The junior boys played one last tournament in Montreal, the Davis. There were six boys teams in the tournament this year vying for the provincial banner.
Our opening game against a good team from Heritage HS. Man for man, we were slightly out-matched, but it made for a great first game. Our starting five, Tyler, Ba Nam, Big Justin, Esteban and Leo, played really well in the opening minutes and secured a good lead at the end of the first quarter. HHS came back in the second quarter, but at half, SC was up by a point. Second half action favoured the extra skill by HHS as they began to pull away steadily through the third quarter while SC had no fire power to respond with. At the final buzzer, SC 25 HHS 45.
Next game was a match-up with the host team, Centennial Regional. This group has been together for three years and has not lost a game yet! As it happens, this was a rematch of our first outing of the year. I’m not sure we put up more points, but the boys sure played a better game. Final score was Centennial lots to our 17 points!
So that put SC in third place in our pool, waiting for the result from the other pool… BCS… again. Well, this ended the season well as a friendly game (a loss) where everyone played a bunch of minutes, scoring some great baskets, and generally working hard. It was really fun to watch the Grade 10s play together for the last couple of minutes of the game.