Marlins silence Thunder on North Shore

The Matthew McNair Marlins appear to be a team on the rise after winning the Sutherland Holiday Classic in North Vancouver over the weekend.

The Marlins, which will tonight (7:30 p.m. Monday) host the R.A. McMath Wildcats in their first high school senior boys' basketball league game of the season, outscored the Spectrum Thunder of Victoria 80-52 in title title game of the Sutherland invitational.

A third-year starter who is expected to lead the Marlins in scoring this season, Gurdy Jadge put up 30 points in McNair's 109-47 opening-day win over the Rockridge Ravens of North Vancouver. He averaged 27 points over three games—which included a 77-63 victory over the Windsor Dukes, also of North Vancouver—to earn tournament MVP honors.

McNair also got a consistently strong effort from Brandon Rossi who got the nod as a first team all-star.

McNair enters Monday's game against McMath (which outscored the Hugh Boyd Trojans 89-45 in their league opener Dec. 5) averaging 91.8 points per game over six games.

Also on tap tonight: J.N. Burnett Breakers at Richmond Colts, Hugh Boyd Trojans at Steveston-London Sharks, Hugh McRoberts Strikers at A.R. MacNeill Ravens, and R.C. Palmer Griffins at H.J. Cambie Crusaders. All games are 7:30 p.m. tip-offs.

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