Charlottetown wins first game of provincial AAA men’s championships against Three Oaks Axemen

One of Charlottetown Rural’s top scorers, Noah Giddings, gets the ball over to a teammate resulting in a basket. Rural beat Three Oaks 89-38. Laura Hines photo.
One of Charlottetown Rural’s top scorers, Noah Giddings, gets the ball over to a teammate resulting in a basket. Rural beat Three Oaks 89-38. Laura Hines photo.
By Laura Hines
Feb. 28, 2014

Charlottetown Rural men’s team defeated Three Oaks 89-38 on Feb. 27 in the first game of the provincial AAA men’s championships at Holland College’s Centre for Community Engagement.
The Rural’s team led throughout the game.
Brayden White, Rural’s leading scorer, said the team shot well and their goal is to win.
“If we play like we can, we should win.”
The team will play again on Tuesday.
Brett Montgomery, the assistant coach for Three Oaks, said the game was not great.
“It wasn’t the result we were looking for.”
Montgomery hopes the team will work on scoring more and shooting before their next game.
“We mostly need to work on moving the ball.”
Kyle Larusic, the team manager for the Rurals, says his main job is keeping his team drinking lots of water and he helps them stretch out.
Larisic says he feels the team did well.
“Certainly there are things to work on.”
White scored the first basket for the team. Noah Giddings and Jake MacAulay followed to give Rural an 8-0 lead.
James Meek scored Three Oaks first basket.
Three Oaks started to catch up with the Rural, bringing the score up to 15-8.
The Rural continued to keep their lead. Stephen Seviour scored for the Rural with just 10 seconds left in the first quarter, giving the team a 19-14 lead.
Three Oaks started off the second quarter with their first basket by Chris Richard, making the Rural lead 21-17.
Rural picked up their lead to 48-21 finishing off the second quarter of the game.
Don Ryan ended off the third period with a basket, moving the score 73-32 for the Rural.
Noah Giddings started off the third period with a basket making the score 74-32.
Three Oaks finished the game by scoring the last basket. The final score was 89-38 for the Rural.

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