Intense games played today as the winning teams qualify for the semi-finals
15U Men's Recap - Day 4
The game for Quebec and Manitoba start off with high intensity as both teams pushed forward to the semi-finals. In the first half, Quebec took the lead but Manitoba did not back down, with a halftime score of 37 to 35 for Quebec. Heading into the fourth quarter, Quebec pulled away with a final score of 78 to 65. Quebec now moves on to the semi-finals, with Manitoba moving onto the Consolation side.
Leading scorer for Quebec was Trenton Dias Maxwell with 17. Leading scorers for Manitoba were Donald Stewart and Kyler Filewich with 15 a piece. Top rebounders for Quebec were Trenton Dias Maxwell and Oliver Begin with 15 each. Top rebounder for Manitoba was Donald Stewart with 9.
Saskatchewan got by Newfoundland and Labrador 82 to 64 to start off the elimination rounds for playoffs. Saskatchewan's top scorer was Alan Spoonhunter, 22 and Ramsey Debras 12 pulled down 12 rebounds. Newfoundland and Labrador's top scorer saw Caleb d’Entremont contribute 20 and Carter Boland tallied 16 rebounds.
Nova Scotia earned their win against New Brunswick 88 to 60 to move onto the semi-finals. Nova Scotia's top scorer was Jahnian Simmonds with 23 and top rebounders were Jahnian Simmonds and Jaxon Smith, and Spencer Noel with 11 each. New Brunswick's top scorer saw Ryan Scott with 20 and top rebounder in Ryan Scott with 8.
Ontario cruised past Alberta 92 to 57. Ontario's top scorer was Addison Patterson with 31 and Addison Patterson with 11 boards. Alberta's top scorer was Holt Tomie with 19 and top rebounder: was Ben Krikke with 15.
For placement, British Columbia came out with a win over Prince Edward Island 86 to 59. BC's top scorer: Giovanni Manu, 19; top rebounders: Peter Li and Kieran Chalmers, 8. Prince Edward Island's top scorer: Logan MacCallum, 18; top rebounder: Louis Monaghan, 9.
For Day 5, Semi-final action will start off with Quebec competing against Saskatchewan at 6:00pm and Nova Scotia battling Ontario at 8:15pm. Placement games begin with Territories playing British Columbia at 9:00am, New Brunswick versus Alberta at 11:15am, Newfoundland and Labrador play Manitoba at 1:30pm, and Prince Edward Island compete against the Territories at 3:45pm.
17U Men's Recap - Day 4
Manitoba started off the quarter-finals strong with some fastbreak and three point buckets, as they increase their lead by 20. Quebec cut into the lead but Manitoba knocked down a timely three to extend their lead to 76-70. Final score of 81 - 74 for Manitoba. Host team Manitoba now moves forward to semifinals vs Ontario on Friday night.
Leading scorer for Manitoba was Rodney Mutaasa with 24. Leading scorer for Quebec was Ja’shonte Wright McLeish with 20. Top rebounder for Manitoba was Wyatt Tait with 10. For Quebec, Charles-Antoine Gaba with 11.
Nova Scotia sailed past Saskatchewan 106 to 81. Nova Scotia now move into semi-finals that saw top scorer Alex Muise with 16 and top rebounder in Eli Kraushar with 7. Saskatchewan's top scorer: Ja’shon Henry, 25; and top rebounder: Alexander Dewar, 11.
British Columbia advanced past Newfoundland 100 to 50. British Columbia's top scorer: Kenan Kadzovic, 16; and top rebounder: Kenan Kadzovic, 6. Newfoundland's top scorer: Emanuel Ring Lual, 25; and top rebounder: Emanuel Ring Lual, 8.
Ontario takes the win over Alberta 84 to 64. Ontario's top scorer: Kobey Lam, 14; top rebounders: Noah Wharton, Emanuel Miller, and Malcolm Bailey, 4. Alberta's top scorer: Adong Makuoi, 25; top rebounder: Goeffrey James, 6.
To start off the placement part of the draw, New Brunswick over powered Prince Edward Island 73 to 42. New Brunswick's top scorer: Adam Currie, 13; top rebounder: Tyrese Paul, 10. Prince Edward Island's top scorer: John Alex Vos, 11; top rebounder: Yousef Sefau, 17.
Continuing onto Day 5, the battle begins in semi-final action. Nova Scotia plays British Columbia at 6:00 pm and Ontario plays Manitoba at 8:15pm. For placement, Territories compete against Prince Edward Island at 9:00 am, Newfoundland and Labrador play Saskatchewan at 11:15 am, Alberta battle Quebec at 1:30 pm, and New Brunswick versus Territories at 3:45pm. All 17U games will be played at Duckworth Centre court.
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