By Lillian Jazlyn MacLeod
Feb. 28, 2014
Charlottetown Rural men’s AAA basketball team won the first game of the provincial ‘AAA’ championships defeating Three Oaks Senior High School 89-38 on Feb. 27 in the Holland College gym.
Brayden White, lead scorer of the Rural team with 28 points, said he’s happy with the way the first championship game went.
“The team started off slow but quickly picked up the pace.”
White said the team is getting ready for their biggest competition, Colonel Gray.
“If we play like we can we should win.”
White has played basketball since he was in Grade 6 and wants to continue playing after high school.
Brett Montgomery, assistant coach for the Three Oaks men’s basketball team, wasn’t happy with the end results.
“It wasn’t the result we were looking for.”
Montgomery said the team will work on their scoring, moving the ball and more passing for next time.
Although the game wasn’t what he expected he still enjoyed the turnout of the crowd and the experience.
“It’s a lot of fun.”
Dominque Ryan of the Rural basketball team, who scored eight points, thought the team worked hard the whole way.
“The teamwork was good.”
Ryan said the team has a chance at winning the tournament if they keep playing as good as they have been.
“Hopefully we’ll come out victorious.”
Brayden White made the first basket for Rural. In no time the team score was 8-0 for Rural.
James Meek made the first basket for Three Oaks. The Summerside team picked it up though, with Ty Wright making the score 15-8.
With 10 seconds left in the first quarter Rural stayed in the lead with Stephen Seviour making the score 19-14.
Three Oaks team member Chris Richard makes the first basket in the second quarter, making it a 21-17 lead by Rural.
Rural quickly picked up the lead though, bringing the score to 48-21 to end the second quarter.
Rural opened the scoring basket again in the third quarter and lead 73-32 at the end of the quarter.