Jr. Spartans fall to Panthers

Aodhan Lowson (#20) takes flight for a basket in the third.

CORNWALL – The Seaway Spartans junior basketball team kicked off the second half of their 2018-19 season with a 50-29 loss to the St. Joe’s Panthers in Cornwall January 7th.

St. Joe’s started the game scoring a three-pointer from just outside the line. Seaway’s defence frustrated St. Joe’s midcourt and the team was able to capitalize on it. Seaway trailed St. Joe’s 9-4 after the first quarter.

By the midway mark of the second quarter, the Spartans had taken a 16-15 lead over the Panthers. A quick pair of baskets by St. Joe’s a minute before halftime put them back in the lead. St. Joe’s led Seaway 19-16 at halftime. Seaway out shot St. Joe’s 12-10 in the quarter.

By the third quarter, the Panthers had pulled ahead by 13 points, scoring 17 points to the Spartans’ seven points. Technical fouls defending started to run against the Spartans in their end.

A quick push by Seaway in the opening minute of the fourth forced St. Joe’s to call a time out to regroup. The Panthers locked down their defence after that, allowing only one Seaway basket in the final seven minutes of the game. St. Joe’s put up 14 more points to win 50-29.

Aodhan Lowson and Ben Lapier each put up nine points for the Spartans. The loss drops the junior Spartans to eighth in the county league standings. They play a doubleheader against Tagwi and La Citadelle on January 11th.

Seaway Spartans forward Ryan Wiltshire (center, #5) looks for someone to pass to in the fourth quarter of the senior boys’ basketball match against the L’Héritage Dragons January 7th. The game was the first of a doubleheader that saw the team also go up against the first place St. Joe’s Panthers. Seaway dropped both matches of the doubleheader. (The Leader/Blancher photos)

Sr. Spartans on losing end of doubleheader

CORNWALL – The Seaway Spartans senior boys basketball team returned to the basketball court after the Christmas break, taking on the L’Héritage Dragons, and the St. Joseph’s Panthers in SDG county league play January 7th. Seaway so far this season has not won a game.

Seaway trailed L’Héritage from the get-go and by the end of the first quarter, the Dragons had built up a seven point lead on the Spartans. The Dragons did not let up in the second quarter out pacing the Spartans 16 points to seven. At half time, the Spartans trailed the Dragons 26-10.

Seaway continued to be overtaken in the second half as L’Héritage put up 11 more points in the third and 13 points in the fourth quarter. The Spartans fell to the Dragons 50-22.

Josh Broad led the Spartans scoring 13 points in the game including a three-pointer in each of second, third and fourth quarters.

In the second game of the day, the Panthers opened a 21 point lead on the Spartans in the first quarter. By half time, the Panthers led the Spartans 47-9.

Seaway kept pace in the second half and out shot St. Joe’s in the fourth quarter 13-12. Despite the improved second half effort, the Spartans fell to the Panthers 76-32.

Jayden Rowe had 10 points including a three-pointer in the third quarter, Hunter Amlin had nine points. Kurt Brown landed a three-pointer from the corner in the fourth quarter, his first of the year.

The Spartans sit in 10th place in the league standings, and will play Tagwi and La Citadelle in another doubleheader January 11th.


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