By John DeCoste
Already shortened from three days to two by provincial tryouts for the Canada Games team, the Horton boys’ holiday basketball tournament ended up being one day only when all games scheduled for Dec. 30 ended up cancelled due to weather.
In fact, the weather affected the whole tournament, as even the Dec. 27 schedule had to be juggled slightly.
In all, four games were played Dec. 27, with all four participating teams seeing action twice. Auburn Drive ended up at 2-0, C.P. Allen and Horton at 1-1 and Sir John A. Macdonald at 0-2.
In Horton’s first game, the Griffins dropped an 84-72 decision to Auburn Drive. At one point, Horton trailed by more than that, but though they managed to narrow the gap, they were still 12 points behind at the final buzzer.
Bradley Fuller led the Griffins with 27 points, Alex Thomas added 23 and Brett Dickie 11.
Horton was back on the court for the final game of the day, and ended up cracking the century mark in a 100-69 win over Sir John A. Macdonald. Fuller again finished with 27 points for the Griffins, Thomas added 22 and Dickie 20.
In the other Dec. 27 games, C.P. Allen defeated Sir John A. 99-76 and Auburn topped C.P. Allen 92-73.