The ladies from Fredericton High School and the men from Rothesay Netherwood School are the 2018 My Physio Riverboat Classic Champions.
The lady Black Kats defeated the Horton High School Griffins from Wolfville, Nova Scotia 64-49 in the championship final to complete a perfect 4-0 weekend.
The lady Kats defeated KVHS 57-51 and Woodstock 87-50 in pool play then got past Saint Malachy’s 94-72 in the semi-finals.
Horton defeated Riverview 72-39 and Saint Malchy’s 65-36 in pool play then outlasted the home town Crusaders 54-46 in the semi-finals.
Leaders for FHS: Lucy Beaumont 16 points and Vanessa Soffee 15 points.
Leaders for Horton: Abbie Fox 10 points and Meghan MacLeod 10 points
The Rothesay Netherwood RiverHawk men’s team avenged their only lost of the weekend in convincing fashion by defeating the Fredericton High School 107-84.
The opening half of the championship game was much like their first meeting of the weekend which ended with FHS hitting a 3 pointer in the final seconds to secure the win. Both teams came out looking to push the ball hard in transition while deploying a mix of man-to-man defense and trapping zones defenses. The 1st quarter belonged to the Black Kats you jumped out to an early led, however, it was the bench for RNS that stepped up late in the 2nd quarter with back-to-back three pointers to end the half to take a 2 point lead, 47-45 at the half.
In the 3rd quarter the Riverhawks came out of the locker room with a much greater focus especially on defense. Lead by sophomore point guard Kellen Tynes they blew the game open by forcing the Black Kats into uncharacteristic turnovers which lead to easy transition baskets. Riverhawk senior guard Lyon McLean also put on a shooting display hitting NBA-range 3 pointers, and several well contested 2’s, scoring 18 points in the half. RNS led by nearly 30 points mid-way through the 4th quarter before finishing the game 107-84.
The Riverhawks defeated KVHS 81-45 then lost to FHS 97-94 in pool play. They then defeat Saint John High 97-83 in the semi-finals to reach the championship game. The Black Kats defeated KVHS 84-60 and RNS 97-94 in pool play then got by Horton 91-70 in a very physical semi-final game.
Leaders for RNS: Lyon McLean with 23 points and Kellen Tynes with 21 points
Leaders for FHS: Noah McCarthy with 21 points and Minwoo Park with 17 points
Tournament All Stars
- Kellen Tynes (RNS) – Tournament MVP
- Shyheim Malcolm (RNS)
- Lyon McLean (RNS)
- Noah McCarthy (FHS)
- Minwoo Park (FHS)
- Adam Lambert (SJHS)
- Issac Clarke (Horton)
- Lucy Beaumont (FHS) – Tournament MVP
- Samantha Soffee (FHS)
- Eve MacDonald (FHS)
- Abbie Fox (Horton)
- McKinley Bezanson (Horton)
- Leandra Hersey (KVHS)
- Lauren Harris (St. Macs)
For complete results please visit the tournament web page.