Spartans lose to first place Saints

Not so fast – Seaway Sr. Spartans guard Kurt Brown (center) blocks St. Lawrence Saints forward Malik Ali during the second quarter of their match December 13th. The Saints bowled over the Spartans 88-28. (The Leader/Blancher photo)

IROQUOIS – Continuing a tough pre-Christmas schedule, the Seaway Spartans boys basketball teams took on the first place St. Lawrence Saints in Iroquois December 13th.

The senior Spartans were up against a Saints team that hosted the provincial Single A championships last season and have made OFSAA two years in a row.

Jayden Rowe had two three-pointers in the second quarter, Hunter Amlin had one three pointer to try to keep the Spartans in the game. The Saints built on their 18 point lead in the first quarter with 28 scored in the second. Seaway trailed St. Lawrence 50-15 at half time.

Seaway forward Curran Gilmour scored six points for the team in the third quarter including a three pointer and a single from the foul line. Rowe had another three-pointer, but the gap between the Saints and Spartans continued to grow.

St. Lawrence put up 38 points in the second half, Seaway only earned 13. The Saints held the Spartans to just two points in the fourth quarter.

The Saints picked up a decisive win at the expense of the senior Spartans 88-28.

The junior Spartans fared better against the Saints who also lead the junior league. Seaway had a record of one win, one loss going into the game.

The Spartans were down 14-7 in the first quarter but out-scored the Saints 10-8 in the second. Seaway trailed St. Lawrence 22-17 at half time.

St. Lawrence broke away in the third quarter, solving Seaway’s defense and put up 17 points in the third quarter to Seaway’s 10.

The Saints extended their lead in the fourth quarter, out-scoring Seaway 16-11.

The Saints beat the junior Spartans 55-38. Saints’ point guard Brahim Hema scored 20 points in the game.

The Spartans were seven for 17 from the foul line.

Max Romero Sales had his best game this season for the Spartans, leading the team with 10 points including going two-for-four from the foul line. Adam Tibben had eight points for the team and was one-for-four from the foul line. Stefan Kronstal netted a three-pointer in the fourth quarter.

Both junior and senior Spartan teams will play the Holy Trinity Falcons in Cornwall December 20th.

The senior Falcons sit in fourth place in their league, the junior Falcons in fifth. The senior Spartans are in 10th place in the league, the juniors in eighth.