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Updated: Panthers Basketball Looking Good Again
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Updated: Panthers Basketball Looking Good Again

The Pugwash Panthers captured their own basketball tournament this weekend, going 3-0 and looking good in the process. The six team tourney was hosted at Pugwash High School last night and today.

The hosts opened the event on Friday with a 75-33 coast over Springhill. Later in the evening they powered past Drumlin Heights 73-45. That set the stage to meet Hants North in the championship final this afternoon.

Sam Wade led the Panthers with 23 points en route to a comfortable 67-56 victory. Patrick Liebmann poured in 16 points, while Jayson Arsenault contributed 15. Pugwash led 34-24 at the half and never looked back.

A strong defence and quick transition game proved too much for Hants North, as they struggled in the paint against the taller Panthers. The photo shows the Pugwash shooter completely surrounded but the height advantage was too much.

The visitors enjoyed a third quarter surge on the strength of some outside shooting. But the Panthers seemed to be able to run at will.

Meanwhile, Drumlin Heights and North Colchester put on a show in the second place game. Drumlin jumped out to an early lead and seemed destined for the win. However, the boys from Tatamagouche had a fourth quarter run to close a 20 point gap and force the game into overtime.

The two teams, who both seemed weak in shooting, found the range for the extra frame and started exchanging leads. While Colchester popped for deuces from around the paint, Drumlin replied with three pointers, eventually snaring an 85-84 victory.

Third place went to Forest Heights with their 67-52 win over Springhill.

Pugwash coach, Vincent Pye, suggested Hants North would likely be the Panthers rivals this year, but he noted that Drumlin could be a team to be reckoned with late in the season. They were missing two key players from this tournament and with all hands on deck they would offer a real challenge.

Here are the complete tournament scores:

Pugwash 75    Springhill 33 
Hants North 58
  North Colchester 42
Pugwash 73
  Drumlin Heights 45
North Colchester 49    Forest Heights 42
Drumlin Heights 69
  Springhill 54
Hants North 69
  Forest Heights 57
Forest Heights 67
  Springhill 52
Drumlin Heights 85
  North Colchester 84
Pugwash 67
  Hants North 56
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Tuesday, July 5, 2022 12:00 AM

Listen to Morning Talk Replay. Click HERE to listen to a recent show from our archive.

Friday, December 2, 2022 9:45 AM

Ryan Reynolds, coach of the Springhill Coal Miners will be on Morning Talk to chat about the maiden season in the Beausejour Senior Hockey League. Listen at 9:45.

Saturday, December 3, 2022 8:00 PM

Saturday Night in a Harbour Town, featuring traditional East Coast music, airs every Saturday at 8 pm on Six Rivers All Hit Radio and Six Rivers Country.

Sunday, December 4, 2022 9:00 AM

Sunday Wrap, the week in review, is aired on the Six Rivers Radio Network every Sunday morning. Listen at 9:00.

Sunday, December 4, 2022 2:00 PM

A special replay of Saturday Night in a Harbour Town with host Eric MacEwen is heard every Sunday at 2 pm on Six Rivers All Hit Music and Six Rivers Country.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 9:05 AM

Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources, is on Morning Talk each Wednesday at 9:05.

Thursday, December 8, 2022 9:05 AM

Cumberland Mayor Murray Scott is on Morning Talk every Thursday. Listen at 9:05.

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Events This Week

Saturday, December 3, 2022 10:00 AM

Pickle Ball is played every Saturday from 10 am to noon at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Saturday, December 3, 2022 10:00 AM

The Oxford Area Lionettes are holding Christmas at the Park, a Quiche & Dessert Cafe & Craft Sale at Trinity United Church.

Saturday, December 3, 2022 3:00 PM

The Peace Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in Pugwash is hosting Chase the Ace every Saturday afternoon at 3 pm. Click HERE for details.

Sunday, December 4, 2022 2:00 PM

Hope Centre Online is a worship service every Sunday at 2:15 pm. Click HERE to join on Zoom. The room opens at 2 pm.

Sunday, December 4, 2022 3:00 PM

Yoga is held every Sunday at 3 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Monday, December 5, 2022 10:00 AM

Pickle Ball is played every Monday from 10 am to noon at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 1:00 PM

Walk and Talk is held every Tuesday at 1 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

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