The Blue Devils volleyball and basketball teams treated a hometown crowd to three wins on Saturday while raising money for an important cause. Proceeds from the gate went to the families affected by the devastating fire in Pubnico Head, N.S.
“You could only imagine what they’re going through,” said King’s Athletics Director Neil Hooper. “It struck a chord with me. I hope it helps in some way.”
In total, King’s raised $390 to send directly to the families.
In women’s volleyball, King’s rolled to a 3-0 win over the Université Sainte-Anne, 25-9, 25-14, 25-14. Jane Heeney, Megan Gosse and Abbey Hourigan led the charge for the Blue Devils. With the win, King’s is now in fifth place in league standings.
The women’s basketball team had contributions from the entire team as they beat the St. Thomas University Tommies 68-61. Fifth-year standout Candace Reynolds, one of the league’s leading scorers, netted 26 points, with first-years Chloe Oxner and Olivia Papin adding 12 and eight points respectively. Jessica Simm pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds.
Men’s basketball finished the day with another thrilling victory, building a 15-point lead in the third quarter and hanging on to win 88-83 versus the Tommies men’s team. Twin brothers Campbell and Will Colpitts, both in their first year, paced the Blue Devils with 23 and 19 points respectively. Brendan Balcom added 15 points and Jalen Johnson grabbed 10 rebounds.
People still wishing to donate to support the family can do so at this crowdfunding page or at the Credit Union and branches of the Royal Bank in Atlantic Canada under the name Pubnico Fire Relief Fund.