The first tip-off of the season went to the Livingstone School Sabres during last Wednesday’s game against the Matthew Halton Hawks.
The LHS Sabres showed that not much has changed in terms of the game play that landed them the league champions last season. However, the lineup has been revamped.
With familiar faces such as 2015-2016 season all-star Jonathan Erickson and Brady Douglas, one noticeable change is Logan Kaack’s move from the Sabres to the Hawks.
Kaack was a valuable contribution to the Sabres team and he has made it clear that he will be even more valuable to the MHHS Hawks as their top scorer — 12 points.
After four quarters of exciting back-and-forth, the Sabres came out on top. As the final buzzer went, the LHS Sabres settled the score 80-33.
Sabres’ Jonathan Erickson, No. 12, Ty Anctil, No. 6, Brock Gatzky, No. 11 and Brady Douglas, No. 7, were named as top scorers for the away team collecting a total of 52 points.
As for the Hawks, Kaack, Jack Mitchell, No. 7, Deloy Mackenize, No. 5, and Ryan Plante, No. 14, were named top scorers as they snagged a collective 27 points.
The lady Hawks went head-to-head against the Kainai Warriors before the boys hit the court, and their story told a different tale.
Through foul shots and some vicious wipe outs, the Matthew Halton Hawks buzzed out of the fourth quarter with a satisfying score of 55-24.
Lucy Gerrand, No. 9, was the one to watch as she scored 18 points for the home team. Emma Deitze, No. 14, collected 9 and Miranda Van Loon, No. 13, and Alisha Stevenson, No. 7, took six each.
Carley Shot Both Sides, Haley Chief Moon and Autynn Red Crow were unstoppable on the Warriors side, collecting all but two points for their team.