Bears rally over sec­ond half to down Al­berta Cru­saders

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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.

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