Team Ontario Scores Three Silver Medals at 2019 National Championships
Team Ontario U15 Girls, U15 Boys and U17 Boys return home with medals following 2019 Canada Basketball National Championships. Events in Fredericton, NB and Victoria, BC concluded Sunday August 10 with Ontario competing in three gold medal games. All three matches were conceded to Quebec, who swept all four National Championships tournaments.
U15 & U17 Girls Championships
The 2019 U15 & U17 Girls National Championships were held at the beautiful University of Victoria in Victoria, BC. A special thank you to hosts Basketball BC and UVic for a great week in a great city.
U15 Girls Recap
|August 5||Quebec||ON 66 - 47 QC|
|August 6||Saskatchewan||ON 65 - 31 SK|
|August 8||Manitoba||ON 75 - 39 MB|
|August 9 (Semi-Final)||British Columbia||ON 65 - 50 BC|
|August 10 (Final)||Quebec||QC 72 - 55 ON|
The U15 Girls played a great tournament, going undefeated in the group stage and making it to the Final. Quebec proved to be too dominant in the final game, with standout tournament MVP Cassandre Prosper scoring a double-double (24 PT, 18 RB).
Congratulations to the U15’s on taking home the silver medal, and to Lemyah Hylton & Cheyenne Rowe on their First Team All-Star nods, and Taija Sta Maria on her Second Team All-Star recognition.
U17 Girls Recap
|August 5||Alberta||AB 70 - 49 ON|
|August 6||British Columbia||BC 68 60 ON|
|August 7||Quebec||QC 81 - 62 ON|
|August 8||Saskatchewan||SK 79 - 75 ON|
|August 10||New Brunswick||ON 72 - 59 NB|
It just wasn’t our year in this division; However, congratulations to the U17 Girls on closing out their tournament with a convincing win versus New Brunswick. Congratulations to Jayme Foreman on her Second Team All-Star nomination.
Shout out to this U17 team for their support of the U15 Girls as they advanced to the semi-final and final. The U17’s were always sat behind the U15 bench and cheering loudly!
U15 & U17 Boys Championships
The 2019 U15 & U17 Boys National Championships were held at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, NB. Thanks to hosts Basketball New Brunswick and UNB.
U15 Boys Recap
|August 5||Alberta||ON 79 - 75 AB|
|August 6||Quebec||ON 82 - 68 QC|
|August 8||New Brunswick||ON 71 - 63 NB|
|August 9 (Semi-Final)||Alberta||ON 76 - 70 AB|
|August 10 (Final)||Quebec||QC 88 - 78 ON|
The U15 Boys also had a very successful tournament, going undefeated in the group stage and making it to the final. It was Quebec’s year; The U15’s lost to Quebec in a close and competitive final.
Congratulations to the U15’s on taking home the silver medal, and to Jahsemar Olembe and Jaiden Cole on their Second Team All-Star nods.
U17 Boys Recap
|August 5||Quebec||QC 97 - 78 ON|
|August 6||Nova Scotia||ON 73 - 64 NS|
|August 7||Manitoba||ON 94 - 82 MB|
|August 9 (Semi-Final)||New Brunswick||ON 82 - 64 NB|
|August 10 (Final)||Quebec||QC 84 - 77 ON|
The U17 Boys played well, but Quebec proved to be too dominant once again. Congratulations to the U17 Boys on their silver medal, to Darius DeAveiro on his First Team All-Star nod, and Kyle Duke on his Second Team All-Star nod.
Congratulations to Basketball Quebec on sweeping all four National Championships this year – An incredible accomplishment for the province.
Photo galleries from both tournaments will be available soon on the Ontario Basketball Facebook page.
Ontario Basketball will host the 2020 Canada Basketball Boys National Championships next August. Additionally, the 2021 Canada Summer Games, attended by U17 Boys & Girls teams in lieu of Canada Basketball National Championships for that year, will be held in Niagara the following summer.