NPH #3-Ranked Prospect, Dyshawn Pierre Explodes For 40, Vaughan is Upset By D’Youville

TORONTO,ON–The Humber Classic has built a reputation for being one of the most competitive tournaments in the province hosting a load of talent year in and year out. For 2011, there was no exception as some of the pre-season powerhouse collided at Humber College.

Here’s what you missed on day one…

D’Youville vs. Vaughan- 58-52

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  • Jazz Rai- 14 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists
  • Abed Emaran- 13 points, 3 assists


D’Youville Slays Defending OFSAA champs Handing Vaughan First Loss

Entering this tournament, some had said that D’Youville looked like the weakest team on paper, which means exactly nothing as they shocked the OFSAA defending champions in a 58-52 upset victory.

D’Youville used a team effort to get the win, with sharp shooting Jazz Rai and Abed Emran leading the way for the Panthers, posting 14 & 13 points respectively.

Troy Reid-Knight had a team-high 15 points for Vaughan, while Cy Samuel was solid inside, registering 14 points and nine rebounds.

“We always say when we play one of the top teams in the province that we want to be in the game and give ourselves a chance to win,” explained D’Youivlle Head Coach Carlo Zoffraneri.

“It could be good for us and it could be dangerous.  I don’t want the team to get too high on themselves, but now it gives me some ammunition for when we don’t perform or play to our capabilities or practice hard…because we’re capable of winning against the best.”

Point proven, 58-52 in favour of D’Youville.


Henry Carr vs Oakwood

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Tre Boutilier- 17 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals


Tyrell Green– 18 points, 7 rebounds

Kahleek Whyte-  17 points 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals

Tre Boutilier was a notch above impressive as he displayed a complete game scoring, crashing the boards and getting his teammates involved.

 “My mentors and coaches have told me if you want to play at the next level you have to be an all-around player,” explained Boutilier.”

Henry Carr defeats a young Oakwood team 66-57.


Eastern Commerce vs Anderson- 72-61

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Dyshawn Pierre– 40 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists (14/23 FG)

The much anticipated debut Anderson’s star was definitely worth the wait. The NPH #3-ranked prospect in 2012, Dyshawn Pierre exploded for 40 points and 40 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and two steals, however it was not enough against a very deep Eastern Commerce squad

“It was a tough game; it was our first of the season. We have a lot of new players on the team so it’s new to them but we tried our hardest. It’s obviously a lot harder without Justin Edwards,” explained Pierre.

“I just try to do whatever my team needs for us to win.”

It is still very early in the season…it will be interesting to see how Anderson progresses moving forward.

As for Eastern Commerce, the combination of Ammanuel Diressa and James Sylvester will be devastating for opponents as both guards have the ability to score in bunches as well as create for others.


St Mikes vs Martingrove- 68-52

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St Mikes





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