Sen­tinels un­de­feated in Pla­cen­tia

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Carbonear Col­le­giate cap­tured its third tour­na­ment cham­pi­onship for 2009 when they de­feated the Dunne Memo­rial Vik­ings 87-53 in the de­cid­ing game of the Sobey’s In­vi­ta­tional Bas­ket­ball Tour­na­ment held at Laval High School in Pla­cen­tia March 6-7.

The Sen­tinels got off to a fly­ing start at the tour­na­ment on Fri­day night by drop­ping the St. Kevin’s High Mus­tangs 75-33.

“ The Sen­tinel de­fense was solid in the sec­ond half as the Mus­tangs were held to just 13 points,” said coach randy Ralph. Top scor­ers for the Sen­tinels were Bren­dan Rose (15), An­drew Ralph (15), Bran­don Par­rott (14), and Steve McDon­ald (12).

Later that evening Carbonear Col­le­giate faced off against the host squad. The game started off as a close high scor­ing af­fair with the score 41-39 in fa­vor of the Sen­tinels at the half. Carbonear’s po­tent of­fence pulled ahead in the last 20 min­utes headed by for­ward Jor­dan Barry who drained 14 bas­kets and shot three free throws for 31 points.

Carbonear Col­le­giate pulled away in the fi­nal 10 min­utes and outscored the Cava­liers 89-68. Bren­dan Rose (16), Steve McDon­ald (15), Bran­don Par­rott (13), and An­drew Ralph (10) added to the score.

Satur­day morn­ing saw Carbonear Col­le­giate match up against the Mo­bile High Monar­chs.

“A victory would pro­pel the Sen­tinels into the fi­nal and they did not dis­ap­point their fans,” said coach Ralph.

“They re­ceived great pro­duc­tion from the bench and de­feated their op­po­nents 73-45,” the coach said. Bren­dan Rose (19), Bran­don Par­rott (18), An­drew Ralph (9), Alex White (8), and David Riggs (7) added to the Sen­tinel score.

In the cham­pi­onship game Carbonear Col­le­giate faced Dunne Memo­rial and took an early lead. The Sen­tinels did not look back as they picked up their third cham­pi­onship victory for 2009 with a fi­nal score of 87-53.

Bren­dan Rose was the big gun for the Sen­tinels in the fi­nal as he scored 20 points. Bran­don Par­rott (19), Steve McDon­ald (12), An­drew Ralph (11), and Jor­dan Barry (10) rounded out scor­ing in the fi­nal.

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ON A ROLL - Carbonear Col­le­giate Sen­tinels took home an­other win at the Laval High Se­nior Boys In­vi­ta­tional Bas­ket­ball Tour­na­ment. Mem­bers of the winning team are, from left: Coach Terry Slade, Alex White, Bran­don Par­rott, Bren­don Rose, Bradley Bald­win, Jor­don Barry, David Riggs, An­drew Ralph, Stephen McDon­ald and coach Randy Ralph.

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