League Americas

Published January 18, 2023 at 9:35 am

Hamilton's Jeremiah Tilmon Jr. dunks in St. Catharines on July 29. (CEBL photo)

The Brampton Honey Badgers continue to struggle against the competition in the Basketball Champions League Americas (BCLA).

The 2022 Canadian Elite Basketball League champion Badgers lost their third game of the Champions League on Tuesday, this time dropping a 106-90 decision to the unbeaten Libertadores of Mexico.

Joshua Iberra and Steve Taylor Jr. led the Honey Badgers with 15 points each, while Rayvonte Rice added 13 and Jahvon Henry-Blair scored 12. The Honey Badgers finished with six players in double figures, but they were unable to contain the Libertadores.

Branden Frazier led the Libertadores with 25 points and teammate Juan Tello added 19. Paul Stoll chipped in with 10 assists.

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The Libertadores led 58-42 at halftime and the Canadian team couldn’t close the gap in the second half. The Honey Badgers will play Real Estelí of Nicaragua on Wednesday.

The BCLA sees teams from South and Central America along with Canada’s national champion competing over the course of four months for a berth in the 2024 FIBA Intercontinental Cup.

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

Brampton’s CAA Centre will host the third and final window of the BCLA tournament 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

A league created by Canadians for Canadians with a mission to develop Canadian players, coaches, sports executives and referees, the CEBL boasts the highest percentage of Canadian players of any pro league in the country with 71 per cent of its 2022 rosters being Canadian.

With files from The Canadian Press

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