LCI Rams win opener as Green and Gold tips off


The host LCI Rams opened their an­nual Green and Gold Boys Bas­ket­ball Tour­na­ment on a win­ning note Fri­day.

Rams ad­vanced to the semi­fi­nals with a 97-69 vic­tory over the Cal­gary Cres­cent Heights Cow­boys as Isa­iah Bag­nah hit for 16 points and Zach Ja­cobs added 15.

Tyler Oliver chipped in with 14 points for the Rams while Mar­shall Scott and Tan­ner French put up 13 and 11 re­spec­tively.

For the Cow­boys, Bran­don Harper led the way with 19 points and Chris Ruta hit for 17.

In the second game, the Catholic Cen­tral Cougars were de­feated 86-60 by Cal­gary Sir Win­ston Churchill Bull­dogs.

Toks Ajayi and Piper Pyaji led the Bull­dogs with 12 points apiece while Di­ilo Poromon, David Ayon and Ab­dul­mulz Ab­dul­lahi added 10 apiece.

Will Hughes replied with 11 points for the Cougars and Nate Mor­eira added 10.

Medicine Hat High Mo­hawks out­lasted Ed­mon­ton Arch­bishop O’Leary Spar­tans 88-73 as Ethan Egert tossed in a game­high 29 points while Ei­dan Jonker and Ai­den Gripp added 13 and 12 re­spec­tively.

Wy­att Delorme replied with 21 points for the Spar­tans and Richard Lui added 14.

In the fi­nal game of the day, Ray­mond Comets edged Ed­mon­ton St. Fran­cis Xavier Rams 76-75 as Brady Baines scored 21 points and Shae Gibb added 20, fol­lowed by Jeter Heg­gie and Liam Dav­i­son with 12 and 10 re­spec­tively.

Kwame Okyere replied with 26 points and Chris­tian Li­wanag added 20.

Play re­sumes today on the con­so­la­tion side at 10 a.m. with Catholic Cen­tral playing Cres­cent Heights and Arch­bishop O’Leary tak­ing on St. Fran­cis Xavier in semi­fi­nal play.

In the cham­pi­onship semi­fi­nals, the host Rams take on Sir Win­ston Churchill at noon, fol­lowed by Medicine Hat against Ray­mond at 2 p.m.

The con­so­la­tion fi­nal is set for 4 p.m. with the third-place game at 6 p.m. and cham­pi­onship con­test at 8 p.m.

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