Coal Bowl has been cancelled
NEW WATERFORD, N.S. — For the first time in 36 years there will be no Coal Bowl Classic high school basketball tournament.
The Lewisporte Lynx captured the Invitational basketball tournament in Clarenville Jan. 15-16 defeating all four teams this faced convincingly. Pictured are (front, from left) Matthew White, Andrew Ryan, Adam Hillier, Ian Wellon; (back) coach Ed Mitchell, Jonah Stead, Jordan Watkins, Joey Mews, Dante Mills, Karter Mullett, Andrew Welsh, Blake Snow and coach John Walsh. Missing from photo is Phillip Pardy.
The Lewisporte Lynx came home from Clarenville with the golden hardware and a banner to hang at Lewisporte Collegiate.
They recently played in the Donnini’s Invitational Boys Basketball tournament where their hard work and dedication paid off.
The Lynx kicked off the 12-team tournament against Tricentia in which the Lynx dominated 84-44. Andrew Ryan was awarded MVP honors for that game.
The second round robin game for the Lynx pitted them against Indian River high. This game was over very early as the Lynx dominated 85-36. Jordan Watkins was presented with the Game MVP honors.
With those two wins, the Lynx finished first in their division and was set to play in the Tier 1 crossover. That game saw another blowout win for the Lynx has they advanced to the championship game defeating St. Catherine’s 77-48.
Joey Mews was awarded game MVP honors for the semifinal.
The championship game saw the Lynx take on Holy Spirit high for the gold medal and banner. While the game was close for a bit, the Lynx pulled away in the end, winning 69-46.
Karter Mullett was the game MVP while fellow Lynx player Adam Hillier was presented with the tournament MVP award.