A strong finishing flourish lifted the Isfeld Ice senior boys basketball team to victory in their Ice Invitational tournament on the weekend.
It was the third consecutive year the Ice have won the tourney, this time by defeating Duncan Christian 62-53 in the final. In a tough, physical game the Ice came from five down with three minutes to go, scoring 13 consecutive points to win by eight. Cole Hutchings scored 19 points, Morgan Proctor had 18 and Richard Girard added 11.
In the opening game of the tournament the Ice beat Parklands of Victoria 60-24. Isfeld had four scorers in double figures led by Hutchings with 18, Girar9d and Noah Kaefer with 12 and Proctor with 11.
In the semifinal the Ice played North Island AAA rival Carihi and beat them 67-36. Nic Xylinas blew open a tight game, hitting four consecutive threes in the third quarter as part of a 15-point performance. Girard led the Ice scoring with 19, Proctor added 15 and Hutchings tossed in 10.
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