The Plug; December 1-2 Girls Basketball

Ottawa, ON:
Wolverines Elite & Chris Paulin Memorial Tournaments

WILBA had a tough and scrappy squad, typical of Quebec teams. The players battled defensively and got solid looks in transition and from 3 offensively. 2022 Adrianna Enache was on fire against the Blue Devils; hitting shots from all over, off the bounce and spot up! 

2022 Darah Fleurgin did what she does and got to the paint, putting pressure on the defense and creating off the bounce.

Nepean Blue Devils were impressive with their overall size and sharp team chemistry. Every player was hitting shots, rebounding and making hustle plays on both ends of the floor. 2020 6’4 Rae Bradley was active defensively – swatting shots, grabbing boards and protecting the basket. 

Wolverines Elite had a U16 and U19 squad in attendance. Both teams had good showings and some promising athletes! 2019 Jaymi Hawkins had an impressive showing; scoring with versatility, rebounding and locking up defensively. 

2020 Shanyka Carey was aggressive on both ends and scored well at the rim.

Ottawa Elite competed hard and grew as a team in their games, learning their teammates, bridging some age gaps and building on their chemistry. 2020 Margaret Mackenzie made some really tough baskets and created well off the bounce.

Ottawa Shooting Stars came out strong and competed hard in their matchup against Wolverines. 

U12, U14 and U16 teams came from across Ontario to compete in the 25th Annual Chris Paulin Memorial Tournament in Kanata.

Livonia, MI:
Michigan Elite Scrimmage

Crestwood continued their winning streak going 3-0 against Wayne Memorial, E. Kentwood and Nationally ranked #7th Detroit Edison. Canadian #2 ranked 2020 6’2 F Aaliyah Edwards locked down ESPN 9th ranked 2019 Rickea Jackson. Oh Canada 🙂 

Niagara coach David Picton was pleased with the weekend although they were shorthanded, missing 2019 C Jessica Reid and 2020 PG Madalyn Picton. 

Southwest Academy beat the #5 ranked team in Michigan, Country Day by 13 points! The 2022 ballers Shantavia Dawkins, Lemyah Hylton and Cheyenne Rowe had tough showings against Michigan State, Minnesota and Mississippi State commits. 

J Addison finished the weekend 2-1, beating E. Kentwood and Country Day. The team had good performances across the board, and especially from Brown commit 5’5 PG Hennesey Luu-Brown who finished off the tourney with a 20 point, 8 assist and 3 steals performance.

Caledon’s 2019 G Andrea Dodig and 2021 6’3 C Izabella Zingaro along with several other Canadians got some positive feedback from Lady Ballers Insider!

Calgary, AB:
District 4 invitational

Semiahmoo Secondary girls are the 2019 D4 Champions! This squad had two in a row 100+ point games and sealed the deal in finals for the title. CO-MVP’s are Florida Gators Commit and Nationally Ranked 6’2 C Faith Dut and ranked 9th in the 2021 class 5’9 PG Deja Lee.

London, ON:
Ramblers U14 &
London Gold Medal U16 Early Bird Invitational

London Ramblers U14 won gold in their weekend tourney beating Valhalla 50-20, Guelph 50-44, and beat Ancaster by 12 before winning against Brantford in the gold medal game 50-42.

The 2018 U16 London Gold Medal Early Bird Invitational was a good warmup to the OBL season. London Gold Medal won Gold over Transway, and Wildhawk Basketball won Bronze over Cambridge. 

Top Performers:
2022 Neela Chanderdat, London Gold Medal Basketball Club
2022 Althea Ebreo, London Gold Medal Basketball Club
2021 Micaela Howard, London Gold Medal Basketball Club
2021 Emma Capper, Cambridge Centaurs
2021 Brooke Cameron, Cambridge Centaurs
2022 Alexa Pericak, Ancaster Blitz
2022 Kylie Rosos, Ancaster Blitz

Belleville, ON:
Spirits Hoop Classic

The Monarchs Manning team went 4-0 in the Spirits Hoop Classic in Belleville. They beat Belleville Spirits, Kingston Impact, Toronto Lords Purple and Toronto Lords Gold in the U16 division. 

Mississauga Juel hosted North Toronto, Canada Elite, Blessed Sacrament, and Scarborough Blues for a home tournament. NPH Showcase Alum 2022 5’5 SG Rain Jhaj finished with 17 points against the Scarborough Blues in their last game. 

Washington, DC:
COBRAS United Tip-Off International Classic

Central Tech, King’s Christian, Lincoln Prep and Markham Prep (Bill Crothers) traveled to Washington, DC for the COBRAS United Tip-Off International Classic. Lincoln Prep Beat Bishop Ireton (VA) and lost to Bishop McNamara (MD). Central Tech beat Bullis (MD), lost to OSBA’s King’s Christian and beat Capital Territory Canberra from Australia. King’s Christian beat Capital Christian (MD), Central Tech, and lost their last game to New Hope Academy (MD). Markham Prep lost their first to Riverdale Baptist (MD) and beat Carolina Prep (NC). 

Former Vaughan SS point guard and NPH Showcase Alum 5’6 PG Tineya Hylton also competed in the tournament with her new team, Hamilton Heights (TN). 


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