Capers flex muscles
Men pound UPEI twice
CBU 103, UPEI 75
SYDNEY — The Cape Breton Capers men’s basketball team bested the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers twice, by almost identical scores, in Atlantic University Sport play at CBU’s Sullivan Field House on the weekend. Sunday afternoon, the Capers handled the Panthers 103-75.
Leading the home side were Ryan Roper recording 17 points and seven rebounds, Paris Carter posting 15 points and eight rebounds, and Phil Nkrumah chipping in 12 points and seven rebounds.
Pacing the Panthers were Nick Toews with a game-high 21 points, while Terrance Brown was good for 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Manock Lual added 14 points and seven rebounds.
CBU led 51-27 at halftime.
CBU 103, UPEI 77
Saturday evening, Tremaine Fraser tallied 19 points to lead the Capers to a 103-77 victory over the Panthers.
Following Fraser was Nkrumah with 13 points and seven rounds, while Jimmy Dorsey was good for 12 points.
Top UPEI scorers were Mitchell McQuade with 17 points and five rebounds, Lual chipping in 14 points and six rebounds, and Brown potting 13 points.
The score at halftime was 5137 in the Capers’ favour.
Pictou County 6, Cape Breton 1
Sunday’s Game 4 saw the Weeks tie the best-of-five series 2-2 with a 6-1 thrashing of the Tradesmen.
Pictou County’s Garrett Holmes recorded a hat trick to lead the visitors, followed by Corey Bennett, Brent Turnbull and Cal Gloade, with one power-play goal apiece.
Colin Campbell potted Cape Breton’s lone marker.
Between the pipes for the Weeks, Jesse Cox allowed one goal on 28 shots in the first 57:40, after which he was replaced by Jake MacPherson, who
Cape Breton 3, Pictou County 2
Saturday night’s Game 3, also at Centre 200, saw the Tradesmen edge the Weeks 3-2 on singles by Kyle Farrell, on the power play, Kyran Fogarty and Campbell.
Finding the back of the net for the Pictonians were Colby Lanceleve and Turnbull with a powerplay tally.
Bourgeois stopped 25 shots, including four on breakaways, in the win. Cox turned aside 23 shots in the losing cause.
Game 5 is slated for Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the New Glasgow Stadium.
Chris Noddle of the Cape Breton University Capers men’s basketball team, right, runs the play up-court as his teammate Scott Jaspers-Fayer, centre, and Mitchell McQuade of the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers follow during Atlantic University Sport action at CBU’s Sullivan Field House, Sunday. The CBU men won, 103-75.