PORT MOODY, B.C. — The West Albany boys basketball team topped Heritage Woods Secondary School 88-73 on Wednesday in the opening round of the Port Moody Double Blue Tournament.
Orean Courtney had 25 points, Cassius McGinty 14 and Nick Fleetwood 10 for the Bulldogs (3-4). They led 45-28 at halftime and held off a third-quarter rally to post the victory.
"We played well defensively in the second and fourth quarters, which led to turnovers and baskets," West coach Derek Duman said. "We started slowly in the first and third quarters.
"We were up 17 at halftime and they got it to within four points," but came no closer. "At that point defensively we did a better job and that led to easy transition baskets."
The Bulldogs resume tournament play against Centennial Secondary School at 3:15 p.m. Thursday.
Woodburn 66, Sweet Home 49
STAYTON — Woodburn topped the Huskies at the SCTC Holiday Classic at Stayton High School. Sweet Home continues Classic action on Thursday with a 10:30 a.m. game against Blanchet Catholic.
LAKE OSWEGO — Southridge handled West Albany 81-24 in the first round of the Lake Oswego Nike Shootout at LOHS. The Bulldogs (4-2) resume tournament action on Thursday.
Stayton 59, Scio 18
STAYTON — The 4A Eagles took down 3A Scio at the SCTC Holiday Classic at Stayton Hiigh School. Scio (1-7) resumes tournament action on Thursday.