Three Ch’town teams go undefeated in SIS tip-off basketball tournament

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Total of 12 P.E.I. teams play round-robin format

SUMMERSIDE – Three Charlottetown schools went undefeated in the 37th annual Summerside Intermediate School tip-off basketball tournament over the weekend.

The Stonepark Tigers and Queen Charlotte Coyotes went 3-0 (won-lost) in boys’ play. Meanwhile, Stonepark posted an identical record as the only undefeated girls’ team.

A total of 12 midget AA teams – six boys and six girls – participated in the round-robin tournament, which did not feature championship games. The purpose of the tournament is to allow teams to play opponents they normally would not see during the P.E.I. School Athletic Association regular season. Thus, all games featured east teams facing opponents from the west.

Games were played at the Summerside Intermediate School and Athena Consolidated School gymnasiums.

Following is a look at the games:

 

At Summerside Intermediate:

Boys

Stonepark Tigers 51

M.E. Callaghan Cougars 38

Evan Judson scored eight of his 12 points early in the game to get the Tigers off to a fast start.

Zach Wall contributed 11 points for the Tigers while Elon Wilkie (11) and Jacob Rayner (9) were Callaghan’s top point-getters.

The Tigers led 38-22 at halftime.

Players of the game were Judson and Travis Fraser (Cougars).

 

Stonepark Tigers 48

Summerside Intermediate Owls 42

Judson’s 15-point effort keyed the Tigers win while Logan MacDougall (15) and Alex Gallant (14) were the top offensive performers for the Owls.

MacDougall and Blake Griffin (Tigers) were the players of the game.

 

Summerside Intermediate Owls 63

Birchwood Cobras 29

MacDougall scored 22 points while Keith Johnston poured in 12 and Gallant added 11.

Jordan Reid had a game-high 27 points for the Cobras, who trailed 36-21 at halftime.

Players of the game were Gallant (Owls) and Matthew Doyle (Cobras).

 

Queen Charlotte Coyotes 54

Summerside Intermediate Owls 52

Queen Charlotte opened the game on an 8-0 run, and then held on.

Ryan Thompson (14) and John Alex Vos (11) were the Coyotes’ top offensive performers. Gallant (16) and Keith Johnston (14) were the Owls’ leading scorers.

The Coyotes led 25-20 at the break.

Players of the game were Vos and Johnston.

 

Queen Charlotte Coyotes 63

M.E. Callaghan Cougars 48

The Coyotes took a 31-24 lead into halftime, and then outscored the Cougars 20-4 in the third quarter.

Thompson (17) and Alex Campbell (15) were the leading point-getters for Queen Charlotte. Rayner scored 17 points for the Cougars.

Players of the game were Thompson and Rilind Musliu (Cougars).

 

At Athena Consolidated:

Queen Charlotte Coyotes 68

Athena Hawks 41

Campbell’s 29-point effort earned him Queen Charlotte’s player-of-the-game award. Matt Connolly (16) and Vos (9) were the Coyotes’ other top scorers.

Cameron Paynter poured in a game-high 31 points for the Hawks. He was named Athena’s game star.

Queen Charlotte was in front 32-21 at the break.

 

Stonepark Tigers 63

Athena Hawks 38

The Tigers built a 35-26 lead at halftime, and then pulled away in the second half.

Adam Ryan (12), Wall (10) and Judson (10) ignited the Tigers’ attack. Paynter’s 22-point effort led the way for the Hawks, who received six points from Kolin Sobey.

Players of the game were Sobey and Gabriel Penalver (Tigers).

 

Birchwood Cobras 45

M.E. Callaghan Cougars 44

Reid’s 33 points led the Cobras to a one-point victory in the closest game of the tournament. Rayner also finished with 33 points for the Cougars, who led 24-23 at the intermission.

Players of the game were Rayner and Vadim Boshnyak (Cobras).

 

Birchwood Cobras 46

Athena Hawks 39

Reid had another big game with 29 points to lead the Cobras. Paynter continued his strong play for the Hawks with a 28-point effort.

