In­vi­ta­tional tour­na­ment a suc­cess – de­spite Mother Na­ture

Annapolis Valley Register - - NEWS -

De­spite Mother Na­ture’s best ef­forts, the Cen­tral Kings High School Ga­tors Se­nior Boys Bas­ket­ball team were able to com­plete their eight-team in­vi­ta­tional bas­ket­ball tour­na­ment last week­end.

Weather con­di­tions forced the tour­na­ment to move from a Fri­day to Satur­day for­mat to a Satur­day to Sun­day event. Play started Satur­day morn­ing with the CK Ga­tors de­feat­ing the West Kings High School Wolver­ines 78-57 in quar­ter­fi­nal play. Alex Par­nell led the Ga­tor at­tack with 30 points and earned Player of the Game hon­ours.

In the other quar­ter­fi­nal matches, it was Hants North over NEKEC, Si­monds High of Saint John, N.B. over Mill­wood High School and Lock Port High School over Amherst High.

The open­ing win put the Ga­tors into the tour­na­ment semi-fi­nal where they faced Hants North High School. The game was a real back-and-forth bat­tle with many lead changes but a third quar­ter let­down put the Ga­tors be­hind and chas­ing the game. They ended up with 61-47 loss. Lance Keddy was player of the game for the Ga­tors with a 15-point ef­fort. Si­monds High was the other semi­fi­nal win­ner over Lock­port.

On Sun­day, the Ga­tors played in the third-place game, los­ing an­other hard fought bat­tle to Lock­port High school by a score of 56-49.

The fi­nal stand­ings in the tour­na­ment were:

1st Place - Si­monds High School 2nd Place - Hants North High School

3rd place - Lock­port High School 4th place - Cen­tral Kings Ru­ral High School

5th place

School

6th place - NEKEC

7th place - Amherst Re­gional High School

8th place - West Kings District High School

The Ga­tors would to ex­tend a heart­felt thank you to par­ents, staff at CK and tour­na­ment spon­sors and sup­port­ers for their help in mak­ing the tour­na­ment a tremen­dous suc­cess. - Mill­wood High

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