NPH TOP PERFORMERS
- Tramique Sutherland– 24 points (11/13 FG)
- Tre Boutilier– 18 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals
- Josh Bell– 9 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists
- Duane Notice– 18 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steal
TORONTO,ON–NPH has learned a lot over the last couple days at the Humber Classic. Some of the top teams in Ontario faced off against one another, and while some have earned key victories for their team resume, others have suffered crucial losses.
For the Father Henry Carr Crusaders, everything is roses, as they edged out St. Michael’s 68-52 in the Humber Classic championship game!
Coming off a bronze medal performance at their own tournament (FHC Early Bird Classic), the team was primed to prove themselves in a big stage at the Humber Classic.
After catching up with Crusader Head Coach Paul Melnik and asking about the spark behind his team, he quicky responded, “A loss at the Early Bird.”
Losing has it’s way of motivating.
“(This win) allows us to regroup, to look in the mirror and to realize we have a long way to go,” Melnik told NPH.
Tournament all-star, #30-ranked Tramique Sutherland posted a game-high 24 points in the victory, while Humber Classic MVP, #28-ranked Tre Boutilier added 18 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals.
On the flipside, St Mike’s were lead by who may be the deadliest duo in the province, #7-ranked Duane Notice & #10-ranked Malcolm Duvivier.
Notice registered a team-high 18 points prior to exiting the game late in the fourth quarter due to muscle cramps. Notice also grabbed eight rebounds & dished out three assists.
Henry Carr bench boss understands that this victory, while great, is far from the ultimate goal, being an OFSSAA championship. Therefore his squad must remain focused and ready to absorb everything both physically and mentally.
“A mind is like a parachute it, it only works when open!”
MVP: Tre Boutilier
Defensive Player: Ryall Stroud