Home Team Ontario, Slow Start, Strong Finish
TORONTO,ON–On day one of the Mens National Championships at Humber College the U15 Manitoba boys faced off against the home team, and tournament favourite to win, Team Ontario.
Manitoba opened up the first quarter to what looked like an upset in the making with strong contributions from 5’10 PG Joseph Medrano and 6’4 Forward William Yaworsky. Manitoba was up by as many as 10 points.
However, as anticipated, Ontario made a run of their own ending the first quarter on a 13-0 run.
“For the first time playing in front of friends and family, I think the guys had some jitters and we were a bit hesitant…then we went on a big run, and they got comfortable, realizing what needed to be done,” explained head Coach, Jeff Giovanatti.
Ontario certainly got it going after the first quarter as they stepped on the gas, applied pressure and wore out a fiesty Manitoba team.
6’4 Guard Jalen Poyser led the way for Ontario scoring 15 points off the bench, while 6’5 Devonte Campbell recorded a big double dip, with 14 points and 13 rebounds, leaving a major imprint on the game.
Team Ontario proved to be too much defeating Manitoba 83-49, and will look to maintain dominance moving forward.
Manitoba will look to rebound from a tough loss against arguably the strongest team in the event.
Ontario 83, Manitoba 45
Other Day 1 Results
- Saskatchewan 88, Newfoundland 83
- British Columbia 70, Quebec 49
- Nova Scotia 73, PEI 58
- Nova Scotia 69, New Brunswick 54
- Saskatchewan 71, Alberta 65