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Waves of treys sink SMBA basketball Stingrays


ST. BERNARD – It was a loss and a win in the first week back after the holidays for the St. Mary’s Bay Academy senior boys’ basketball team.

The Stingrays dropped a disappointing league game 73-59 to the visiting Lockeport Green Wave on Wednesday night but pulled out a close 63-56 victory over Bridgetown Trojans at home on Thursday.

It rained enough treys in the SMBA gym for the visiting Green Wave to sink the Stingrays in their first home game after the break.

Lockeport’s Austin Buchanan poured in six of the team’s 12 three-pointers to lead his team against the Stingrays.

Stingray coach Brian Campbell felt his boys played a hard 40 minutes of basketball but could not contain the Lockeport sharpshooters down the stretch.

“We gave Lockeport too many open looks from the three-point line and that sealed the game in the fourth quarter,” Campbell said.

Ethan Mullen gave the Stingrays their first six points and the Green Wave’s Jarreth Hanf dropped in seven as Lockeport edged SMBA 17-10 in the first quarter.

In spite of Lockeport’s five treys in the second quarter, SMBA won the frame 20-17 but trailed 34-30 at the half.

The Stingrays tied the game at 34 in the opening minutes of the third quarter and managed to keep the score close as they nailed 10 of 11 free throws.

Three more treys in the third frame put Lockeport out front 52-46 heading into the fourth quarter.

Pat Myrick had the hot hands scoring 10 points for the Green Wave in the final 10 minutes of play and that along with a trio of three pointers from Anthony Stuart and Austin Buchanan put the game out of reach for the Stingrays.

Campbell said he knew it was going to be a tough game, but was pleased by how well the boys maintained their pace throughout the game.

Lockeport coach Tim Roache said he felt the league match was competitive and close.

“Both teams were in it for the win and SMBA’s penetration to the hoop helped them stay close until the final quarter,” Roache said. “It was a game that could have gone either way.”

Ethan Mullen had a game high 25 points and Sebastian Mullen scored 15 in the Stingray loss.

Austin Buchanan scored 21 points for the Green Wave and Pat Myrick had 15. Keithan Dash added 14 points and Jarreth Hanf chipped in 11 for the win.

The Stingrays stand at 2-2 in Division 4 league play with two wins against Islands Consolidated and a loss to Lockeport and Drumlin Heights.

In Thursday night’s exhibition game against Bridgetown Shayne Mullen led the Stingrays with 18 points for the win.

Graham Cromwell netted 15, Ethan Mullen added 11 and Sebastian Mullen chipped in 10.

 

The Stingrays dropped a disappointing league game 73-59 to the visiting Lockeport Green Wave on Wednesday night but pulled out a close 63-56 victory over Bridgetown Trojans at home on Thursday.

It rained enough treys in the SMBA gym for the visiting Green Wave to sink the Stingrays in their first home game after the break.

Lockeport’s Austin Buchanan poured in six of the team’s 12 three-pointers to lead his team against the Stingrays.

Stingray coach Brian Campbell felt his boys played a hard 40 minutes of basketball but could not contain the Lockeport sharpshooters down the stretch.

“We gave Lockeport too many open looks from the three-point line and that sealed the game in the fourth quarter,” Campbell said.

Ethan Mullen gave the Stingrays their first six points and the Green Wave’s Jarreth Hanf dropped in seven as Lockeport edged SMBA 17-10 in the first quarter.

In spite of Lockeport’s five treys in the second quarter, SMBA won the frame 20-17 but trailed 34-30 at the half.

The Stingrays tied the game at 34 in the opening minutes of the third quarter and managed to keep the score close as they nailed 10 of 11 free throws.

Three more treys in the third frame put Lockeport out front 52-46 heading into the fourth quarter.

Pat Myrick had the hot hands scoring 10 points for the Green Wave in the final 10 minutes of play and that along with a trio of three pointers from Anthony Stuart and Austin Buchanan put the game out of reach for the Stingrays.

Campbell said he knew it was going to be a tough game, but was pleased by how well the boys maintained their pace throughout the game.

Lockeport coach Tim Roache said he felt the league match was competitive and close.

“Both teams were in it for the win and SMBA’s penetration to the hoop helped them stay close until the final quarter,” Roache said. “It was a game that could have gone either way.”

Ethan Mullen had a game high 25 points and Sebastian Mullen scored 15 in the Stingray loss.

Austin Buchanan scored 21 points for the Green Wave and Pat Myrick had 15. Keithan Dash added 14 points and Jarreth Hanf chipped in 11 for the win.

The Stingrays stand at 2-2 in Division 4 league play with two wins against Islands Consolidated and a loss to Lockeport and Drumlin Heights.

In Thursday night’s exhibition game against Bridgetown Shayne Mullen led the Stingrays with 18 points for the win.

Graham Cromwell netted 15, Ethan Mullen added 11 and Sebastian Mullen chipped in 10.

 

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