Teddy Allen was the star of Saturday's game against the Scarborough Shooting Stars as the Winnipeg Sea Bears beat their opponent 98-93.

Winnipeg guard, Teddy Allen played an incredible game against his former team. Last year, Allen played for the Scarborough Shooting Stars for his CEBL debut where he played seven games.

Allen's historical gameplay showed the Shooting Stars what they were missing.

He scored 42 points during Saturday's game, which ties Brandon Sampson (June 5, 2022) for the most points ever scored in a CEBL game. Allen was aware of this accomplishment as he was often seen vocalizing his triumphs and yelling toward the crowd.

"This is a competition," says Allen in a post-game interview. "I get riled up, but that's because I'm a competitor. I respect those guys. I was a role player on this team [Scarborough] last year. On this team [Winnipeg], coach wanted to give me the keys and see what it looked like."

On top of his 42 points, Allen had 11 rebounds, five assists on 14-20 shooting from the field and 11-13 from the free throw line.

Of course, it was a team effort to draw out the win on Saturday. E.J. Anosike did his part as well as he scored 22 points and seven rebounds. His scoring burst was sparked by his strong 5-5 start from the field. He didn’t miss a shot until after the four-minute mark in the second quarter.


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Winnipeg wasn't the only one with a pair of sharpshooters on Saturday. For the Shooting Stars, it was Jalen Harris and Cat Barber that scored most of Scarborough's shots.

Harris ended the night with 25 points and five rebounds, and Barber had 24 points, with six rebounds and eight assists.

"I don't think, I know that we're the best backcourt in the league," says Harris. "Between me, him [Barber] and now getting Kassius [Robertson] back, it's pretty obvious. Once we build our chemistry to where we need it to be, I think it's limitless for us."

Harris immediately made his presence felt in his return to the team. After missing their last game to work out for the NBA’s Utah Jazz, the guard got going early in his return. He scored the first points of the game by cutting back the door and rising up to jam an alley-oop pass from Cat Barber. Harris scored nine of the team’s first 11 points in the quarter.

Not to be outdone, Allen scored nine points of his own in the frame en route to his historic night. The guard looked efficient early on, shooting 4-5 while grabbing four boards. His play helped keep things close as the teams ended the first tied up 19-19.

Scarborough came out cold in the second, not scoring until the 6:09 mark of the quarter and trailing by as much as 17. The Shooting Stars eventually found their rhythm cutting the lead down to eight, but the Sea Bears' offence proved difficult to slow down.

Specifically, Allen proved difficult to slow down. The guard caught fire in the second quarter, scoring 16 of Winnipeg’s 34 points without a single miss. He finished the half with a game-high 25 points and seven rebounds on 90 per cent shooting from the field.

The Sea Bears held a commanding 53-35 as they went into the break.

The third and fourth quarters were more of the same as Winnipeg extended their lead to as high as 29. Scarborough showed some fight with a 14-7 run that cut the deficit to 15 midway through the fourth but wasn’t able to get any closer than that.

Winnipeg took an 89-74 lead into Target Score Time where things got interesting quickly.

A next-to-improbable 19-4 run by Scarborough, punctuated by a Kalif Young slam, had things tied up at 93. The crowd erupted as Winnipeg was forced to call a time-out. The comeback seemed all but certain for the Shooting Stars, but the Sea Bears kept their poise.

A three-pointer from A.J. Hess gave Winnipeg the lead back and Scarborough, despite fighting all the way back, ran out of gas.

A turnover at half-court landed in the hands of Allen and he drove through the lane and tossed up an off-balance floater to end things, 98-93.

"We feel really fortunate tonight," says Sea Bears head coach Michael Taylor. "Teddy was the difference-maker out there and it was a good team win. The identity and structure are there. Teddy being the go-to guy, E.J. being important for us, and everyone doing their part. This is a game I know the guys are going to take a lot of confidence from."

The Winnipeg Sea Bears will stay on the road, heading west where they’ll take on the Vancouver Bandits at 1 p.m. CT on Tuesday.