December 8th, 2020
A - Hartland Community Huskies 73 vs John Caldwell Golden Knights 29
In Single A league action out of the West it was the John Caldwell School Golden Knights hosting the Hartland Community School Huskies as basketball picks up after a break due to Covid-19 restrictions. Last year's Single A Runners up from Hartland wasted no time in Grand Falls on this evening as they jump to an early 19 - 6 lead after 10 minutes of play. JCS would look a little better in the 2nd stanza as they put up 11 point and kept the Huskies to 16, an improvement over the first quarter. However it would be Hartland up 35 - 17 at halftime. The Huskies would get back into their groove in the third as they erupt for 26 points in the period, as they held the Golden Knights to just 5 points. As these two headed to the fourth, it was Hartland up on John Caldwell 61 - 22. The fourth was a formality, with the Huskies cruising to the 73 - 29 win as they hope to return to the Single A title game again this season. The Huskies were led by Damon McBrine with a game high 23. He had support from Jakob Sharp and Noah Davenport who both chipped in with 10 points apiece. The Golden Knights were led by Kayden Brayall and Nathaniel Rioux who both scored 9 points for JCS.
AA - Oromocto High Blues 42 vs Carleton North High Stars 67
Carleton North hosted Oromocto in Western AA Boys League play on December 8th. The Stars would get the start that they needed here as they grab the 36 - 19 lead after twenty minutes and would take the 17 point advantage into the second half. Carleton North kept the Blues at bay as they kept them to just 23 points in the final two quarters as the Starts added 31 to their total for the 67 - 42 win at home over the visiting Oromocto Blues. Colby McIntosh led all scorers in this one with 23 points for Carleton North. He was aided by Austin Broad (14) and Travis Salmon (10). For Oromocto it was Adam Thomas (15), Charles Turner (9) and Ben Burton (6)
AAA JV - Mathieu-Martin JV Matadors 96 vs Tantramar Regional JV Titans 40
Les Matadors made the trek to Sackville to take on the hometown Titans of Tantramar Regional High School. Mathieu-Martin would end all doubt early in this game and the boys from Dieppe grabbed a commanding 51 - 16 lead at the ned of the first half. Things would be a little more competitive in the second half with the Matador boys outscoring the Titans 45 -24. EMM take the league win 96 - 40 on the road. Cedric Theriault would drop a game high 27 for Mathieu-Martin with help from Omar Alqdah (14), Gabriel Comeau (10) and Francois Castonguay (10). Top scorers for Tantramar were not available.
November 23rd, 2020
AAA JV - Fredericton Black Kats 88 vs Leo Hayes Lions 51
The opening day of the Coronavirus restricted 2020-2021 season would see the defending AAA JV Boys champions from Fredericton High take on their city rivals from Leo Hayes High School at the Lion's Den. The Champs would get the early jump and put up 28 points in the first quarter while the Lions answered with 16 of their own. Fredericton tightened things up on the Lions in the second stanza as the Black Kats outscored them 20 - 8 for a 48 - 24 lead at halftime. The third would see both teams going back and forth for the full 10 minutes as FHS edge out the Lions in the quarter 23 - 21 and hold down a commanding 71 - 45 lead heading into the final frame. FHS would only put up 17 in the 4th but they held Leo hayes to just 6 points. Fredericton take the game 88 - 51 on the road. The Kats were led by Aaron Hicks with a game high 17 points. Caleb Scholten added 12, Sam Grant dropped 11 and Bennet McKinnon & Wyatt Audoux each chipped in with 10 points. Leo Hayes were led by Quinn Campbell (10 Points) and Connor Metzler (9 Points).
November 24th, 2020
AA - Carleton North Stars JV 68 vs Oromocto Blues JV 29
Excitement was in the air as these two teams went head to head at the OZone to kick off their 2020-2021 season. Carleton North came out flying in the first half and would cruise to a comfortable 35 - 12 lead after 20 minutes. The Blues would have a slightly better showing in the second half as they put up 17 points while the Stars added 33 of their own. Carleton North takes this one 68 - 29 and grab their first league win. Carleton North were led by rookies Kieran Howarth (12pts) and Shaye Robinson (10pts). Leading the way for the hometown Blues were Kaden Lavalle with his game high 16 points, while Payton Leforte and Lawson Corey both chipped in with 4 points apiece.
November 25th, 2020
AA / A - Hartland Huskies (A) 48 vs Woodstock Thunder (AA) 60
The Hartland Community School Huskies made the short trip to visit the Woodstock High Thunder on wednesday evening for an early season exhibition match. Woodstock controlled the opening half as they sailed to a 37 to 20 edge after 20 minutes. Hatland would take the second half 28 to 23 but it would not be enough as the host Thinder hold on for the 60 to 48 win at the very quiet Thunderdome. For the Thunder it was Elijah Gray (18), Evan Findlater (13) and Cooper Jones (10). For the Huskies it was Damon McBrine (17) and Noah Davenport (11) leading the way. It was noted that there were no high fives made in this contest.
AA - Sainte-Anne Castors 63 vs Oromocto Blues 80
Exhibition action in the OZONE saw the Oromocto Blues host the Ecole Sainte-Ann Castors in the Wednesday evening tilt. The opening ten minutes would belong to the home team as the Blues jumped out in front 22 - 12. The second quarter would be very tight with the Blues edging out Les Castors 17 to 16 as we headed into halftime with Oromocto ahead 39 - 28. The third looked like the first with the Blues taking the quarter 22 to 11 and now held a 61 - 39 advantage. With their foot off the gas in the fourth Oromocto watched the boys from ESA take the final frame 24 - 19 but it was the Blues who take the win over the Castors 80 - 63. The Blues were led by Charles Turner (18), Adam Thomas (14) and Ryan Critch (10). For ESA it was Dom Doiron (15), Noah Boudreau (14) and Mayalou Kwanza (10).