In Game 3 in the quad-A division of Provincials the LEC, the Terry Fox Ravens had a tough match-up against the Vancouver College Fighting Irish.
The first quarter saw a healthy set of VC boys who controlled the paint and were able to lead by nearly 10 points at any given moment. Though the Ravens made some gnarly swats to keep the ball out of the hoops, the Irish kept an intimidating lead of 24-11.
Terry Fox held the ball well and were able to come within just three points of Van College near the 4-minute mark of the second quarter. With considerably even possession between both teams, it was the Irish who stayed ahead going into the final half with a score of 39-32.
The third quarter saw much of the same play from both sides. The Irish kept making a climb on the scoreboard—leading for the entire remaining 20 minutes. Van College showed off their passing skills between star guard Jack Cruz-Dumont and Callum Chow-White.
Chow-White made a clutch block against Fox, taking the ball back to home paint to score a beauty of a layup. Even in their own end of the court, the Ravens seemed to be flying on broken wings. On multiple possessions, there were unable to find the net and scored only 4 points in the third.
Vancouver College continued to dominate in the final quarter, utilizing their top players on both ends of the court.
Though Terry Fox made a run for points in the last minute of play, their determination just wasn’t enough to beat VC.
The Fighting Irish won their first matchup of the tournament with a final score of 79-63 over the Ravens.
Player of the game Jack Cruz-Dumont put up a whopping 32 points. He credits his team for the honour.
“Our team did all the work and we’re just hoping to win the next game.”
The Vancouver College are all set to play the Belmont Bulldogs on Day 2--stay tuned for our game preview!
Written by: Crystal Scuor