ELPHINSTONE EDGES COLLINGWOOD IN DEFENSIVE BATTLE

ELPHINSTONE COUGARS  59  COLLINGWOOD CAVALIERS 49

The Elphinstone Cougars got off to a great start scoring 10 unanswered points before Collingwood could get on the board and established a 19-6 lead at the end of the first quarter.  The Cavaliers fought back with a barrage of 3's in the second quarter, and closed the gap to 29-25 at the end of the half.  The Cavaliers had a strong start after the break and were down only 1 point after the first 4 minutes of the third quarter.  Both teams tightened up defensively and scoring was at a premium for the balance of the game.  Collingwood was within 5 points with 5 minutes to go but that was as close as they could get as Elphinstone finished strong and won 59-49.  The Elphinstone Cougars were led by TJ Turenne with 24 points and was selected Player of the Game.  Nate Haglund also had a strong game for the Cougars with 14 points and 18 rebounds.  Jovan Narwal and Hunter Welsh once again led the Cavaliers each with 10 points.