Day two of the inaugural OSBA Preseason tournament took place yesterday at Bill Crothers school in Markham, Ontario.
Saturday and Sunday showed that although some teams are favoured to win the OSBA championship, all games hold a high competitiveness level and no team is to be taken lightly.
My Take Aways …
Nicola Djogo was able to play a huge role in Athletes Institute’s 88-86 win over BTB.
The six-foot-six lefty displayed his full array of talents nailing five three pointers, skying down the lane for a break away jam, and also found his teammates at crucial times.
Djogo, who scored 21 points in total, made his biggest play by delivering the game winning assist to teammate Dontae Mitchell, ankle-breaking crossover on the screen and roll.
The Mitchell three pointer gave A.I. a 88-86 lead, a lead that would eventually be the final score of the game.
BTB’s Liban Mohamed, a six-foot-five wing, had himself a game pouring in 24 points, including six in the final quarter.
The undersized Mohamed battled hard all game long especially with A.I. stand out Matur Maker, who was eventually able to put up 24 points himself.
The lengthy wing was able to stretch the floor and deliver in the clutch hitting the go ahead bucket for BTB in the dying minutes of the fourth quarter against Athletes Institute.
The Hill Academy’s Dominance
The Hill Academy enjoyed a perfect 2-0 day spearheaded by Godwin Boahen, and eventually going 4-0 on the weekend.
Boahen scored 22 points against Orangeville Prep, and 24 against Bill Crothers Secondary School, and capped off the weekend with 27 against BTB.
Boahen looked confident and in control of the offence, and was a menace on defence showing his toughness and quick feet, especially on the ball where he was constantly able to dictate his opponents movements.
The Hill Academy also enjoyed some solid efforts from Marquell Fraser, Justin Andrews, Julian Walker and Jeremiah Usiosefe.
Justin Jackson, who endured a mild concussion, only played the one game Saturday vs Orangeville prep scoring 14 points.
Orangeville Sharing the Scoring
In all three of Orangeville Preps games at the preseason OSBA tournament they have been led in scoring by three different players.
Ignas Brazdeikis, Eugene Omoruyi, and Jahvon Blair are just some examples of this well rounded Orangeville attack.
Moving forward, as the guys continue to work on their defensive continuity, their offensive firepower will be a force to be reckoned with.
Final Game Scores and Leading Scorers
|SJK (62)||The Hill (104)||Justin Andrews (Hill) – 18 points|
|FHC (84)||Athlete Institute (66)||Shemar Bailey (FHC) – 29 points|
|Orangeville (90)||Bill Crothers (73)||Ignas Brazdeikis (Orangeville) – 23 points|
|SJK (64)||Bill Crothers (89)||Eric Beckett (BCSS) – 18 points|
|Orangeville (85)||The Hill (97)||Eugene Omoruyi (Orangeville) – 25 points|
|BTB Prep (86)||Athlete Institute (88)||Matur Maker (AI) & Liban Mohamed (BTB) – 24 points|
|The Hill (104)||Bill Crothers (98)||Godwin Boahen (Hill) – 24 Points|
|SJK (76)||Orangeville (106)||Jahvon Blair (Orangeville) – 26 points|
|FHC (92)||BTB Prep (89)||Michael Asante (BTB) – 25 Points|
|FHC (91)||Bill Crothers (96)||Stefan Smith (BCSS) – 22 Points|
|BTB Prep (89)||The Hill (97)||Godwin Boahen (Hill) – 27 Points|