St. Jean de Brebeuf Braves win first basketball title since 1993

News Feb 19, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

The St. Jean de Brebeuf Braves held off the Cathedral Gaels to win their first Hamilton Catholic high school senior boys basketball title in 22 years.

It was a close battle Thursday night at the Burridge gym at McMaster University until the Braves broke it wide open in the fourth quarter on way to a 62-46 victory.

The St. Jean de Brebeuf Braves and their fans celebrate their HWCAA senior boys basketball title. | Photo by Gord Bowes

J.R. Calura of the St. Jean de Brebeuf Braves is stripped of the ball here by Bardhi Popaj of the Cathedral Gaels but he led all scorers on the night with 20 points. | Photo by Gord Bowes

 

J.R. Calura led Brebeuf with 20 points. Veron Kalonji added 11. Paulo Linguenhe led Cathedral with 16 while Mohamed Gafer had 12.

The Braves will play Bishop Reding next week in the Golden Horseshoe Athletic Conference AAAA championship. The winner advances to OFSAA in Windsor March 9-11.

The Gaels will face Corpus Christi in the GHAC AAA final. The winner plays the ROPSSAA AAA rep on March 2 and the winner of that match advances to OFSAA in Windsor.

The Cathedral Gaels celebrate their HWCAA junior boys basketball win. | Photo by Gord Bowes 

STM's Kyle Doornick led all scorers with 16 points in the junior boys championship. | Photo by Gord Bowes

 

In the junior championship, St. Thomas More couldn’t hold on to a 10-point lead midway through the fourth quarter and was edged by Cathedral 46-44. The Knights’ Kyle Doornick led all scorers with 16 points. Diar Alkaldy added 14 for the Knights. Leading the Gaels was Michael Ssemanda (13) and Zenayah Jones and Isaiah Parkinson with 10.

The St. Thomas More Knights celebrate their HWCAA midget boys basketball win. | Photo by Gord Bowes 

More won the midget title, with Jake Simpson leading the Knights to a 40-35 victory over the Gaels. Simpson had 14 points while Efosa Omorgh added 12. The top Gael scorers were Nathan Bilamu (12) and Byamugu Ngakira (10).

St. Jean de Brebeuf Braves win first basketball title since 1993

News Feb 19, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

The St. Jean de Brebeuf Braves held off the Cathedral Gaels to win their first Hamilton Catholic high school senior boys basketball title in 22 years.

It was a close battle Thursday night at the Burridge gym at McMaster University until the Braves broke it wide open in the fourth quarter on way to a 62-46 victory.

The St. Jean de Brebeuf Braves and their fans celebrate their HWCAA senior boys basketball title. | Photo by Gord Bowes

J.R. Calura of the St. Jean de Brebeuf Braves is stripped of the ball here by Bardhi Popaj of the Cathedral Gaels but he led all scorers on the night with 20 points. | Photo by Gord Bowes

 

J.R. Calura led Brebeuf with 20 points. Veron Kalonji added 11. Paulo Linguenhe led Cathedral with 16 while Mohamed Gafer had 12.

The Braves will play Bishop Reding next week in the Golden Horseshoe Athletic Conference AAAA championship. The winner advances to OFSAA in Windsor March 9-11.

The Gaels will face Corpus Christi in the GHAC AAA final. The winner plays the ROPSSAA AAA rep on March 2 and the winner of that match advances to OFSAA in Windsor.

The Cathedral Gaels celebrate their HWCAA junior boys basketball win. | Photo by Gord Bowes 

STM's Kyle Doornick led all scorers with 16 points in the junior boys championship. | Photo by Gord Bowes

 

In the junior championship, St. Thomas More couldn’t hold on to a 10-point lead midway through the fourth quarter and was edged by Cathedral 46-44. The Knights’ Kyle Doornick led all scorers with 16 points. Diar Alkaldy added 14 for the Knights. Leading the Gaels was Michael Ssemanda (13) and Zenayah Jones and Isaiah Parkinson with 10.

The St. Thomas More Knights celebrate their HWCAA midget boys basketball win. | Photo by Gord Bowes 

More won the midget title, with Jake Simpson leading the Knights to a 40-35 victory over the Gaels. Simpson had 14 points while Efosa Omorgh added 12. The top Gael scorers were Nathan Bilamu (12) and Byamugu Ngakira (10).

St. Jean de Brebeuf Braves win first basketball title since 1993

News Feb 19, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

The St. Jean de Brebeuf Braves held off the Cathedral Gaels to win their first Hamilton Catholic high school senior boys basketball title in 22 years.

It was a close battle Thursday night at the Burridge gym at McMaster University until the Braves broke it wide open in the fourth quarter on way to a 62-46 victory.

The St. Jean de Brebeuf Braves and their fans celebrate their HWCAA senior boys basketball title. | Photo by Gord Bowes

J.R. Calura of the St. Jean de Brebeuf Braves is stripped of the ball here by Bardhi Popaj of the Cathedral Gaels but he led all scorers on the night with 20 points. | Photo by Gord Bowes

 

J.R. Calura led Brebeuf with 20 points. Veron Kalonji added 11. Paulo Linguenhe led Cathedral with 16 while Mohamed Gafer had 12.

The Braves will play Bishop Reding next week in the Golden Horseshoe Athletic Conference AAAA championship. The winner advances to OFSAA in Windsor March 9-11.

The Gaels will face Corpus Christi in the GHAC AAA final. The winner plays the ROPSSAA AAA rep on March 2 and the winner of that match advances to OFSAA in Windsor.

The Cathedral Gaels celebrate their HWCAA junior boys basketball win. | Photo by Gord Bowes 

STM's Kyle Doornick led all scorers with 16 points in the junior boys championship. | Photo by Gord Bowes

 

In the junior championship, St. Thomas More couldn’t hold on to a 10-point lead midway through the fourth quarter and was edged by Cathedral 46-44. The Knights’ Kyle Doornick led all scorers with 16 points. Diar Alkaldy added 14 for the Knights. Leading the Gaels was Michael Ssemanda (13) and Zenayah Jones and Isaiah Parkinson with 10.

The St. Thomas More Knights celebrate their HWCAA midget boys basketball win. | Photo by Gord Bowes 

More won the midget title, with Jake Simpson leading the Knights to a 40-35 victory over the Gaels. Simpson had 14 points while Efosa Omorgh added 12. The top Gael scorers were Nathan Bilamu (12) and Byamugu Ngakira (10).