Friday, November 24, 2017

Sports Update: November 17-24

Senior Boys Basketball Player - Noah Donovan
The Senior Boys Basketball Team had a very busy weekend in the Cambridge Narrows tip-off tournament. The boys also traveled to JMH Monday night to face off against the JMH JV team in an exhibition tilt.

The boys came out strong against a very skilled Bellisle Bears squad to begin the tournament. The boys had a big 15 point lead heading into the fourth quarter, but foul trouble would come back to haunt them. Three Eagles starters fouled out in the final 5 minutes of the game, but the boys refused to give up.

Daniel Richard made a big shot in the final minute of the game to tie it. Dan Macvicar made two extremely clutch foul shots to keep the boys in the game, but they came up just short losing a tough one 77-72. Leading the way for the Eagles was Daniel Richard with his first 40 point game of the season. The other baskets were scored by Jesse Frenette with 22, Jacob Mercer with 5, Calvin Keenan with 3 and Daniel Macvicar with 2 points. Player of the game for the Eagles was Daniel Richard.

In the second game of the tournament, the boys looked to turn their fortunes around and pick up a much-needed win to keep their finals hopes alive. The boys ran into some more bad luck early in the second quarter of this game as starter Calvin Keenan went down with an injured ankle and was forced to miss the remainder of the game.

The boys battled hard, but lost a close battle to the host Cambridge Narrows by a score of 65-53. Leading the way scoring for the Eagles was Jesse Frenette with 24 points, Daniel Richard with 18 points, Jacob Mercer with 10 points and Calvin Keenan with 1 point. Jacob Mercer won player of the game honours in this one.

In the boys final game of the tournament, they came out determined to finish with a win under their belts. The boys were able to pick up a big win against Chipman. The boys had little trouble in this game downing Chipman by a score of 61-46. Leading the way for the Eagles was Jesse Frenette with 32 points, Daniel Richard with 23, and Jacob Mercer with 6. Player of the game for the Eagles was Jesse Frenette.

After this tough weekend, the boys headed to JMH Monday again with a short-handed squad. The boys had no trouble in this one picking up a convincing 74-54 win against a very small JMH JV squad. The Eagles fell behind early but battled back fast to take the lead and never look back.

Leading the way for the Eagles was Jesse Frenette with 34 points and his first 20 rebound game of the season. Other points were scored by Daniel Richard with 27, Noah Donovan with 6, Jacob Mercer with 5 and Calvin Keenan with 2. Senior Rookie Noah Donovan scored his first 6 points of the season. The boys had a scare in the fourth quarter of this one when grade 8 rookie Spencer Mullin took an asthma attack. The boys are all glad that Spencer is okay.

The boys are back in action Sunday when they head to Dalhousie for their first league game of the season. Best of luck, boys.

Senior Girls Basketball Player - Olivia Buggie 
The Senior Girls Basketball Team had a very good weekend in the Cambridge Narrows tournament. The girls went undefeated in the round robin but came up just short in the finals.

The girls were able to pull out a very big win in their first game of the tournament against an extremely strong Bellisle Bears squad.

The game had to be shut down in the second quarter because of some technical difficulties with the scoreboard, but eventually, they got it working and finished the game.

This game was back and forth until the very end. Our girls pulled ahead and held on. The girls won this game by a score of 55-50. Player of the game in this one was Olivia Buggie.

In the girls' second game of the tournament, they picked up a Friday night win against Chipman. The girls did not have much trouble at all in this one winning a big game and clinching their spot in the finals. The girls downed Chipman 72-25. Player of the game for the Eagles was Abby Donovan.

In the girls' final round robin game of the tournament, they downed the host Cambridge Narrows by a score of 62-32. This game solidified their undefeated record during the tournament. Tori Sullivan was the player of the game.

In the girls battled hard in the final but could not break through the Bears tough zone defense. The girls fell to Bellisle by a score of 48-28. Tori Sullivan won player of the game for the second time.

The girls point scorers were lost deep in the archives of this tournament.

Senior Boys Hockey Player - Aaron Walls
The Senior Boys Hockey Team hosted the Hartland Huskies for their home-opener.

The boys put on a good show for the fans, coming out strong with a 11-3 win.  Aaron Walls showed fantastic efforts, leading the way with 4 goals and 5 assists.

Avery Brennan followed behind with 4 goals.  Drake Donovan had a pair of goals.  Devon Underhill had 1 goal and 1 assist.  Denver Donovan had 3 assists on the night.  Peyton Gillespie had an excellent passing night, assisting 5 goals.  Carson Grattan had one assist.  Devon Underhill's goal was the game winner of the night.

The boys had a 5 goal first period, a 4 goal second period and finished off the game with a 2 goal third period. The boys' great efforts granted them another 2 points in the league.  The boys return to action this weekend in Tobique Valley (TVHS) for a tournament.  Good luck, Boys!

The Senior Girls Hockey Team travel to Shippigan (EME) this weekend to face a strong Peninsula team.  Good luck, Girls!

By Daniel Richard and Marlee Schofield