Nail biting games played today for a place in the National finals!
15U Men's Recap - Day 5
For the 15U semi-finals, Ontario kept up their advantage with a 15 point lead starting the second half. Nova Scotia tied the game at 83 with 5 minutes left in fourth and held off Ontario to close the semi-final with a 93 to 89 win. Nova Scotia's top scorer Kellen Tynes, 25 and top rebounder Spencer Noel, 11. Ontario's top scorer Justice Prentice, 18 and top rebounder Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe, 10.
Quebec won the battle against Saskatchewan 66 to 43. Quebec's top scorer Malachi Joseph Alexander, 24 and top rebounder Trenton Dias Maxwell, 15. Saskatchewan's top scorer was Riley Rathwell with 12 and Ramsey Debras with 6 boards.
British Columbia cruised past the Territories 83 to 29. British Columbia's top scorer Giovanni, 22 and top rebounder David Brodie, 6. Territories' top scorer Felix Flamand, 7 and top rebounder Sam Tutcho with 6.
Alberta topped New Brunswick 61 to 43. Alberta's top scorer Alonzo Tan, 15 and top rebounder Imoudu Ibrahim, 10. New Brunswick's top scorer Ryan Scott, 14 also came out to be the top rebounder with 6.
Manitoba defeated Newfoundland and Labrador 85 to 67. Manitoba's top scorer Kyler Filewich, 19 also had the most rebounds at 11. Newfoundland and Labrador's top scorer Caleb d’Entremont, 16 also had the most rebounds along with Devon Tobin at 6 a piece. Manitoba moves into the 5th place final on Saturday at 1:30 pm vs Alberta.
Prince Edward Island moved past the Territories 66 to 42. Prince Edward Island's top scorer was Will Vidito with 20 and top rebounder Joe Thomson with 12. The Territories' top scorer saw Jesse Tobac contribute 15 and top rebounder Grayson Turner with 5.
Continuing into the last day of finals for 15U, New Brunswick competes against Newfoundland and Labrador at 9:00am CT in True North RecPlex for 7th place. Ontario plays Saskatchewan for bronze at 11:15am CT in Duckworth Centre. Manitoba plays Alberta at 1:30pm CT in True North RecPlex for 5th place. Quebec battles Nova Scotia for gold at 3:45pm CT in Duckworth Centre.
17U Men's Recap - Day 5
Manitoba began the semi-fina al match up with an 11 point lead after the first period of play. Ontario closed the gap to 3 points at the half. Throughout the second and third, the teams had many lead changes until the momentum shifted in Ontario’s favour as they take the lead heading into the fourth. Emmanuel Akot fought back with a slam dunk to cut the lead to 74 - 72 for Ontario. With less than a minute to play, Don Dayrit was fouled on a 3 point shot and finished the 4 point play, cutting the Ontario lead to 2 points. In the end, after sinking thier free throws, Ontario took the win 101 to 97. Ontario now moves on to battle in the finals verses Nova Scotia. Ontario's top scorer was Khaleem Bennett with 28 and top rebounder Owen Biosvert with 9. Manitoba's top scorer was Emmanuel Akot with 32 and added 10 rebounds.
Nova Scotia got past British Columbia 80 to 72 in the other semi-fnal of the night. Nova Scotia's top scorer was Alex Muise with 29 points and 14 rebounds. British Columbia's top scorer was Cameron Morris with 16 and top rebounder Grant Shephard with 10.
Prince Edward Island ran past Territories 91 to 50. Prince Edward Island's leading scorer was Alexander Campbell, 22 and top rebounders John Alex Vos and Isaac Cheverie with 9 a piece. Territories' top scorer Liam Larocque with 13 and top rebounder Kundai Nleya with 9.
Saskatchewan topped Newfoundland and Labrador 79 to 58 behind top scorer Ja’shon Henry's 24 points and top rebounder Adefolarin Adetogun with 11. Newfoundland and Labrador's top scorer Nicholas Fowler had 23 and Emanuel Ring Lual brought in 13 rebounds.
Quebec took care of Alberta 85 to 53. Quebec's top scorer Nginyu Ngala had 22 and top rebounder Anthony Fritzgerald Felisma had 12. Alberta's top scorer Adong Makuoi had a double double with 15 points and 10 boards.
New Brunswick closed off the Territories 79 to 64. New Brunswick's top scorer Daemen Hemphill put up 16 points and top rebounder Tyrese Paul had 12. The Territories' top scorer saw Ryan Hindson, with 20 and top rebounder Liam Larocque had 11.
For the last day of 17U Championships, Newfoundland and Labrador play Alberta at 9:00am CT in Duckworth Centre for 7th place. Quebec versus Saskatchewan at 11:15 CT in True North RecPlex for 5th place. British Columbia battles against host Manitoba for Bronze at 1:30pm CT in Duckworth and Ontario and Nova Scotia compete for Gold at 6:00pm CT in Duckworth Centre to wrap up the event.
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