Nighthawks claim silver

Cox leads the way as Northum­ber­land posts strong show­ing in 32-team Fredericton tour­na­ment

The News (New Glasgow) - - SPORTS -

The Northum­ber­land Nighthawks var­sity boys bas­ket­ball team put in a stel­lar week­end, fin­ish­ing sec­ond in a 32-team tour­na­ment in Fredericton.

The Nighthawks tal­lied five wins and a sin­gle loss, putting in strong per­for­mances against one com­pet­i­tive team af­ter an­other.

Glen Cox, tour­na­ment all-star, av­er­aged 45 points per game through­out the week­end while Raine Decoste was dou­ble dig­its for points and re­bounds.

Lex­ter Rico, Der­rick Cho, Mar­cus MacLeod, Rhys Steven­son, Decoste and Cox all picked up player of the game awards.

Af­ter bad weather can­celled a tour­na­ment and a game last week, the Nighthawks were anx­ious to get some court ac­tion and started strong. Their coaches cred­ited a steady and con­certed de­fen­sive ef­fort with fu­el­ing their success.

With mostly re­turn­ing play­ers from last year and three new ad­di­tions, the Nighthawks will be play­ing in the Anse MacDon­ald In­vi­ta­tional Tour­na­ment at NNEC Fri­day and Satur­day.

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NRHS Nighthawks won five games and had a sin­gle loss in a strong show­ing in Fredericton last week­end. Front row, from left, Bray­den MacDon­ald, Al­varo Ortega, Jonah MacEach­ern and Lex­ter Rico. Back row, from left, Coach Steve MacLeod, Tom MacKen­zie, Mar­cus MacLeod, Der­rick Cho, Glen Cox, Rhys Steven­son, Raine DeCoste, coach Mark Stin­son and coach Erik Neilsen. Miss­ing from the photo is Tyler Wat­ters.

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