Wild­cats girls, Roy­als boys take re­gion­als

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

MEMO­RIAL — Kayla McCar­ron rained down a game-high 41 points to lead the Syd­ney Academy Wild­cats to an 88-80 win over the Memo­rial Ea­gles in the Cape Bre­ton High School Divi­sion 1 Girls Bas­ket­ball League re­gional fi­nal Fri­day at Memo­rial gym.

The Wild­cats stormed back from a 42-35 deficit at half­time for the re­gional ti­tle. They’re host­ing the Nova Sco­tia School Ath­letic Fed­er­a­tion cham­pi­onship, March 4-6. Memo­rial will now play in a qual­i­fy­ing tour­na­ment against an op­po­nent to be de­ter­mined.

Jenna Cole­man fol­lowed with 19 points in the Wild­cats tri­umph. Marissa MacK­in­non added nine, while Kris­ten Wil­liamson added eight.

Memo­rial was paced by Anna Dahl with 23 points, Kate­lyn Hil­lier with 18 and Danielle MacDon­ald with 14.

At Riverview gym, the Roy­als got past the Wild­cats by a 66-58 to take Divi­sion 1 boys ban­ner. They’ll travel to the Cap­i­tal district for provin­cials, March 4-6, while the Wild­cats will host a pro­vin­cial qual­i­fier next week­end.

Riverview held at 28-24 lead at re­cess.

Jeff Green led Riverview with 18 points, Kel­son Dev­ereaux and Derek Loth­ier fol­lowed with 14 and Ryan Hooper added 13.

Chris Far­row and Justin Crane replied with 14 points apiece for Syd­ney Academy, while Devin Ax­wor­thy added 12.

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