Axemen capture school’s first-ever Confederation City Classic title

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CHARLOTTETOWN – The Three Oaks Axemen won the Summerside high school’s first-ever Confederation City Classic basketball tournament, hosted by Charlottetown Rural High School, here on Saturday.

Three Oaks Senior High School

The Axemen, who won all four of their tournament matches, topped the Colonel Gray Colonels 74-43 in the championship game.

Three Oaks advanced to the final with a 71-52 victory over Glace Bay in the semifinals. In round-robin games, Three Oaks topped Amherst 60-39 and Memorial 100-81.

The Axemen’s Mark Matheson was named the tournament’s most valuable player. Patrick Murray, also of the Axemen, was presented with a tournament all-star award.

Three Oaks 74 Colonel Gray 43

Matheson and Murray each scored 16 points to lead the Axemen in the championship game. Player-of-the-game Lucas Coughlin added 14 points and seven rebounds.

Along with their scoring contributions, Matheson also hauled in 13 boards, and Murray contributed seven steals.

Three Oaks 71 Glace Bay 52

Alec Parise had 23 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Axemen. Colin Arsenault chipped in with 15 points while Murray, who was named player of the game, chipped in with nine assists and six steals.

Three Oaks 60 Amherst 39

Dylan Gallant’s 12 points and eight rebounds keyed Three Oaks’ attack.

Arsenault, who also had 12 points, was named the player of the game.

Three Oaks 100 Memorial 81

Parise continued to dominate with a 31-point, 15-rebound performance.

Matheson also had a big game with 20 points, six rebounds, six assists and seven steals.

Matheson was the player of the game.

Geographic location: Glace Bay

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