Ontario Flexes Muscle Over Alberta, Nova Scotia Shows Heart
NPH TOP PERFORMERS
- Marcus Lewis – 28 pts, 17 rbs, 4 stl – Ontario
- Adonis Montfort-Palomino – Stats unavailable
- Erik Nissen – 23 pts, 21 rbs – New Brunswick
- Maurice Colley – 26 pts, 5 rbs – Nova Scotia
- Matthew Ellis- 18 pts, 12 rbs- Alberta
SHERBROOKE,QC–The defending national champions, Team Ontario came out on day two after they had some rest on day one due to their bye. We were eager to see this year’s product that Coach Chris Cheng and co. would put out on the floor, and after a first half of jitter bugs, Ontario quickly came back to their old ways.
Adonis Montfort-Palomino, Alberta’s lead guard did a great job of running the show the first half, scoring the ball behind the arch, attacking the basket and getting all his teammates involved. However, Ontario adjusted by pressuring Montfort-Palomino and getting the ball in the hands of other players, which do not have the ability to control the game. From here, the lead continued to build for Ontario, ending the game with a 30 point margin of victory. (stats unavailable)
Marcus Lewis was an absolute beast, posting a monster stat line of 28 points, 17 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 blocks. In game two, Ontario could be tested as they will take on British Columbia who features 6’11 Alex Hart featured here along with some other pieces to make things interesting.
That’s one thought process.
The other is Ontario continues to roll all the way to the gold medal…a status quo in some regions of the country. Stay tuned!
In an East Coast battle between New Brunswick and PEI, Erik Nissen shined bright displaying greg versatility. The lefty was able to lead his team to victory recording a major double double of 23 points and 21 rebounds. New Brunswick point guard Kyle Rogers also distinguished himself, getting teammate involves, showing capable PG skills for the next level. NB defeated PEI 71-54.
Nova Scotia had a clear size advantage over Nova Scotia, however the Scotians did not see it that way. The team collectively came out of the gate like piranhas looking for blood. They clearly dictated the flow of the game and sped the pace. Maurice Colley came to life in game two dropping a game-high 26 points and grabbing five rebounds. Jayden Nordin and Travis Adams completed Nova Scotia’s triple threat as Nordin poured in 20 points to go along with six steals, and Adams posted a double-double of 16 points and 17 rebounds.
A bright spot for Alberta was 6’7 Matthew Ellis who posted a double-double of his own, 18 points, 12 rebounds in addition to a two-hand jam on a helpless Nova Scotia defender. Not bad.
- Ontario Defeats Alberta (stats unavailable)
- Newfoundland defeats Northwest Territories 132-27
- New Brunswick Defeats Prince Edward Island 71-54
- Manitoba Defeats Saskatchewan 77-49
- Nova Scotia Defeats Alberta 77-66
- Quebec Defeats NWT 109-19