Canadian AAU Round-Up: U17 CIA Bounce Still Undefeated, U15 Boltt Rebounds Early Loss, U16 Drive Grabs Silver
U17 CIA Bounce Remain Perfect on EYBL Circuit (Brampton, Ontario)
Plain and simple, the CIA Bounce program is putting Canada on the map on the biggest AAU platform, otherwise known as Nike EYBL. The team opened up the first session last weekend a perfect 4-0 in Minneapolis, and have now extended their record to 9-0 after their sweep in Hampton. CIA Bounce currently holds the right to be called #1 in the EYBL being the only team without a loss.
They will put their spotless record on the line once again in Dallas, Texas for EYBL Session #3 May 11-13.
|D9 – CIA BOUNCE (CAN)||9||0|
|D8 – MEAN STREETS (IL)||8||1|
|D4 – HOUSTON HOOPS (TX)||7||2|
|D10 – OAKLAND SOLIDERS (CA)||7||2|
|D5 – BALTIMORE ELITE (MD)||6||3|
|D3 – HOWARD PULLEY (MN)||5||4|
|D7 – BOO WILLIAMS (VA)||4||5|
|D6 – SOUTHERN STAMPEDE (GA)||4||5|
|D1 – TENNESSEE TRAVELERS (TN)||1||8|
|D2 – ALL IOWA ATTACK (IA)||0||9|
U15 Boltt Win Bronze Division Championship at King James Shooting Stars Classic (Windsor, Ontario)
Team BOLTT U15 had another successful weekend, taking home the Bronze Division Championship (Red Division-Top 32 teams) at the King James Shooting Stars Classic in Akron, Ohio. After a two hour traffic delay on the way to Akron, the BOLTT team arrived at the gym just minutes prior to tip off of their first game, which hurt, ending up with the L.
“We can not use this as an excuse because if we are to be a Top Ranked team we have to find ways to grind it out for the win,” explained BOLTT Coacc, Marcel Freeman.
The loss cost the team in a big way as they dropped to the bronze division. As a result, the team came back with a vengeance and took out frustrations on their opposition, leading to four straight wins. (Queen City Prophets 59-42, Who Got Game 59-33, Virginia Elite 59-36, and Ohio Team Work 68-53 in the finals) The U15 Boltt team finished 4-1 for the tournament and currently hold an overall record of 14-2 on the season. In three tournaments, Freeman’s program has managed three Trophies (two gold, 1 bronze).
U16 DRIVE Win Silver Division championship at H-town Classic (Richmond, BC)
Ryan Cowley (6’6 SF) & Nimrit Plaha lead a team effort to help DRIVE defeat Houston Hoops (Tx) 65-57 in the silver division Finals. Plaha registered 23 pts, 3 steals, while Cowley recorded a double-double of 16 pts, 11 rebs. Will Latu added a dobule-double of his own (12 pts, 12 rebs) while Corey Hauck did a great job of distributing (10 pts, 8 asts).