The East York Major Bantam Boys U14 team brought home the Bronze Medal in their Division at the Ontario Basketball Association Provincial Championships, which took place April 20-22, 2018. The tournament was a worthy celebration of the effort and commitment that the athletes put in starting way back in September, 2017! After many months of work, and a total of 41 games played, the boys really earned this medal. The coaching staff is very proud of our athletes for this terrific achievement! Back Row: Enoch, Coach Vava, Guerby, James, Justin, Kalen, Coach Nick, Michael H, Coach Kari Front Row: Nicholas, Cole, Joseph, Michael M, Matthew, Dylan, Malcolm Tournament Summary: The competition started on Friday, April 20th with a big win over the Basketball World Toronto Rebels: 80-50! The team really came together and worked as a cohesive unit starting on the defensive end, which translated to success on offense. Every single player made a contribution and, in a unique outcome, every single player scored! On Saturday, April 21st the boys faced two very tough opponents. In the first game against Thornhill Thunder - Mike the boys were tested by a very tenacious and fast team that seemingly would not be denied from behind the three point line and one that pressured the ball in the half court relentlessly. After a tie through 3 quarters Thornhill pulled ahead and won the game 57-48. Also on Saturday, April 21st, the team faced the Caledon Cougars and, once more, a terrific and competitive game ensued. after racing out to a 8-2 lead early in the game and forcing an opponent's time out, the boys found themselves once again in a tie through 3 quarters. The relentless pressure from Calendon again proved to be the difference and East York ended up on the losing end of a 67-53 score. However, sitting on a 1-2 record after pool play [...]
The Major Bantam Boys U14 team is hosting a fundraiser that is most definitely aimed at basketball fans. It's March Madness time and this is your chance to get in on the action and help the team with expenses. Half the funds collected goes to the winner, the other half goes directly to the team. For information on this wonderful opportunity to help the boys of the Major Bantam team out contact Coach Leo Bishop at bishopl[at]rogers.com Simply pick the teams you think will reach the Elite 8, the Final 4, the Final and the Champion! Each entry costs just $5!