BODWELL DEFEATS HOST S.T.A. IN TIGHTLY FOUGHT CONTEST

BOWELL BRUINS 68    SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS FIGHTING SAINTS  64

STA got off to a quick start and led 16-3 halfway through the first quarter, but no lead was safe in a tightly fought game on Day to of the AA Howe Sound Championships.  Bodwell fought back and closed the gap to 7 points at the end of the first quarter.  The Bruins maintain momentum through the second quarter and managed to pull even with the Saints late in the second quarter, but STA hit a 3 at the buzzer to go up 31-27 at the half.

Bodwell took and early lead in the third quarter, but the Saints answered with a 13-0 run to go up 12 midway through the third quarter.  In a game of small runs Bodwell answered with a 7-0 run of their own to pull to within5 at the end of the third quarter.  STA looked like they were going to put away the Bruins early in the 4th quarter, stretching the lead to 9 points before Bodwell once again fought back and it was a 1 point game with a minute and a half to go in the game.  Mico Carrion of STA and Patrick Nhamburo of Bodwell exchanged 3's and the game remained a one point game with one minute remaining. Eric Weng hit a clutch 3 for Bodwell down the stretch as the Bruins overcame a number of deficits over the course of the game and won 68-64.  Bodwell's Patrick Nhamburo had 26 points to lead all scorers and was selected Player of the Game. Nathan Boppart had 17 points and Mico Carrion had 15 for the Saints in a losing cause.

The Bruins will now face Elphinstone, while S.T.A. will now play Collingwood in the next round of the AA Howe Sound Championship