East York Bantam Girls Win Gold in Buffalo!

Congratulations to the Bantam Girls who captured the championship at the Buffalo Storm AAU Invitational Tournament, March 24-25, 2018.

After going 3- 0 in pool play, they defeated the New York Panthers 41-28 in the Gold Medal Final for the championship.

Game 1: EY 42 – 8 Avalanche
Game 2: EY 35 – 10 GIAC Firebirds
Game 3: EY 37 – 17 Triple Balance

Gold Medal:  EY 41 – 28 New York Panthers

From L to R (ground): Trinity Asimakis, Julia-Rose Rozario, Vicky Babatsikos, Dihanna Manning;

(standing) Keimah Foster, Quinn Turkington, Lizzie Hamilton, Maya Anderson, Coach Gerald Rozario

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East York Bantam Girls #1 Seed in Ontario!

Congratulations to the East York Bantam Girls who captured the championship at the OBLx Tournament, March 17-18, 2018.

The knockout style tournament concluded with EY defeating the Vaughan Panthers 42-39 in the Gold Medal Final for the championship.  This solidified their #1 ranking going into the Provincial Championships.

Game 1: EY 31 – 27 Welland
Game 2: EY 33 – 29 YNBA
Gold Medal:  EY 42 – 39 Vaughan

From L to R (ground): Josie Zipete, Julia-Rose Rozario, Olivia Hutton, Dihanna Manning, Vicky Babatsikos, Renee Watson; (standing) Asst. Coach Michael Rozario, Maya Anderson, Trinity Asimakis, Lizzie Hamilton, Keimah Foster, Quinn Turkington, Coach Gerald Rozario

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East York Novice Boys U10 Win Gold Medal in Guelph!

Congratulations to the East York Novice Boys U10 team for winning the Gold Medal at a tournament in Guelph Ontario! Way to go team and coaches!

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East York Bantam Girls Win Gold in Newmarket!

Congratulations to the Bantam Girls who captured the championship at the IEM Tournament, January 13-14, 2018.

After going 3-1 in pool play, they defeated Guelph CYO 43-26 in the Gold Medal Final for the championship.

Game 1: EY 36 – 38 IEM
Game 2: EY 35 – 28 DCBA
Game 3: EY 67 – 31 Triple Balance
Game 4: EY 50 – 29 Belleville

Gold Medal:  EY 43 – 26 Guelph CYO

From L to R (ground): Dihanna Manning, Julia-Rose Rozario, Renee Watson,

Vicky Babatsikos; (standing) Asst. Coach Michael Rozario, Keimah Foster, Quinn Turkington,

Josie Zipete, Lizzie Hamilton, Maya Anderson, Olivia Hutton, Coach Gerald Rozario, (absent)

Trinity Asimakis

 

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EY Bantam Girls Lend a Hand at Local Food Bank

East York Basketball Club’s Bantam Girls U13 Team lend a hand…

The Bantam Girls team were out helping by participating in Community 55’s local food drive.  Hard work, but a great & rewarding time had by all.

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EY Bantam Boys Win Gold!

The East York Eagles U13 Minor Bantam Boys captured gold in the AAA division of the Chris Paulin Memorial Tournament hosted by the Kanata Youth Basketball Association.

In the opening game, the boys used a strong second half to turn a one-point lead into a 21-point victory over the Ottawa Shooting Stars. Theo Steube’s strong point guard play earned him Game MVP honours in the 52-31 win.

The second game saw the team succumb to a difficult pressing defence from the Gloucester Wolverines. Theodore Hristakis was named Game MVP after aggressively attacking the hoop throughout the 69-59 defeat. The boys bounced back on Saturday evening to hand the host KYBA team a 74-70 loss, earning their way into the medal round.

With the Gatineau Phénix standing between the team and a spot in the gold medal match, the Eagles controlled the game from start to finish on their way to a 63-40 win. An 18-point opening quarter saw Steube, Kayron Shaw, Jorden List and Matthew Rahal score at least two baskets each.

The gold medal game provided another shot at the Gloucester Wolverines. In a tightly contested match that saw the score tied after each of the first three quarters, the boys pulled out a close 58-52 victory. The front court combination of Shaw and Jeff Fan scored 16 points each. Shaw also captured tournament MVP honours based on his great play at both ends of the floor.

