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Junior Boys Basketball
Cougars bid for perfect season ends in disappointment
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

The Colonel By Cougars' Ben Kennedy goes up to attempt a layup against the Sacred Heart Huskies in the NCSSAA Tier 2 junior boys basketball championship on Tuesday. Fred Sherwin/Photo

The Colonel By Cougars went into the junior boys Tier 2 basketball championship on Tuesday hoping to extend their eight game winning streak by just one more game.

They're hopes were quickly dashed, however, by a Sacred Heart Huskies team that refused to be intimidated by the Cougars impressive record.

Playing a 2-3 zone defence, the Huskies limited the Cougars to just one first quarter basket while they poured in 10 points to take an early eight point lead..

The Huskies continued to dominate the Cougars in the second quarter, extending their lead to 17 points.by halftime.

The Cougars came of the break determined to close the gap and did, narrowing the deficit to single digits thanks to Chris Maltais' eight point effort, before turnovers allowed the Huskies to pull away for good.

Colonel By went nearly five minutes without scoring a basket while the Huskies managed to extend their lead from nine to 15 points. The Cougars eventually got off the snide on a basket by Maltais with 3:35 left in the fourth quarter, but it was too little too late.

The best they could do was cut the deficit to eight before the Huskies cruised to a 46-36 win.

After the game, Cougars' head coach Aaron Harvey admitted the Huskies zone defence caused them fits.

"With their size and length they did a good job clogging up the passing lanes and when we did get the ball inside they stopped we had trouble with their size again," said Harvey.

They Colonel By Cougars end the season with an 8-1 record included playoff wins over Hillcrest and Deslauriers.

Maltais led the Cougars in the final with 15 points. Troy Curtis added seven and Devon MacDonald had six.

(Posted 7:30 a.m., Feb. 29)


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