The teams were tied 20-20 at halftime.

Players of the game were Reid and Brody MacDonald (Hawks).

 

Girls

At Summerside Intermediate:

Stonepark Tigers 61

Kensington Torchettes 23

Stonepark, led by the 17-point effort of Lexi MacInnis, jumped out to a big lead and never looked back.

Abby Donald and Annie Tuplin each had five points for the Torchettes.

Brynn Essery (Tigers) and Donald were the players of the game.

The Tigers built a 35-13 cushion at the half.

 

Summerside Intermediate Owls 63

East Wiltshire Warriors 29

The Owls jumped out to a 27-15 halftime advantage, and then outscored the Warriors 13-3 in the third quarter.

Callie MacDonald’s 14-point effort paced the Owls’ offence, which received 13 points from Georgia Baker. Grace Keizer sank 15 points for East Wiltshire.

Baker and Hailey Cole (Warriors) were selected as players of the game.

 

Summerside Intermediate Owls 44

Queen Charlotte Coyotes 28

Baker sank 30 points while MacDonald, the Owls’ player of the game, chipped in 16 points. Sam Strain, who was Queen Charlotte’s player of the game, led her team with eight points. Francis Alvarez added seven.

 

Stonepark Tigers 59

Summerside Intermediate Owls 38

After building a 25-10 advantage at halftime, the Tigers went on to post a 21-point victory.

Lexi MacInnis (12), Laura Reid (12) and Sydney Whitlock (8) sparked Stonepark’s offence. Baker scored a game-high 26 points while Summerside Intermediate player-of-the-game Georgie McKenna added four.

Whitlock was selected as Stonepark’s player of the game.

 

At Athena Consolidated:

Athena Hawks 49

Queen Charlotte 26

Nikki Arsenault’s 30 points keyed the victory for Athena, which led 30-16 at halftime. Katrina Martin added 15 points for the Hawks. Alvarez led Queen Charlotte with 16 points.

Alvarez and Emily Steele (Hawks) were the players of the game.

 

Stonepark Tigers 61

Athena Hawks 44

McInnis (29), Allie McCabe (12) and Maddie Hurley (8) were the top offensive producers for the Tigers, who led 31-24 at the half. Arsenault (19) and Martin (18) were Athena’s leading scorers.

Players of the game were McInnis and Fiona Steele (Hawks).

 

East Wiltshire Warriors 44

Kensington Torchettes 25

Keizer (18) and MacDonald (15) scored in double digits for the Warriors. Tuplin (7) and Donald (6) were Kensington’s top scorers.

East Wiltshire was in front 26-6 at halftime.

Players of the game were MacDonald and Jensen Mayne (Torchettes).

 

Queen Charlotte Coyotes 61

Kensington Torchettes 23

Queen Charlotte, which led 26-15 at the half, was led by the 17-point effort of Sophia Blanchard and Alvarez’s 15 points. Donald (9) and Chloe Champion (6) keyed the Torchettes’ attack.

Players of the game were Blanchard and Champion.

 

Athena Hawks 41

East Wiltshire Warriors 18

 Athena played a very strong defensive game, allowing just nine points in each half.

Martin (11), Steele (8) and Arsenault (8) were the leading scorers for the Hawks, who led 15-9 at halftime. Keizer (7) and Cole (4) led East Wiltshire.

Players of the game were Jane Doyle (Hawks) and Megan MacEachern (Warriors).

 

Standings

Standings

SIS tip-off basketball tournament standings:

Boys

W L

Stonepark 3 0

Queen Charlotte 3 0

Birchwood 2 1

Summerside Int. 1 2

Athena 0 3

M.E. Callaghan 0 3

Girls

W L

Stonepark 3 0

Athena 2 1

Summerside Int. 2 1

Queen Charlotte 1 2

East Wiltshire 1 2

Kensington 0 3

Organizations: Tigers 63Athena Hawks 38The Tigers, Summerside Intermediate School, Cobras P.E.I. School Athletic Association Athena Consolidated School 20-20

Geographic location: Summerside, Kensington

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