Wildcats, Panthers in boy’s wins
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.