Peters powers Seaton Sonic attack against Vikes

The Seaton Sonics went 1-2 in the Valleyview Vikings senior boys basketball tournament last weekend in Kamloops.

Seaton battled back from a 12-point, third-quarter deficit before falling 60-58 to the Vikes. The Sonics tied the game at 58-58 with four seconds left, only to lose a heartbreaker at the buzzer. Tournament all-star Kuup Peters poured in 19 second-half points.

The Sonics then rallied to stop the Salmon Arm Golds 58-52 after trailing by nine at the half.

With shooting guard Matt McEachran-Law away for the entire month in Panama with Students Without Borders, it was once again Peters picking up the offensive slack by draining 17 in the second half. Alex Baxter rung up 14 points and 10 rebounds, while junior call up Parker Friesen canned 10 points.

Hard pressed to top the drama of the first two games, the Sonics did just that in a 47-46 thrilling win over the Okanagan Mission Huskies.

After losing to the Huskies in Kelowna in December, the Sonics had revenge on their minds.

Though leading for most of the game, led by a rock-solid defence, the Sonics found themselves with the ball, down by a point with 10 seconds remaining, as the Huskies’ outside shooting caught fire.

Executing the in-bound play to perfection, Liam MacPhee’s pass was handled by Friesen, who fed Luke Harrigan, who dumped it inside to the cutting Peters, who finished the play by hitting one of his trademark floaters from 15 feet for the win.

Baxter, MacPhee and Harrigan all had outstanding defensive performances.

North Zone league play resumes tonight (8:15) with the VSS Panthers entertaining the Fulton Maroons in their new gymnasium. The senior girls game goes at 6:30.

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