By Bernd Franke, The Tribune - Sunday, January 11, 2015
Bears are in season, but eagles are off-limits.
At least they are on the basketball court, on the final night of the Tribune Tournament.
The Lakeshore Gators were unable to follow up their victory over the Port High Blue Bears in the semifinals by beating the Thorold Golden Eagles for the consolation championship one night later.
“They were making their shots, but we weren't. It's as simple as that,” head coach Mark Russell said Saturday night after his triple A team's 57-47 loss to Thorold, a single A school.
“Untimely turnovers” also hurt the Gators who came into the four-day, 16-team competition hoping to win their first B title at Ontario's oldest high school tournament in five years.
By Bernd Franke, The Tribune Friday, January 9, 2015
Lakeshore is going to a Tribune Boys Basketball Tournament final for the first time in five years, thanks to a tremendous – and three-mendous – contribution from Bailey Moreau.
The 6-foot point guard nailed eight-three pointers and topped all scorers with 37 points to lead the Gators to an 80-47 victory over the Port High Blue Bears in a consolation semifinal Friday at Niagara College in Welland.
With the win, Lakeshore advances to play the Thorold Golden Eagles in the B final at Ontario’s oldest high school tournament.
Only eight points separated the triple A Gators from their single A crosstown rivals in the much-anticipated battle for Port Colborne basketball bragging rights heading into halftime, but that all changed in the third quarter.