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