Ti­tans cap­ture sil­ver

Sackville Tribune - - SPORTS -

The Tantra­mar var­sity boys basketball team posted a 2-1 record and fin­ished sec­ond at the Blue­field tour­na­ment on P.E.I. over the week­end.

The boys en­tered the event on a 3-0 run to start the sea­son, de­spite yet hav­ing to play with a full ros­ter this year. Daniel Gau­dreault has been out with a badly sprained an­kle but is clos­ing in on a re­turn and Lu­cas Cormier has missed time, as the highly touted foot­ball player has been on univer­sity re­cruit­ing trips.

In their first game at the tour­na­ment the Ti­tans made quick work of host Blue­field and cruised to a 100-46 win. Co­hen Pat­ter­son led the way with 29 points while Seamus Lyon had 13. As for the big men, Chase Clay­ton added 11 and Dash Ed­son had 10.

In Game 2, the Ti­tans took time to adapt to the 3-2 zone de­fence but turned it on in the fourth quar­ter to outscore Westisle 33-10, en route to an 83-68 win. Lyon went 12-for14 from the free-throw line and had 28 points. Pat­ter­son poured in 19 and An­drew Hess and Lo­gan Reid had 11 each.

The win put the Ti­tans into the fi­nal against the pow­er­ful Sir John A Macdon­ald Flames of Hal­i­fax. Foul trou­bles caused prob­lems all game, with the Ti­tans foul­ing out five play­ers in a 92-58 loss.

Lyon had 14 points and rookie Luc Swan­son showed great poise with three three­p­oint­ers. Hess and sniper Ja­son Wil­son had had each and Owen O’neal and Adryon Thompson played gritty, phys­i­cal D to match the op­po­si­tion.

Next up for the Ti­tans is a 32-team tour­na­ment in Fredericton this week­end.

TANYA HESS PHOTO

Ti­tan Co­hen Pat­ter­son looks to slip past a de­fender in week­end ac­tion at the Blue­field tour­na­ment.

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