Son­ics win Un­der-18 boy’s AAA bas­ket­ball cham­pi­onship

Romp to 102-78 win over South West Bull­dogs in pro­vin­cial fi­nal

The Citizen-Record (Cumberland) - - SPORTS -

The Amherst Son­ics had five play­ers score in dou­ble fig­ures to claim the Bas­ket­ball Nova Sco­tia Un­der-18 Boy’s AAA cham­pi­onship on April 15 in Hal­i­fax.

Sam Wade had 29 points to lead the way for the Son­ics, who de­feated the South West Bull­dogs of Yar­mouth 102-78 to cap­ture the cham­pi­onship, while Aidan Devine had 27 points and Sam LeBlanc 18.

Pa­trick Lieb­mann had 15 points and Fran­cis Ba­con had 13 while Devine scored 21 points in the first half and earned player of the game hon­ours.

Lieb­mann was the tour­na­ment’s most valu­able player while Wade’s size and fin­ish around the of­fen­sive rim were key for Son­ics.

In their opener on Fri­day, April 13, the Son­ics matched up against the North­side Ju­nior Ma­raud­ers from Syd­ney and came away with a 71-44 win.

Adam Blair of Pug­wash was player of the game while Sam Wade had 24 points, Sam LeBlanc had 19 and Pa­trick Lieb­mann had 12.

On Satur­day, April 14, the Son­ics de­feated the Yar­mouth Huskies 73-44 with Nabil Mo­hamad earn­ing player of the game hon­ours while hit­ting six three­p­oint­ers for 18 points. Sam Wade and Pa­trick Lieb­mann each had 13 points for Amherst.

In their fi­nal round robin game, the Son­ics de­feated the South West Bull­dogs in a pre­view of Sun­day’s fi­nal and came away with a 79-50 win.

Justin Mil­ner earned player of the game hon­ours while Sam Wade scored 24 points to lead the way of­fen­sively and Pa­trick Lieb­mann scored 16. Sam LeBlanc added 11 points. The Amherst Son­ics won the BNS Un­der-18 AAA Boy’s Bas­ket­ball Cham­pi­onship with a 102-78 win over the South West Bull­dogs of Yar­mouth on Sun­day, April 14. Mem­bers of the team in­clude: (front, from left) coaches Ja­son Morse and Chris McCarthy, (sec­ond, from left) Kegan Chitty, Caleb Van Vulpen, (third, from left) Adam Blair, Pa­trick Lieb­mann, Sam LeBlanc, Fran­cis Ba­con, (back, from left) Brady Crowe, Nabil Mo­hamad, Justin Mil­ner, Aidan Devine and Sam Wade.

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