Congratulations to the boys for turning their hard work into hardware! At some point this past weekend, every player hit a shot or was involved in a defensive stop that led to the gold.

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EY Bantam Boys Win Bronze Medal!

The East York Bantam Boys U13 team played at the MUMBA tournament over the weekend of April 8-9, 2017 in preparation for their provincial finals (April 21-23, 2017) and came away with a Bronze Medal for their efforts!

The squad used the tournament as an opportunity to practice and fine tune their play, but also to allow all players as much time on the court as possible in celebration of a long season. In the first game the team faced a familiar foe, Toronto Lords, for the fifth time. Having won all four of the previous meetings EY was ready for a motivated and much improved Lords team, but played a strong team game on both offense and defense to take the win with a score of 55-42.

In the second game the rotation for the team changed quite a bit and the boys faces a formidable home team, MUMBA Gbas. This game was a good reminder that a consistent effort on both sides of the ball for four quarters is necessary to secure a win and the boys were somewhat humbled to take a loss 66-36.

However, the team regrouped for a third game on Saturday against a determined Motion Basketball Bantam team. This was as scrappy as game as one will ever find and it was good to come out on top in what can be characterized as an “ugly” win by as score of 34-31. In that game, having taken a 18-6 lead after the first quarter, EY let their advantage slip away and trailed 28-27 late in the fourth only to show resolve and come away with the win.

In the fourth game of the tournament on Sunday morning the team faced another local squad, MUMBA Shariff. Having gone two for two in previous games against this team, with the first game coming down to the wire in a 57-55 victory for EY, the boys […]

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East York Atom Boys Win Gold at Guelph Tournament!

The East York Atom boys continued their dominant season on the weekend of March 25-26 in Guelph, Ontario. After going undefeated in the Ontario Basketball League for the season the team did not drop a single game en route to the Gold Medal by defeating the Guelph ‘A’ team twice in the process, including in the final game!

Good luck to the boys as they strive for another medal at the Provincial Championships in Windsor March 31 – April 2nd, where they are likely to meet their “arch nemesis”, the Guelph ‘A’ team, who will no doubt be hungry for redemption.

Results:

Game 1 vs. Cambridge: Won 52-35

Game 2 vs. Guelph ‘B’: Won 72-17

Game 3 vs. Guelph ‘A’: Won 33-30

Gold Medal Game vs. Guelph ‘A’: Won 54-30

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East York Major Atom Girls Capture Bronze at Provincials!

Congratulations to the U12 East York Girls Major Atom Basketball team for winning the Division 1 Bronze medal in the March 24-26 Provincial Championships in Newmarket.  The team went 3-1 & captured the bronze with a score of 28-26 over #1 ranked Transway. After finishing their Pool play by going 2-0 with victories over Windsor (44-27) & Stoney Creek (26-23), they lost a tight game against Welland but rebounded against Transway.

From L to R (ground): Vicky Babatsikos, Nicoletta Babatsikos, Renee Watson, Julia-Rose Rozario; (standing): Asst. Coach Michael Rozario, Kiara McKelvey, Olivia Hutton,  Quinn Turkington, Maya Anderson, Josie Zipete, Riley Vilis, Lizzie Hamilton, Trinity Asimakis, Coach Gerald Rozario.

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East York Major Bantam Girls Win Gold in Barrie!

Congratulations to the Major Atom Girls who went undefeated at the Barrie Royals Invitational Tournament, February 24-26, 2017.

After going 3-0 in pool play, they defeated the host team 49-18 in the Semi-Final.  In the Gold Medal Final, they battled Guelph CYO to a 33-23 victory for the championship.

Game 1: EY 37  – 15 Etobicoke Thunder
Game 2: EY 46 – 13 North Toronto
Game 3: EY 42 – 25 Sudbury JAM
Semi-Final: EY 49 – 18 Barrie Royals
Gold Medal Final: EY 33 – 23 Guelph CYO

From L to R (ground): Nicoletta Babatsikos, Renee Watson, Julia-Rose Rozario, Vicky Babatsikos; (standing) Lizzie Hamilton, Olivia Hutton, Quinn Turkington, Maya Anderson, Kiara McKelvey, Riley Vilis, Josie Zipete, Trinity Asimakis, Coach Gerald Rozario

By |February 28th, 2017|Major Atom Girls, Rep Teams|Comments Off on East York Major Bantam Girls Win Gold in Barrie!