Lightning basketball champs


NEW GLASGOW — The Pictou County Lightning can chalk up one more championship after capturing the Basketball Nova Scotia Juvenile U-18 AA Division title on Sunday in Halifax.

Joe McCarron was player of the game as the Lightning defeated Argyle 84-70 in the clincher.

The Lightning were unbeaten in their four games.

Glen Cox of the Lightning was named tournament most valuable player, while teammate Layton Williams was a tournament all-star.

Tom Lang was player of the game for the Lightning as they opened their quest by defeating the Springhill Eagles 80-51.

Chad Russell was player of the game as the Lightning followed with a 104-74 victory over Shelburne.

Chris Gillin was named top player for the Lightning as they won their third game 88-56 against Argyle.

Meanwhile, the U-16 Division Three girls coached by Brian MacLeod took home silver medals.

The U-18 AA Division girls were coached by Peter Douthwright and placed fourth, while the U-16 Division One girls coached by Mark Arbuckle finished fifth.

Pictou County Lightning won the Basketball Nova juvenile U-18 AA Division in Halifax Sunday. Members of the team are, front row, from left, coach Robbie MacGregor, Jonah MacEachern, Liam Nielsen, Chad Russell, Glen Cox, Chris Gillin, Ben Conway, Matt Russell and coach Mark Stinson. Second row, from left, are Luke Fortune, Raine Wilson-DeCoste, Joe McCarron, Rhys Stevenson, Tom Tang and Layton Williams. Missing from the photo are team manager Erik Nielsen and assistant coach Nick Irvine. (Submitted photo)