Axemen drop close final at Confederation City Classic

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Axewomen lose to Gray in bronze-medal game

CHARLOTTETOWN – The Three Oaks Axemen’s run at the Charlottetown Rural Confederation City Classic basketball tournament came up just short on Saturday afternoon.

Three Oaks Senior High School

The Axemen took a perfect 3-0 (won-lost) record into the championship game against the Amherst Vikings, who prevailed 51-48 in a nail-biter.

Tournament most valuable player Blake Thompson scored 21 points to lead the Vikings. Cameron Paynter sank 20 to lead the Summerside-based Axemen, who went 2-0 in the round robin and defeated the host Charlottetown Rural Raiders 75-54 in the semifinals on Saturday morning.

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Fundy, led by Taylor Cooke’s 19-point effort, edged the host Raiders 53-50 in the girls’ championship game. Lexi MacInnis (18) and Nicole Davis (12) were Rural’s top point-getters.

Fundy’s Megan Fudge was named the tournament’s most valuable player.

The Colonel Gray Colonels topped the Three Oaks Axewomen 71-52 in the bronze-medal game.

Three Oaks won both its round-robin games, and defeated Charlottetown Rural 59-44 in a semifinal game Saturday morning.



Confederation City Classic all-stars:


Nikki Arsenault, Three Oaks.

Jada Yeo, Colonel Gray.

Lexi MacInnis, Charlottetown Rural.

Sam Silliphant, Charlottetown Rural.

Taylor Cooke, Fundy.



Matt Tanton, Three Oaks.

Cameron Paynter, Three Oaks.

Joel MacCrossin, Amherst.

Kyle Rossiter, Riverview, N.B.

Isaac Kirkland, Charlottetown Rural.

Organizations: Amherst Vikings, Confederation City Classic

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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