But the Stingers rode an explosive second – limiting the host Rattlers to just five points – to take a 46-23 lead into the half.
While the Rattlers continued to show fight, the damage had been done.
Marlon Johnson scored 21 points to lead the Stingers’ offence, while Jordan Baker added 20 to help Edmonton notch its fifth straight victory and improve to 5-0 on the season. Johnson and Baker each collected a game-high 11 rebounds.
Mississauga, Ont., native Devonte Bandoo led Saskatchewan with 15 points.
The Rattlers (0-6) remain winless but will get another shot at Edmonton when the two teams battle again on Monday at 7:30 p.m. ET.
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