By Woodard, Dale on January 12, 2019.
The host LCI Rams opened their annual Green and Gold Boys Basketball Tournament on a winning note Friday.
Rams advanced to the semifinals with a 97-69 victory over the Calgary Crescent Heights Cowboys as Isaiah Bagnah hit for 16 points and Zach Jacobs added 15.
Tyler Oliver chipped in with 14 points for the Rams while Marshall Scott and Tanner French put up 13 and 11 respectively.
For the Cowboys, Brandon Harper led the way with 19 points and Chris Ruta hit for 17.
In the second game, the Catholic Central Cougars were defeated 86-60 by Calgary Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs.
Toks Ajayi and Piper Pyaji led the Bulldogs with 12 points apiece while Diilo Poromon, David Ayon and Abdulmulz Abdullahi added 10 apiece.
Will Hughes replied with 11 points for the Cougars and Nate Moreira added 10.
Medicine Hat High Mohawks outlasted Edmonton Archbishop O’Leary Spartans 88-73 as Ethan Egert tossed in a game-high 29 points while Eidan Jonker and Aiden Gripp added 13 and 12 respectively.
Wyatt Delorme replied with 21 points for the Spartans and Richard Lui added 14.
In the final game of the day, Raymond Comets edged Edmonton St. Francis Xavier Rams 76-75 as Brady Baines scored 21 points and Shae Gibb added 20, followed by Jeter Heggie and Liam Davison with 12 and 10 respectively.
Kwame Okyere replied with 26 points and Christian Liwanag added 20.
Play resumes today on the consolation side at 10 a.m. with Catholic Central playing Crescent Heights and Archbishop O’Leary taking on St. Francis Xavier in semifinal play.
In the championship semifinals, the host Rams take on Sir Winston Churchill at noon, followed by Medicine Hat against Raymond at 2 p.m.
The consolation final is set for 4 p.m. with the third-place game at 6 p.m. and championship contest at 8 p.m.