St. Mary’s Bay Academy senior boys’ basketball team almost doubled up 105-58 against Annapolis West Education Center Knights in league action at home Monday and then dominated Digby Mariners, 94-41, last night (Friday) in the DRHS gym.
SMBA brought only an eight-man bench to DRHS for the Dec. 9 game, but just two players—Mackenzie Ford and Tyrel Comeau--provided 42 points in offence, one more than the home team.
Ford was frequently fouled, including a stranglehold from Digby’s Devin Robicheau, and proved deadly on foul shots. He was SMBA’s high scorer, with 14 of his 24 points coming from foul shots.
Comeau added 20 points, and three other SMBA players were in double figures—Shayne Clements with 18, Layton Hill with 15, and Josh Peters with 13.
Digby’s Drew Sabean managed 16 points, but the Mariners were victims of their own turnovers and woeful defence. They were also slow to get on the scoreboard and trailed 20-6 after the first quarter, and 37-13 at the half.
Peters led the Stingray attack against AWEC at the start of last week, posting 12 points from steals and fast breaks for a 32-14 first half while Jacob Longmire kept pace with 10 points for AWEC.
While the Knights played a closer second quarter using a tight press and more balanced scoring, they trailed 57-33 at the half.
Mackenzie Ford sparked the Stingray offense with a game high 26 points.
Knights’ coach James Wiseman said although it was a tough loss he was pleased with his team’s good display of sportsmanship.
Stingrays’ coach Brad Bright felt his team played a good game of basketball.
“The boys slipped a bit in the second quarter but overall it was the best game of the season so far,” said Bright.
Five Stingray players posted double digits for their fourth home game victory.
Along with Ford’s top score, Peters was close behind with 25 and Hill added 23. Clements dropped in 16 and Comeau chipped in 10.
Jacob Longmire led the Knights with 24 points while Cody Comeau netted 17 and Adam Harlow scored 10.
On Dec. 3, SMBA participated in a three-team tournament in Yarmouth losing to the Bulldogs 83-55 in the first game. Mackenzie Ford scored 20 points and Shayne Clements added 16.
The Stingrays claimed second place in the tournament, defeating the Digby Mariners 104-57. Hill led the team with 22 points, while Ford added 18 and Shayne Clements scored 16.