NLL jockeying for position

NLL – Randy Staats was good for 11 points in the Georgia Swarm’s 21-12 road-kill over the New England BlackWolves Friday night.

He collected two goals and three assists in the first quarter alone. Johnny Powless netted three and assisted on four for a solid seven-point effort. Miles (2G,4A), and Lyle Thompson (2G,3A), Jordan Hall (2G,5A), Shayne Jackson (1G,6A), Kiel Matisz (3G,3A) all contributed multiple point games.

Georgia established a 6-1 first quarter lead and never looked back. It was 11-6 at the half and 16-10 after three quarters.

Saturday, the Calgary Roughnecks topped the visiting Buffalo Bandits 13-8, and the Saskatchewan Rush defeated the Vancouver Stealth 16-12. Jeremy Thompson scored one and assisted on two for the Rush.

Heading into this weekend’s games, first place Georgia has clinched for the East and Saskatchewan has clinched a playoff berth in the West. Last place Buffalo (5-9) take on second place Toronto, Friday night. The Bandits head back down the 403 to host first place Georgia, Saturday.

The Rochester Knighthawks are in Colorado, New England travel to Saskatchewan and Calgary plays Vancouver.

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