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
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 did not immediately relegate East York out of […]