The game between the Sir Charles Tupper Tigers and the Clayton Heights Night Riders was a battle of an age old basketball question: size or speed? In the end, the speed and distance shooting of Tupper prevailed, winning 90-70 over Clayton Heights and making it rain in the process.
Clayton Heights and Sir Charles Tupper battled it out early, with the Tigers taking a slim one point lead halfway through the first. But their three point shooting clicked in after that, as they went on a 12-3 run on backs of threes from Ranell Sebastien and Benson Laconsay. In the second, Tupper kept killing them from distance, as Norben Bulosan had a deep pull up three. They led 51-36 at half on the back of shooting over 61% from behind the arc.
The third saw more of the same for Charles Tupper, as they continued to get their shots from distance — and more importantly — make them. Mageto played like a man posessed, but he alone was no match from the three’s raining down on them from the Tigers. They ended the quarter on a 18-5 run, and eventually won 90-70.
It was a well rounded game scoring wise for Tupper, as six players had 10 or more points. Bulosan led the way for the Tigers, as he finished with 14 points and eight assists. Acharya was one point off the same statline. For Clayton Heights, Mageto had 17 points and nine rebounds. As a team, Tupper shot 48.1% from three.
Charles Tupper will play Byrne Creek tomorrow at 8:15 pm. Meanwhile, Clayton Heights faces off against Caledonia at 8:30 am.
Written By: Nick Bondi