Men On Fire: Heated Game Between Mounties, Chargers

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The second placed Holland College Hurricanes faced off against the Mount Allison Mounties in Saturday evening action at UNB Saint John.

The final semi-final of the 2014-15 ACAA Basketball Championships was completely unlike in nature as the previous men’s semi-final which the St. Thomas Tommies won by 40 points.

This match was neck and neck for nearly the entire forty minutes. From frustrated players to jubilant fans, the roof of the G. Forbes Elliot Athletics Centre jumped up and down every time either team scored.

Of all the quarters, the fourth was on fire. Sensing the closeness of the game, players began chirping each other and doing everything to maintain possession.

The Chargers led the entire fourth quarter, even though it was tight.

But the Mounties seemed to lose some of their fiery flare with about four minutes left as the Chargers began to separate the gap between them and the Sackville team.

It seemed every time the Chargers took a shot it went in. As their physicality rose in the finals minutes, so did their shot accuracy.

With 1:53 left in the match, the Chargers began their final push that widened gap to 83-68 to win the game. Now the Chargers will face the first seeded Holland College Hurricanes in the ACAA Basketball Championships finals at 3:30pm Sunday.

In the loss, Mounties player of the game Bradley Fuller tallied a team-high 23 points and 4 rebounds.

Charger’s player of the game had a game-high 26 points, 5 assists and 4 steals to lead his team into Sunday’s final.

Both finals Sunday afternoon can be watched online live for free by going to www.acaatv.ca