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Waterford Valley High Warriors capture Elwood High Invitational boys basketball tournament crown

Templeton Academy Tigers' Kurtis White, left, dribbles around a Waterford Valley High Warriors defender during the Tier 1 championship game on Saturday.
Templeton Academy Tigers' Kurtis White, left, dribbles around a Waterford Valley High Warriors defender during the Tier 1 championship game on Saturday. - Photo by Roxanne Ryland

Nick Gosse scored a team-high 14 points for the Waterford Valley High Warriors on Saturday as the claimed the Tier 1 championship of the 42nd Elwood Invitational boys basketball tournament in Deer Lake on Saturday.

The Warriors downed the Templeton Academy Tigers 68-51.

The Tigers were led by Kris Loder’s 14 points, 13 from Noah Park, and a 10-point output from James Combden.

The Warriors beat Prince of Wales Collegiate 83-59 in the semifinal round to make the final, with Chris Druken draining 21 points in the win.

Cody Stanford, Julian Edwards and Ryan Tayler scored 11 points each.

In the other semifinal, Templeton downed the host Elwood High Lakers 58-46.

Combden prodced 15 points for the victors, with Loder racking up 13 and Kurtis White scored 10.

Kyle Pinksen’s 15 led the charge for the Lakers, while Jordan Spracklin managed 11.

In the Tier 2 championship, Lewisporte beat up on Xavier Junior High 80-39.

Ian Wellon sccored 30 in the win, with Aaron Wellon chiming in with 14.

Gavin Curtis was the leader for the losing side, scoring 15 points.

The following are scores and top scorers from the rest of the weekend tournament:

Tier 1

Quarter-finals

Prince of Wales 69, Gander 52

PWC — Adam Lockyer 17, Sam Jerrett 10, Lodo Loro 10

G — Evan Whyte 11,  Cody Butler 11

Templeton 74. Exploits Valley 57

T — James Combden 20, Kris Loder 13, Josh Smith 12, Kurtis White 11

EV — Colton Connors 16

Tier 2

Semifinals

Xavier 71, Copper Ridge 36

X — Gavin Curtis 23, Ryan Legge 13, Stephen Nzamora 12, Luke Noble 10

CR — Daniel Hurley 13

Lewisporte 62, Pasadena 41

L — Ian Wellon 41

P — Lucas Seaward 13

Round robin

Xavier 69, Pasadena 55

X — Gavin Curtis 21, Ryan Legge 19

P — Lucas Seaward 18, Nathan Carter 16

Lewisporte 79, Copper Ridge 44

L — Ian Wellon 25, Nolan Humphries 12

CR — Nathan Hewitt 25

Pasadena 86, Copper Ridge 59

P —Lucas Seaward 19, Nathan Carter 15. Tyler Murphy 10, Curtis Genge 10

CR — Andrew Small 20, Daniel Hurley 15, Nathan Hewitt 12

Xavier 87, Lewisporte 50

X — Gavin Curtis 32, Ryan Legge 28, Lue Noble 11

L — Ian Wellon 11

Lewisporte 67, Pasadena 64

L — Ian Wellon 30, Michael Hoffe 10

P — Lucas Seaward 34, Nathan Carter 14

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