KISH advances to final of Island Hoop Fest

Jason Simmonds
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Against Montague on Monday night

KENSINGTON – The Kensington Intermediate-Senior High School (KISH) Torches won both round-robin games on Friday to advance to the championship game of the Island Hoop Fest senior boys basketball tournament.

Mitchell Bernard of the Kensington Intermediate-Senior High Torches attempts to get his hand on a shot attempt by the Three Oaks Axemen’s Andrew Rafuse. The action took place during a round-robin game of the Island Hoop Fest senior boys basketball tournament in Kensington on Friday.

KISH hosted the West Division’s round-robin portion of the tournament on Friday.

Saturday’s action, including the championship game at Holland College in Charlottetown, was postponed due to the weather.

The championship game between KISH and the Montague Vikings will be played in conjunction with a P.E.I. School Athletic Association league game in Montague on Monday night. Montague was the top team in the East Division following round-robin play.

At KISH, the Torches opened play with an 82-66 victory over the Three Oaks Axemen, and then defeated the Charlottetown Rural Raiders 90-76. The Raiders pulled out a one-point victory, 76-75, over the Axemen in the other round-robin game.

 

KISH 82 Three Oaks 66

Mitch Bernard poured in a game-high 23 points to lead the Torches, who also received strong offensive games from Aidan Harrington (18) and Bradley MacKenna (10).

Andrew Rafuse led the Axemen attack with a 20-point effort while Brady Arsenault (14) and Colton Wadman (12) also made key offensive contributions.

 

KISH 90 Charlottetown Rural 76

Bernard, once again, was KISH’s top point-getter with 24. Nick Linkletter (18) and MacKenna (16) also added to the offensive attack.

Kyle Arsenault had a game-high 26 points for Rural, which received nine points from Keegan Lazaric and six from Nick Frizzell.

 

Charlottetown Rural 76 Three Oaks 75

Kyle Arsenault (17), Cullen Mullaly (16) and Frizzell (16) all had big games at the offensive end for Rural.

Arsenault (21), Rafuse (16) and Matt Oram (10) all scored in double digits for the Axemen.

 

 

Organizations: Holland College, West Division, P.E.I. School Athletic Association East Division

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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