The St. Mary’s Bay Academy senior boys’ basketball team are off to a rolling start. They earned their second win last night defeating the Digby Mariners 88-47 in league action at home.
Coming off an 83-63 win against the Lockeport Greenwave on Nov.14 the Stingrays came out strong offensively taking a 29-15 first quarter lead with balanced scoring.
SMBA continued to dominate both ends of the court as the Mariners struggled in the second quarter and trailed 52-25 at the half.
Although the Mariners played a closer third quarter, the home team surged ahead. Brandon Doucette pumped in eight points to extend their lead.
The visitors were unable to shut down Mackenzie Ford who went on a scoring spree dropping in half of his game high 27 points in the final frame.
Coach Brad Bright was pleased that the win was a team effort and he praised them for sharing the ball but he felt they lacked the hustle they showed in Monday night’s game against Lockeport.
“The team was strong on their inside play and that gave them a good score but they were slow on their feet, they needed to show more hustle,” said Bright.
Mariner coach Calen Outhouse felt his team was nervous and it showed in the first half of the game.
“”The boys came out stronger second half but we need to work on learning the essential roles of each player.” said Outhouse. “It will be back to the basics next practice.”
Drew Sabean led the Mariners with 12 points while Devin Robicheau and Daniel Ford chipped in eight points each.
Along with Mackenzie Ford’s 27 points, Shayne Clements netted 17 and Brandon Doucette added 12.
The Mariners host the Shelburne Rebels on Nov. 22 at 4:30 p.m. for their first home game while the Stingrays entertain North Queens at 7 p.m. on Nov. 21.