The Elphinstone Cougars dominated the third quarter and cruised to victory in tonight's early game at the AA Howe Sound Championships.  The win not only moves the Cougars into the Finals, but it also guaranteed them a berth in the AA Provincial Tournament in Langley later this month.

The Cougars took a 37-29 lead to the locker room and built that lead to as many as 20 in the third quarter and never looked back.  The Cougars held the Bruins to 17 second half points, wining 68-46.

Nate Haglund (pictured below) was in "beast mode" for the Cougars with 20 points and 25 rebounds, Haglund was selected Player of the game for his efforts.

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Nolan LeWarne finished with 15 points for the Cougars,  most of them from long range, and teammate TJ Turenne chipped in with 14.  Eric Weng was the lone Bodwell scorer in double figures with 14 points.

With the win the Cougars earn a night off while Bodwell will play STA tomorrow night in a sudden death game for the right to play in the final ion Wednesday.