History Made for St Martin’s Winning Major Championship at Pinky Lewis, Spearheaded by Naz Long
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HAMILTON,ON–One of the biggest Ontario tournaments of the year (32 teams), otherwise known as the Pinky Lewis, served as a proving ground for not only players to make a name, but also for teams to earn their respect on the scene.
A high school team that has done just that, rising out of the ashes is St Martins Secondary of Mississauga, Ontario, who defeated Oakville’s Holy Trinity 63-62 in an overtime thriller!
Led by Findlay Prep transfer and Iowa State commit Naz Long, the small school hovering around 1,000 students pulled it off.
Matching up against a very organized Holy Trinity squad out of Oakville, this championship game swayed back and fourth and required extra time to settle.
While Holy Trinity controlled the majority of the game, SMSS locked down defensively as a team to endure a flurry of three pointers from First Team All-star Trevon McNeil and sharpshooting guard Paul Bray.
Tournament MVP Naz Long spoke with NPH in the post game, expressing, “To bring the championship to the school, I’m more than happy because the principal here has a smile that he hasn’t taken off his face yet.”
Long registered a game-high 27 points in the championships while averaging approximately 30 points per game.
“It feels great to make history for the school and bring home the championship,” Long explained, responding on the school’s past struggles.
Long’s partner in crime Jordan Fray also chipped in with 15 points of his own.
“Im just happy to be a part of St martin’s and proud that we got the victory…we appreciate the support from the school,” said Fray.
Trevon McNeil led Holy Trinity with 20 points, while Paul Bray chipped in with 17 points respectively.
Over three days of action, teams jocked for position and players displayed their worth. Stay tuned for NPH Player Evaluations on some of the stand out players in the 2011 Pinky Lewis tounament.
The following is the MVP along with first, second and third team all-stars:
MVP: Naz Long