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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Crusaders Win Blackball

Orillia | by Ken Hashizume  

The Belleville school defeated Twin Lakes to take the senior boy's title.

The Nicholson College Crusaders are taking home the Blackball.

The senior boys team from Belleville defeated the Twin Lakes Thunderbirds 56-41 in Saturday's final to capture the 2016 Orillia Blackball Classic championship.
 
The Crusaders were in control from the start taking an 18-13 lead after the 1st quarter and 35-25 at the half.
 
The T-Birds did make a game of it in the 3rd quarter cutting the deficit to seven.
 
But Nicholson went on an 11-3 surge in the 4th to put the game away.
 
Bobby Buck led all players with 22 points coming off the bench.
 
Gavin Long finished with 16 points for the T-Birds -- he, Will Clark (13), and Harrison Laucalys (12) were the only Twin Lakes players that got points.
 
Waterdown defeated Innisdale from Barrie to win the junior title.

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Listen to post-game comments from Bobby Buck of the Crusaders and Gavin Long of the Thunderbirds by clicking on audio.
 


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