Bears rally over second half to down Alberta Crusaders
NEW WATERFORD — The host Breton Education Centre Bears posted a big second half to down the St. Joseph’s Collegiate Crusaders of Brooks, Alta., 80-71 in New Waterford Coal Bowl Classic play at BEC gym, Thursday.
The Crusaders led 39-25 at halftime.
Kyle MacDonald held the hot hand for BEC with a game-high 30 points, followed by Colin Larade adding 19 and Tyler Bishop tallying 13 points.
Pacing the Crusaders were Deng Awak scoring 25 points, Kyle Bohnet going to the net for 12 and Andrewas Iwanegbe posting 10 points. and Sean Seviour netted 10 points.
Abe Aden led the Calgary team with 24 points, followed by David Lodovica scoring 18 points. A late morning game saw Arnaud Songa-Cote post a game-high 33 points to lead the École Secondaire Roger-Comtois Patriotes of Loretteville, Que. to a 72-55 victory over the Dr. J.H. Gillis Royals.
Gabriel LaFlamme chipped in 21 points for the Quebec team.
Leading the Antigonish squad were Keegan Meyer netting 25 points and Kene Oguejifor good for 11 points. points.
Leading the Kingfishers were Jordan Brooks with 18 points, Cody Timmons tallying 17 and Tremaine Loppie loping along for 13 points. In girls exhibition play, the Notre Dame High School Pride of Calgary brought down the BEC Bears 59-40.
Amanda McCullagh led the Pride with a game-high 15 points, while Lacey Bursey paced the Bears with nine points.
Following Thursday’s action, the teams moving on to the seminal round have been determined. In the Ness Timmons Division, the host Bears (3-1) and Queen Elizabeth High School of Surrey, B.C. (3-0) will play in the semis, while both Gonzaga (3-1) and Charlottetown Rural (3-0) also advance no matter the results from today.
The semifinal schedule, however, will be determined once round- robin play concludes. Those games are slated for 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. today.
The consolation is scheduled for Saturday at noon, followed by the championship at 2 p.m.
*For a full schedule and results, see page B4.