Cougars rally for championship
The Centennial Cougars are champions of The 40th Annual Niagara Falls Review Basketball Tournament. Photos by: Andrew Larmand and Bethany Larmand
The Welland Centennial Cougars captured the championship at The 40th Annual Niagara Falls Review Basketball Tournament in dramatic fashion.
The Cougars rallied from a 22-4 deficit after one quarter to defeat the Saint Paul Patriots 66-59 in overtime in the championship final.
The Pats led 31-19 at the half and 40-35 after three quarters. The game was tied 55-55 after regulation.
Reece Radobenko of the Cougars was named tournament most valuable player.
Tournament all-stars were: Dusan Krkljus (St. Mike’s), Victor Kariuki and Richard Werner (St. Paul), Kennan Larmand and Nick Yioldassis (Centennial).
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The Cougars held off a late rally to edge the A.N. Myer Marauders by 10 points and advance to the championship final.
Scoring for the Cougars: Nick Yioldassis 18; Reece Radobenko 16; Jacob Bray 14; Kennan Larmand 9; Williston Goodfellow 2; Carl Paulemont 2; Connor Joliffe 2; J.P. Sajona 1.
Scoring for the Marauders: Nick Murdaca 23; Noah Sharp 8; Tony Rigas-DiDomenico 8; Adam Lamb 6; Ryan Shannon 3; Kory Costantini 1. 5 points unaccounted for on scoresheet.
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Austin Ladouceur was named player of the game as the Greater Fort Erie Gryphons defeated the Westlane Spartans to capture the consolation title.
The Gryphons also won the consolation title at The Standard Tournament and lost in the consolation final at The Tribune Tournament.
Scoring for the Gryphons: Joel Coopman 16 points; Ethan VanNatter 13; Darcy Allen 4; Bailee Wangler 3; Andrew Rouble 2; Donovan Morgan 1.
Scoring for the Spartans: Dudley Kou 16; Daniyal Siddiqui 6; Deep Dhillon 5; Kyle Daneliuk 1; Bailey Schaefer 1.
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Scoring for the Gryphons: Austin Ladouceur 21; Ethan VanNatter 12; Joel Coopman 8; Micah Stewart 8; Riley Mitchell 6; Bailee Wangler 4; Andrew Rouble 4; Donovan Morgan 4; Kyle Krauss 1.
Scoring for the Stamford Hornets: Mitchel Oliver 12; Zumrawi Abdella 7; Neil Mahraj 7; Jeremy Elysee 7; Austin Price 4; Lucas Varela 3; Naquan Miller 2; Nick MacRae 2.
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Scoring for the Westlane Spartans: Dudley Kou 15; Hussein Sheikh-Ali 11; Season Lyu 9; Shataz Cain 8; Jake Marshall 5; Kyle Daneliuk 2; Bailey Schaefer 2; Abdulkadir Sheikh-Ali 1.
Scoring for NCC: Ivan Schum 9; Neil Wangler 9; Tony Tang 4; D.J. Behal 2; Ryan Ku 2; Rock Benjamins 2; Jayse Zhou 2; 4 points unaccounted for on scoresheet.
Niagara Christian defeated Stamford 58-51 in the seventh-place game.