Etobicoke Elite Gets It Together In Clutch, Blessed Sacrament Beats Defending Champs
TORONTO,ON–With CIS recruits all over the floor in game three between Etobicoke Elite 2012 Thunder Jam champions Waterloo Wildhawks, and a tough Blessed Sacrament Yellow Jackets (Hamilton) team, this shaped up to be a thriller. Forced to stop checking scores from the NCAA, all attention was placed on this game.
Recent Ryerson Rams commit Adam Voll and senior big man for Blessed Sacrament, Bryan Hyrski went to battle in the post right from the tip; Voll winning a majority of the battles for rebounds and clean ups around the hoop.
The Yellow Jackets had control of the lead for the majority of the game, but the Wildhawks were always in reach of coming back and taking it. The biggest lead of the game belonged to Blessed Sacrament and it was 11 points.
Wildhawks senior PG, Javon Masters came out big in the fourth and contributed in spurts throughout. His end of the game heroics included back-to-back triples, followed by a steal and assist to Voll who finished with an emphatic two hand jam, to tie it up at 43 after the team had been trailing by nine all game.
It would be the Yellow Jackets who would go on to win it 64-55, as Ryan Doornick hit game clinching free throws and Filip Vujadinovic put in 10 of his game high 17 points in the fourth frame.
With this win in the books, Blessed Sacrament will move on to play triple threat and the Wildhawks will go up against the host team Etobicoke Elite Thunder.
The Thunder didn’t get off to their best start yesterday but still managed to sneak out a win over Toronto Triple Threat. Early in the OBA season and with not many games together, guys are working towards understanding each others game and beginning to mesh.
Toronto Triple Threat had played the Whitby Wildcats in game one of the tournament and won in a very convincing fashion to start things off. The Triple Threat are a guard oriented team that likes to push the ball up and reward guys that are filling their lanes and playing as an aggressor.
On paper, when you match up rosters, one wouldn’t have assumed that they were taking this game, yet they had control and were on top for a majority of the time.
The difference maker in this game was without a doubt Reilly Reid of Etobicoke. With his speed, athleticism and strength he was able to power his way to the basket and often finish with contact. Reid looks like a man on a mission every time you see him in action.
His upper body strength allows for good control and has guys bouncing off him while he attacks.
Today at 11:50am, Etobicoke and Waterloo will duke it out in what will be a very defensive minded game because of all the weapons on the floor for both teams. Size and speed are present on both rosters. This is the type of game that will have the full attention of CIS and CCAA coaches in attendance.