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Nelson Toyota, Northport meet again in WKMBL Final

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
March 6th, 2019

It will be a rematch of last season in the West Kootenay Men’s Basketball League.

Nelson Toyota and Northport, Wash., won their respective divisions to advance to the League Final Monday at Mount Sentinel High School Gymnasium. Nelson Toyota edged Northport in 2018 in a high-scoring affair at Selkirk College in Castlegar.

Nelson Toyota edged Empire 75-69 Monday at the LVR Hangar while Northport knocked off Mota Automotive 89-71 in Rossland.

Jeremy Phelan scored 24 points and Mike Vance added 23 to lead Nelson Toyota.

The winners opened a 56-40 lead in the second half before Empire rallied to make the game close. Nelson Toyota led 37-32 at halftime.

Chase Rickaby scored 21 while bother Addison added 16 for Empire.

Nelson Toyota defeated Kootenay Co-op 75-67 to advance to the semi final round while Empire outlasted DeVitos 104-100.

In consolation play, Ryan McKinnon scored a game high 43 points to lead DeVitos past Kootenay Co-op  86-81. Joel DeVito added 18 points for the winners.


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