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Eastern Holiday Classic: Final Recap

Posted on 14. Dec, 2010 by Barry Hayes in Canada Spotlight, High School, Tournaments


A top-notch draw brought many of the top teams and prospects from across Ontario & Quebec together for the Eastern Commerce Holiday Classic weekend. With thrilling endings and some unpredictable results, everyone in attendance (including scouts from numerous schools) got a great dose of Canadian basketball.



Thursday, December 9

Denison 64 (Brett Zufelt 22)
Jarvis 56 (King Gabriel 24)

Pickering 77 (Tristan Quarry 24)
Downsview 76 (Micqueel Martin 35)

Vaughan 60 (Andrew Wiggins 18)
West Humber 50 (Michael Heptbourne 17)

D'Youville 46 (Dylan Periana 15)
Mother Teresa 44 (De-Shawn Williams 18)

Eastern 82 (Aaron Best 29)
Emery 33 (Shaq Matthews 10)

Sacred Heart 53 (Sean Stoqua 25)
Henry Carr 39 (Kenrick Lewis 13)

J.Clarke Richardson 76 (Aaron Redpath 23)
Edward Mont-Petit 62 (Brandon Robinson 16)

Loyola 71 (Adam Presutti 24)
Pope John Paull II 68 (Hassan Abdullahi 27)

Friday, December 10, 2010 Results

Edward Mont-Petit 61 (Brandon Robinson 22)
Jarvis 60 (King Gabriel 28)

Henry Carr 87 (Tre Boutilier 29)
Downsview 68 (Micqueel martin 22)

Sacred Heart 61 (Vik Gill 22)
Pickering 44 (Asher Tulloc-Lewis 19)

Pope John Paul 76 (Hassan Abdullahi 26)
Emery 60 (Jeuel Sarpong 10)

Loyola 74 (Rohan Boney 27)
Eastern 72 (Aaron Best 24)

J.Clarke Richardson 85 (Tyrelle Samuels 36)
Denison 81 (Kevin Pangos 39)

Vaughan 48 (Andrew Wiggins 20)
D'Youville 29 (Dylan Penana 14)

Mother Teresa 68 (De-Shawn Williams 30)
West Humber 62 (Michael Heptbourne 13)

Saturday, December 11

Edward Mont-Petit 50 (Freduric Dure 17)
Pope John Paul 27 (Hassan Abdullahi 9, Tyler Persaud 9)

Henry Carr 67 (Richard Audu 23)
Mother Teresa 65 (Reynold Kasongo 21)

J.Clarke Richardson 88 (Tyrelle Samuels 25)
Loyola 80 (Mike L'African 32)

Vaughan 65 (Andrew Wiggins 18)
Sacred Heart 62 (Sean Stoqua 33)

Consolation Championship
Henry Carr 61 (Richard Audu 19)
Edward Mont-Petit 33 (Frederic Dure 7)

Championship Game
J.Clarke Richardson 68 (Aaron Redpath 27)
Vaughan 48 (Andrew Wiggins 17)

Tournament All-Stars

Sean Stoqua (Sacred Heart)
Mike L'Africain (Oakville Loyola)
Andrew Wiggins (Vaughn)
Leon Alexander (Richardson)

Tournament MVP 

Tyrelle Samuels (J Clarke)


Play of the Tournament

Check out Rohan Boney's shot to win the game vs. Eastern Commerce.  


Standout Prospects 

Tyrelle Samuels (6'0" PG), J Clarke Richardson '11

A big talent who loves the big games. Once again, Tyrelle came through in the clutch, leading J Clarke to the title as their quarterback and receiving tournament MVP honours. In the team's close battles, he piled up the points - 36 in 4-point win over Denison & 25 in OT win vs Loyola. He can also switch gears and become more of a catalyst, as seen in the championship final.

Sean Stoqua (5’10” PG), Sacred Heart ‘11

Probably the biggest surprise to most observers was the performance from a system-oriented Sacred Heart team that was led by their aggressive & smart point guard. Despite taking considerable pressure as the lead guard, his power and protection of the ball was textbook. It allowed him to take it all the way to hoop or find the screens to free up an open outside shot attempt, if the opportunity presented itself. His performance against #1-ranked Vaughan included registering his 25th point halfway through the 3rd quarter and requiring Vaughan’s coach to use young phenom Andrew Wiggins (6’7”) to shadow him the rest of the way.

Vikas Gill (6’7” PF), Sacred Heart ‘11

Vik earned a lot of praise from several university coaches in attendance over the weekend. He is a versatile big man with a good length that can handle the ball, find targets to pass to, and shoot with range. It was his outside shooting performances against Pickering (4 threes in 1st half) and Vaughan (20 points) that stood out the most.

Leon Alexander (6’4” SF), J Clarke Richardson ‘11

When Leon turns it up a notch and gets aggressive, watch out! As an all-purpose wing, he had his way against top teams. His most dangerous move? After slashing into the key, he has a fluid pull-up jumper with his hang-time and pure shooting release. It was unstoppable when he’s in his rhythm.

Mike Lafricain (6’1” PG), Loyola ‘11

Mike looks completely recuperated from the injury that forced him to miss the Court Heinbuch two weeks ago. In fact, he looks in top form. His shooting from inside and outside the arc was smooth and successful, while his nifty flip pass to teammate Rohan Boney in the final seconds led to their revenge win over Eastern Commerce (who defeated Loyola 85-68 in Hamilton last weekend) in the quarterfinals.

Aaron Best (6’4” SF), Eastern Commerce ‘11

Aaron knows his strengths – he can shut down an opponents’ top athlete, crash the boards on both ends, and become available to finish during any transition opportunities.. His all-around performance against Loyola stands out as his best performance to date. He is such a quick riser that several two-handed throw-downs are routine.







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3 Responses to “Eastern Holiday Classic: Final Recap”

  1. Updated Canadian Class of 2011 Top 100  | Flagrant Fouls 17. Jan, 2011

    [...] Referee's Tip-Off, the Court Heinbuch Classic in Kitchener, the Vaughan S.S. Classic, SOSI, the Eastern Holiday Classic, the REDA Christmas Showcase, Sun Youth in Montreal, the St.Michael's College Tournament, and [...]

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  2. Pat Stoqua 15. Dec, 2010

    Noticed some people tapimg some of the games and wondering if copies were available to purchase anywhere ? If you can direct me it would be much appreciated . Thank you

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