It was a good and bad news week for the Maple Ridge Ramblers senior boys basketball squad.
The bad news was that the team’s top scorer and leading rebounder Ethan Coumont sustained a serious ankle injury during the first minute of the first game of the week on Thursday. He will be out indefinitely.
Despite the team’s depleted roster, the Ramblers were able to win their first two league games, defeating Mission 80-36 and RE Mountain 83-50.
Tristan Coumont led Ridge against Mission with 26 points and seven rebounds. Strong support also came from Isaac Halas and Brandon Williams with 13 points each, and Brad Curnew and Burke Brussow with six assists and six recoveries apiece.
On Friday against Mountain, Ridge was led by the scoring of Williams and Tristan Coumont, with 28 and 24 points respectively.
Halas had an outstanding game with 11 assists and nine recoveries.
On Saturday, the Ramblers travelled to Port Moody and lost 61-51 in exhibition play.
With five minutes left in the fourth quarter the game was tied, but the Blues finished the game with a 14-4 run.
Leading the Ramblers with 16 points and six rebounds was Williams. Halas had 10 rebounds and 11 points, and Josh Solk had 10 points and six assists.