Drew Sabean had a huge game with 17 points to lead the Digby Regional Mariners to a 66-54 win over the Drumlin Heights Eagles on Feb. 1.
The Eagles got into early foul trouble, which sent the Mariners’ Will Ellis to the line for four of his eight points in the first quarter.
Digby led 16-10 going into the second quarter but Christian Grant and Devan McNeil dropped in a three pointer each for the Eagles making it a close 16-14 second half in favor of the Mariners.
The Eagles stayed in the game, giving the Mariners little breathing room as they made good on six of nine shots from the foul line in the third quarter.
Clinton Crowell sparked the Eagle offence, scoring 11 points in the final frame, but Digby edged the visitors 19-16 and held on for the win.
DRHS coach Calen Outhouse said the win was a good boost for the team and he praised their efforts.
“After a week and a half lay-off for exams and storm days, the boys came out strong and played well defensively getting some good fast breaks,” Outhouse said. “Drew Sabean had a strong game all four quarters and Will Ellis stepped up with a good performance at the foul line.”
Four Mariners players scored double digits. Along with Sabean, Daniel Ford finished with 13, Will Ellis netted 12 and Devin Robicheau added 10.
The game gave the Mariners their second win in a row. They edged Par-En-Bas Sharks 69-62 in a matchup before the exam break late last month.
The Mariners will finish out the regular season with league games against Bridgetown, Liverpool and New Germany.
Outhouse said Tuesday’s home game (Feb. 7) at 4 p.m. against Liverpool is expected to be a big one for the Mariners.
“This should be a close and exciting match and a win would improve our standing heading into the Regional weekend on Feb. 17.”