bid for perfect season ends in disappointment
By Fred Sherwin
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
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.
hopes were quickly dashed, however, by a Sacred Heart
Huskies team that refused to be intimidated by the Cougars
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..
Huskies continued to dominate the Cougars in the second
quarter, extending their lead to 17 points.by halftime.
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.
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.
best they could do was cut the deficit to eight before
the Huskies cruised to a 46-36 win.
the game, Cougars' head coach Aaron Harvey admitted the
Huskies zone defence caused them fits.
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,"
Colonel By Cougars end the season with an 8-1 record included
playoff wins over Hillcrest and Deslauriers.
led the Cougars in the final with 15 points. Troy Curtis
added seven and Devon MacDonald had six.
7:30 a.m., Feb. 29)
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