Wild­cats, Pan­thers in boy’s wins

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

COX­HEATH — The Syd­ney Academy Wild­cats de­feated the host Riverview Roy­als 71-61 in Game 2 of the High­land Re­gion high school bas­ket­ball cham­pi­onships at Riverview gym, Tues­day.

With the win, Syd­ney Academy ad­vances to the fi­nal.

Devin Ax­wor­thy held the hot hand for the Wild­cats with 26 points, fol­lowed by Tevon Martelly tal­ly­ing nine.

Top Roy­als scor­ers were Kel­son Dev­ereaux potting 13 points and Josh Har­ris chip­ping in 12 points.

The half­time score was 38-35 in favour of Syd­ney Academy.

Tues­day’s ear­lier Game 1 saw the Glace Bay Pan­thers han­dle the Memo­rial Mav­er­icks 96-66, led by Pat Simms post­ing 21 points, Kyle Mar­shall scor­ing 18 and Cody MacPher­son adding 17 points.

Pac­ing Memo­rial’s of­fence were Nic Donato and Mitchell Gl­o­gowski, both with 13 points, while Jake Swain chipped in 12 Glace Bay led 44-30 at half­time. Thurs­day at 6 p.m., Glace Bay and Riverview will match up, with the vic­tor play­ing the Wild­cats in the cham­pi­onship match.

The boys fi­nal is slated for Fri­day at 7 p.m.

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