CBN Men’s league champs crowned

McNally’s re­peat cham­pi­onship glory

The Compass - - SPORTS - BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER nmercer@cb­n­com­

The re­ju­ve­nated CBN Men’s Bas­ket­ball League con­cluded its sec­ond sea­son with a re­peat cham­pi­onship run.

McNally’s cap­tured its sec­ond straight league ti­tle with a 2-0 se­ries sweep over Clarke’s Fur­ni­ture in the fi­nal se­ries.

It was as re­match of the fi­nal se­ries last sea­son, and pit­ted the top-two fin­ish­ers in the league dur­ing the reg­u­lar sea­son.

The cham­pi­ons clinched the se­ries with a re­sound­ing 108-64 de­feat of Clarke’s at St. Fran­cis in Har­bour Grace on April 27.

While the game was close at the con­clu­sion of the first quar­ter, McNally’s pulled away over the fi­nal three pe­ri­ods.

It was a bal­anced at­tack pac­ing the of­fense for the vic­tors. Guard Shane Lam­bert lead the way with 26 points, while Trevor Smith added 24 points in the win.

Nick Mercer lead the way for Clarke’s with 15 points in de­feat, while Mike Mur­rin chipped in 13 points.

In Game 1, McNally’s used a third quar­ter run to pull away from their op­po­nents and fin­ished with a 105-74 vic­tory.

Danny Gosse was the top scorer for the win­ners with 32 points. Lam­bert added 30 to help se­cure the win.

Clarke’s Justin For­ward poured in 29 points for his squad, while Lyn­don Pike helped out with 20 points.

The fi­nals marked the conl­cu­sion of the sec­ond year for the re­ju­ve­nated men’s league.

Be­fore its res­ur­rec­tion last sea­son, it had been sev­eral sea­sons since a men’s league had run in CBN.

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