It was the best of times for Central Collegiate junior boys and junior girls basketball teams as they were victorious in the Wednesday evening league play.
It was also a good outing for the Vanier Spirits junior girls team as they defeated the visiting Cornerstone Christian School junior varsity team avenging a triple overtime loss from the last time the two teams met.
Here is a rundown of the game reports received - the photo feature game is the matchup between the Cyclones Gold team versus the Vikings Red team.
Central Gold 125 - Vanier Red 21
The Vanier Red team were up against a faster, larger and skill- based Central Gold team and found themselves out matched.
The Vikings were shortbenched a couple of players during the game due to illness.
The end of the First Quarter saw Central with a 32 - 3 lead.
The score at Half Time was Central 64 and Vanier 10.
The Third Quarter score was Central 95 and Vanier 16.
The Final Score was Central 125 and Vanier 21.
Despite being over matched in the game, the Vikings continued to press forward with their fans erupting in applause when they scored a perfect two points - to move to 16 points - on a breaking play and then out rebounding the Cyclones to make the third quarter hoop.
The Cyclones, for their part, managed on many occasions to break up Vanier's drive down the court often deep on Vanier's end.
Fast breaks, positional play, as well as using their size advantage to win the rebound matchup were keys to Central's victory.
Despite the challenges, the Vikings morale - both on court and on the bench - was good throughout the game.
A short bench also added some fatigue.
Top Scorers For Central
Chase Seabourne - 25 points
Max Simmons - 17 points
Rhett Prior - 17 points
Ben Ansell - 11 points
Top Scorers For Vanier
Raphael Ferrin - 6 points
Brody Rogers - 6 points
Dane Warren - 5 points