Next game Friday morning
NEW WATERFORD, N.S. – The Three Oaks Axemen made it two straight wins at the Coal Bowl Classic on Thursday morning.
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Matt Tanton dribbles the ball for the Three Oaks Axemen during the Three Oaks Christmas Classic basketball tournament in December. Tanton was named the Axemen’s player of the game in Friday’s 67-59 win over Ecole Secondaire Beaumont Composite High School at the Coal Bowl Classic in New Waterford, N.S.
The Axemen, who trailed 24-21 at halftime, defeated Ecole Secondaire Beaumont Composite High School 67-57 to improve to 2-1 (won-lost) in round-robin play.
Chris Richard poured in 16 points to lead the Axemen while player-of-the-game Matt Tanton and Cameron Paynter each contributed 12.
The Axemen opened the prestigious senior AAA boys’ basketball tournament with a 77-70 loss to Glace Bay on Monday, and then bounced back to outlast St. Mark Catholic High School 58-49 on Wednesday.
Three Oaks will play its final round-robin game against D’Arcy McGee High School on Friday at 9 a.m.
The semifinal games go Friday night, with the consolation and championship games Saturday.