NPA National Championship: Day One Round Up
Game One: B.E.A.S.T. Prep 73-76 Rothesay Netherwood
The boys from New Brunswick earned a hard fought 76-73 win over B.E.A.S.T. Prep. Prior to tip off Shyheim Malcolm of Rothesay Netherwood was honoured as part of the NPA 2nd Team All-Star. RNS will move on to play the undefeated Notre Dame Hounds on Mar. 2 at 2:00 PM.
Shyheim Malcolm: 20 points | 5 rebounds | 2 assists
Lyon McLeon: 17 points
Kellen Tynes: 18 points | 10 rebounds | 8 assists
David Abiodun: 21 points | 17 rebounds | 3 assists
Anthony Bradshaw: 13 points | 6 rebounds
Prosper Mbuyi: 14 points | 6 assists | 4 rebounds
Game Two: BC Christian Prep 63-80 Toronto Basketball Academy
TBA defeated BC Prep in large part due to a huge performance from Patrick Emilien. Before tip off, Patrick Emilien was honoured as being part of the NPA 1st Team All-Star. This sets up a Toronto match-up between TBA and Central Tech on Mar. 2 at 4:00 PM.
Sammie Hunter: 24 points | 12 rebounds | 4 assists
Mustafa Akgoz: 15 points
Marijan Obad: 11 points | 9 rebounds | 4 assists
Patrick Emilien: 27 points | 5 rebounds
Marcus Masters: 18 points | 3 assists
Patrick Mpoyi: 13 points | 2 rebounds | 2 assists
Game Three: London Basketball Academy 79-43 SJK
Are LBA ready for another Cinderella run? They were able to rest three of their top players in this game and have them healthy and hungry for their game against the defending champs. Prior to tip off, Denzel Cummins of London Basketball Academy was honoured as part of the NPA 2nd Team All-Star. LBA will meet CTA in the next round on Mar. 2 at 6:00 PM.
Isaiah Lee: 14 points | 2 assists
Kur Jockuch: 12 points | 5 rebounds | 4 assists
Okay Djamgouz: 11 points | 1 assist
Milan Roknic: 9 points | 9 rebounds
Aleks Novicic: 9 points | 8 rebounds
Branko Damjanovic: 7 points | 4 rebounds | 2 assists
Game Four: Crestwood Prep 90-64 St-Laurent Express
Crestwood cruised to a 90-64 victory over the boys from Montreal. Before tip off, Franco Miller from Crestwood Prep was honoured as being a member of the NPA 1st Team All-Star. A competitive first half turned into a game for rest in the second half. This sets up what could be the game of the day tomorrow when they take on GTA Prep at 8:00 PM.
Jahcobi Neath: 19 points | 6 assists | 2 rebounds
Franco Miller: 14 points | 5 assists | 1 rebounds
Trevon Thoman: 12 points | 4 assists | 2 rebounds
Ben Datro: 21 points | 4 rebounds | 2 assists
Gideon Dwumfour: 16 points | 4 rebounds
Tre-Vaughn Minott: 11 points | 10 rebounds | 1 assist
The regular season is over, the bracket is set and now it’s time to see which players and teams can rise to the occasion. Can CTA repeat? Will the Hounds stay undefeated and take the crown? Who will be the Cinderella story this year?
Come down to Sheridan College from Mar. 1-4 or watch the live streams at www.northpolehoops.com to find out.
For the full schedule and results, head over to www.npacanada.com.