CARBONEAR, NL — Carbonear Collegiate boys came home with a provincial banner following a weekend tournament.
The grade 10 boys’ basketball team from Carbonear travelled to Goulds over the weekend to take part in the provincial C tournament, and saw plenty of success in their five-game stint on St. Kevin’s High’s court.
The championship game saw Carbonear and Baltimore facing off one last time, with both teams playing effectively, resulting in a 60-point tie in the final quarter. With only 50-seconds left to the game, Mark Burke pulled through with a major offensive rebound and a basket to bring the game's score to 62-60, followed by Braden Kelloway adding two more points to that score with two free throws. The game ended with a score of 64-60 for Carbonear, earning them the gold with a 4-1 record on the tournament.
The tournament started off with a win for Carbonear Collegiate following a forfeit by Clarenville High. The following game saw Baltimore take the win 52-48, but also saw Carbonear’s Devon Mullaly named player of the game, and was also named tournament MVP. He led Carbonear in blocked shots, and averaged a double-double in points and rebounds.
The following two games leading up to the championship were both wins for the Carbonear boys, with a score of 65-54 in game three against St. Kevin’s and 58-40 in game four, where they shared with court with Gander Collegiate.