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Yarmouth boys lose to Citadel High School in provincial basketball qualifier

Cherokee Robinson has the ball for Citadel High School during Friday’s provincial qualifier in Yarmouth. At right is YCMHS player Josh Muise. Also pictured are Yarmouth players Mehmet Irtis (3) and Randal Fells (7). The Halifax team won the Feb. 22 game 86-58.
Cherokee Robinson has the ball for Citadel High School during Friday’s provincial qualifier in Yarmouth. At right is YCMHS player Josh Muise. Also pictured are Yarmouth players Mehmet Irtis (3) and Randal Fells (7). The Halifax team won the Feb. 22 game 86-58. - Eric Bourque

The 2018-19 season came to an end Friday for the Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School boys basketball team, the Vikings losing at home to Citadel High School of Halifax in a provincial qualifier.

The visitors posted an 86-58 victory and, with the win, they move on to the division 1 high school provincials, which will be held at Horton High School starting Feb. 28.

Dylan Landry had 25 points to lead Yarmouth scorers in Friday’s game and teammate Noah Wilcox had 13.

The YCMHS-Citadel High School match-up came a week after the Vikings placed second in the western regional championships at Horton, where Yarmouth won its opening game against Park View, then fell to the host Griffins in the title game.

Dana Andrews-Cunningham, the Yarmouth head coach, was asked for some thoughts on the YCMHS squad’s 2018-19 season.

“The team had a great year, with 18 wins and nine losses,” she said. “The Vikings had a very busy season, attending six tournaments, playing league and exhibition games.”

This year’s team has three Grade 12 players: Dylan Landry, Ethan Hemeon and Jesse Gray.

“They will be missed and we hope that they will continue playing basketball,” Andrews-Cunningham said. “A thumbs-up to the entire team for all their efforts over the season. A huge thank you for all the support and help from the parents, as without them we would not have had as successful a season.”

Here’s a quick look at how the Viking boys did in the regionals at Horton:

Yarmouth was an 81-72 winner over Park View. Landry had 32 points for YCMHS, Wilcox had 17 and Dawson Mills 12.

In the regional final, the Vikings fell to host Horton 124-78. Wilcox had 32 points in this one, Landry 21 and Randal Fells 11.

Fells was Yarmouth’s top rebounder in both games.

For the YCMHS girls, meanwhile, their season ended at the regionals, where they lost to Horton, the host team. The Viking girls played just one game in the regional tournament.

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