Rylan Henry of the Seaton Sonics (13) draws a Merritt Panthers defender off the ground during opening-round action of the Panthers’ Winter Classic Senior Boys basketball tournament. The Sonics beat Merritt and the Pemberton Red Devils to win the championship. (Photo submitted)

Seaton takes Merritt tourney

Seaton Sonics went to Merritt and won the annual Merritt Panthers’ Winter Classic Senior Boys basketball tournament with two tough wins.

Seaton defeated the host Panthers, 46-39, in their opener. Raynen Campbell was the Sonics’ Player of the Game with 11 points, four rebounds and 11 steals. Christopher McIntosh added 10 steals, six assists and four points.

In the championship game, it was Rylan Henry’s fantastic performance on both sides of the ball to earn Player of the Game honours in a 46-42 win over the Pemberton Red Devils.

Nick Maglio popped for a triple-double for the Sonics: 15 points, 12 steals and 10 rebounds. Campbell added a double-double with 14 points and 14 steals, and chipped in six assists.

The Sonics took on the Kalamalka Lakers in North Okanagan AA League action Tuesday at the Seaton gym.

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