Jacob Sheffar Drops 78, C.P Allen Hottest Team in Atlantic, Jack Tilley MVP Status

Round upThe basketball scene on the East Coast has been relatively slow over the Holiday break.

That ended with a bang and a full slate of high school, ACAA and AUS basketball resuming play this past weekend.

With all that’s been going on, we have to focus in on a small Division 4 school and a 5-9 Point Guard. Jacob Sheffar of Ecole du Sommet scored 78 points against Carrefour and 69 against SAERC. Having trained Jacob, I can tell you he is a hard working player who has goals of post secondary basketball.  To support these goals he attempted to transfer to a Division 1 school to compete against like-skilled players but was denied by administration (or he could transfer and be ineligible for a year).  Jacob simply states “I’m just trying to make the most of where I am at.”

With so many tournaments going on and so many great matchups, the light became so much brighter on who’s who on the east coast.

Prince Andrew Tournament, Dartmouth NS

The hottest team may be the CP Allen Cheetah’s. The Cheetah’s have ripped off 10 straight wins including a 76-65 win over the #24 Nationally ranked Auburn Drive Eagles in the Championship Game of Prince Andrew’s Tournament. The Cheetah’s have largely been led by 5-11 shooting guard Logan MacGillivray and 6-4 Wing Alex Muise. With these wins the team has definitely showed that it belongs with the top 10 Eastern Canadian Teams and is a serious threat for the 2015 NSSAF Provincial Banner.

All Stars: Ben Kidston-Prince Andrew, Alex Carson-Sackville, Logan MacGillivray-CP Allen, Johneil Johnson-Auburn.

Riverboat Tournament, Kennebecasis NB

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The next hottest team in Eastern Canada hails from New Brunswick with the Kennebecasis Crusaders. The Crusaders took their own tournament 82-68 win over Horton High of Greenwich, NS.

For the second week in a row Kennebecasis finished at the top of the podium and for the second week in a row sleek 2016 PG Jack Tilley took home the MVP award. Tilley is the man that makes the team run but this crusaders team is loaded top to bottom and may be the deepest team on the East Coast.

All Stars: Gage Sabean-Horton, Mitchell Tempro-Horton, Alex Loughry-Kennebecasis, Gbemi Oguntona-Riverview, Jared Stafford-Leo Hayes.

Top Defender: Ethan O’Neil-Kennebecasis

MVP: Jack Tilley-Kennebecasis

Confederation Classic, Charlottetown PEI

Charlottetown Rural had a huge statement game against the Fredericton Black Kats in the championship game of the Confederation Classic in PEI.  PG Jack MacAulay went for 34 points and continues to solidify his standing as one of the top 2015 recruits on the East in a 91-71 win over Fredericton High.

Eastern Canada Top 10

1. Citadel (Halifax NS)

2. Kennebecasis (Quispamsis NB)

3. Charlottetown Rural (Charlottetown PEI)

4. CP Allen (Bedford, NS)

5. Auburn (Dartmouth, NS)

6. Fredericton High (Fredericton, NB)

7. Horton (Greenwich, NS)

8. Leo Hayes (Fredericton, NB)

9. Cobequid Education Centre (Truro, NS)

10. Prince Andrew (Dartmouth, NS)


46th Annual Snowball

Cobequid Educational Centre – Truro, Nova Scotia

Orange Division                          Blue Division

Charlottetown Rural                    Auburn Drive High School

Citadel High School                     Moncton High School

Bernice MacNaughton                 Cobequid Educational Centre

Friday January 16

12:00pm     Charlottetown vs. Citadel

1:45pm       CEC vs. Moncton

3:30pm       Citadel vs. MacNaughton

5:15pm       Moncton vs. Auburn

7:00pm       MacNaughton vs. Charlottetown Rural

8:45pm       Auburn vs. CEC

Saturday January 17

10:00am     1st Blue vs. 2nd Orange

11:45am     1st Orange vs. 2nd Blue

1:30pm       3rd Orange vs. 3rd Blue

3:15pm       Championship Game


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