QUEBEC TAKES HOME THE 15U AND 17U BOY'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS | Canada Basketball

QUEBEC TAKES HOME THE 15U AND 17U BOY'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

FREDERICTON, NB (August 10, 2019) - The 2019 15U & 17U Boy's National Championships concluded this evening in Fredericton, New Brunswick with Quebec earning both the 15U and the 17U championship title over. The 15U Quebec team defeated Ontario with a score of 88-78, while the 17U Quebec team defeated Ontario 84-77. With these victories, Quebec has had a complete sweep of this year’s 15U & 17U National Championships Men’s and Women’s divisions, earning four gold medals.

15U Boy's National Championship

In the 15U tournament, we also saw team Ontario take on team Quebec. The game was played at an extremely fast pace, and throughout the first quarter, Ontario and Quebec were essentially trading bucket for bucket. At the close of the first quarter, we saw Quebec lead 19-17, with both teams playing at a high level especially on the fast break. Earlier in this tournament, we saw Ontario blow out Quebec, with this in mind it seemed as though Quebec came out with something to prove with this heightened defensive intensity.

Although Ontario kept the game close, they were never able to build a lead, as every time they cut into the deficit, Quebec immediately answered back. While only playing 25 minutes, Aurel Karl Ntahindurwa of Team Quebec had a game-high 25 points, shooting 58%, while their All-Star Christian Payawal struggled shooting 20% on the night. Even when your best players are in a slump, the best teams are able to find a way to get it done. While the defence was strong for both teams, it came down to shooting, and Quebec finished the game shooting 40% versus Ontario’s 35% which was the difference.

Meanwhile, in the 15U tournament, Alberta was able to cap off their tournament with a blowout victory over Nova Scotia winning 67-54. This game felt lopsided for a vast majority of the game, as Alberta started with the lead, and never gave it up. With two players scoring in double figures, Alberta dominated this game and took home bronze in the 15U tournament.

15U MVP - Freud-Ansley St. Felix  #11 - Quebec

15U First Team All-Stars
NameTeam
Xavier SpencerAlberta
Braeden MacVicarNova Scotia
Jahsemar OlembeOntario
Jaiden ColeOntario
Christian PayawalQuebec
15U Second Team All-Stars
NameTeam
Bubu BenjaminAlberta
Ravjeet RandhawaBritish Columbia
Lorence Dela CruzManitoba
Thomas NdongQuebec
Ben PowerNew Brunswick

17U Boy's National Championship

With the dominance Quebec had shown over the course of the week, it was no surprise when Quebec led Ontario 29-14 at the end of the first quarter. Though in the second quarter, Ontario came out fierce and played with a sense of urgency. Ontario was able to hold Quebec to 11 points in the 2nd, while putting up 25 points, closing the second with Quebec up by just one, 40-39.

The end of this game was riddled with emotion as with 32 seconds remaining on the clock and Quebec leading by 3, Quebec inbounded the ball leading to a deflexion from Ontario’s Kyle Duke, in a scramble for Ontario to get the ball, Kyle Duke was called for an unsportsmanlike foul, providing Quebec two free throws and possession of the ball. The game ultimately closed out with free throws and Quebec taking home the gold 84-77.

While the gold medal games were nothing short of outstanding, this was consistent with the outcome of the bronze medal game as well in the 17U tournament. After trailing almost the entire game, New Brunswick had a resurgence, as they went on a 17-2 run in the third quarter, where they never looked back. 1st Team All-Star Norm Burry was a major part in this comeback victory as he dropped 32 points while adding 13 rebounds and 7 assists. In a near triple-double performance, Norm helped lead New Brunswick to a bronze medal, with an 84-77 point win.

17U MVP - Benedict Mathurin #6 - Quebec

17U First Team All-Stars
NameTeam
Mason KrausManitoba
Darius DeAveiroOntario
Olivier-Maxence ProsperQuebec
Joshua SoiferSaskatchewan
Norm BurryNew Brunswick
17U Second Team All-Stars
NameTeam
Owen WeaverAlberta
Domenic ParolinBritish Columbia
Kyle DukeOntario
Nelson CilienQuebec
Malcom ChristieNew Brunswick

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15U MEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POOLS

POOL APOOL BPOOL C
1 - ON5 - BC6 - MB
2 - QC 8 - SK7 - NB
3 - NS10 - PE9 - NL
4 - AB  

15U MEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE

DATETIME (PDT) #TEAM ASCORETEAM B
05-Aug-199:001Prince Edward Island47-107British Columbia
 11:152Newfoundland60-80Manitoba
 1:303Quebec78-63Nova Scotia
 3:454Ontario79-75Alberta
 6:005Saskatchewan76-38Prince Edward Island
 8:156New Brunswick62-68Newfoundland
06-Aug-199:007Nova Scotia88-81Alberta
 11:158Ontario82-68Quebec
 1:309British Columbia65-62Saskatchewan
 3:4510Manitoba68-57New Brunswick
07-Aug-191:3011Newfoundland 79-35Prince Edward Island
 3:4512Saskatchewan48-54New Brunswick
 6:0013Alberta86-72British Columbia
 8:1514Nova Scotia 82-73Manitoba
08-Aug-191:3015British Columbia111-62Saskatchewan
 3:4516Manitoba87-40Prince Edward Island
 6:0017Quebec90-70Newfoundland
 8:1518Ontario71-63New Brunswick
09-Aug-1911:1519Saskatchewan70-46Prince Edward Island
 1:3020Manitoba82-70Newfoundland
 3:4521British Columbia84-67New Brunswick
 6:0022Ontario76-70Alberta
 8:1523Quebec87-49Nova Scotia
10-Aug-199:0024Newfoundland63-71New Brunswick
 11:1525British Columbia81-87Manitoba
 11:1526Nova Scotia54-67Alberta
 4:0027Ontario78-88Quebec

17U MEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POOLS

POOL APOOL BPOOL C
1 - NS5 - AB6 - NB
2 - QC8 - SK7 - MB
3 - ON10 - PE9 - NL
4 - BC  
   

17U MEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

DATETIME (PDT) #TEAM ASCORETEAM B
05-Aug-199:001Manitoba112-54 Newfoundland
 11:152Prince Edward Island 55-98Alberta
 1:303Quebec97-78 Ontario
 3:454Nova Scotia73-104 British Columbia
 6:005Newfoundland70-95 New Brunswick
 8:156Saskatchewan 108-51 Prince Edward Island
06-Aug-199:007Ontario73-64 Nova Scotia
 11:158British Columbia48-81 Quebec
 1:309New Brunswick 52-99 Manitoba
 3:4510Alberta75-94 Saskatchewan
07-Aug-191:3011New Brunswick79-52 Prince Edward Island
 3:4512Alberta94-70 Newfoundland
 6:0013Nova Scotia71-85 Saskatchewan
 8:1514Ontario94-82 Manitoba
08-Aug-191:3015Nova Scotia86-82 Newfoundland
 3:4516Manitoba101-42 Prince Edward Island
 6:0017Quebec91-70 Alberta
 8:1518British Columbia61-67 New Brunswick
09-Aug-1911:1519Newfoundland86-68 Prince Edward Island
 1:3020Manitoba77-72 British Columbia
 3:4521Nova Scotia70-78 Alberta
 6:0022Quebec97-72 Saskatchewan
 8:1523New Brunswick64-82 Ontario 
10-Aug-199:0024British Columbia99-76 Nova Scotia
 11:1525Alberta58-95 Manitoba
 1:3026Saskatchewan77-84 New Brunswick
 6:1527Ontario 77-84 Quebec