Another blowout win against a team of amateurs. I feel bad for the Montreal guys and I actually really respect them for making the trip and playing hard, but this game was a mess. It once again felt like an And1 street ball game.
Halifax lit up from beyond the arc, hitting nine three pointers in the first half, and scoring 17 total. Fans got a free Big Mac… Caitlin and I gave ours away.
Everyone got at least 16 minutes, and eight out of ten players scored in the double digits. Everyone also really looked like they were having fun, and Strick was completely in his element.
Twyman dropped 30 points and Tony Bennett almost had a tripple double with 21 points, 12 assists and eight steals.
Tyronne McNeal also went off for 16 points on five field goal attempts (he took ten trips to the line) but was aided by being five inches taller than the biggest guy on the other team.
The one thing I will say for Montreal is that they had a sense of humour about the situation and Tristan Martin is really good. I expected Andre to sign him on Saturday night.
It was not Xs and Os basketball, but it was a fine way to end off the season and fans got to see some completely silly plays that are pretty rare. I feel like the Rainmen should organize a Rainmen streetball tour of the maritimes or something this summer. There’s a lot of that sort of skill on this team.