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Quebec Basketball sweeps 2019 Canadian U15 & U17 National Championships

Quebec Basketball Sweeps 2019 Canadian National Championships
Quebec Basketball Sweeps 2019 Canadian National Championships

Quebec basketball made a loud statement by sweeping all four levels of the 2019 Canadian National basketball championships – claiming gold both at the U15 and U17 boys and girls annual provincial tournament.

The boys made a clean sweep of Ontario to take home gold at both the 2019 U15 and U17 boy’s Canadian national championships in Fredericton, New Brunswick. While across the country at Ken and Kathy Shields court in Victoria, British Columbia the U15 ladies knocked-off Ontario 72-55 and the U17 ladies completed the sweep with a 55-45 win over Alberta. Quebec becomes the first province to sweep all four championships since Ontario claimed supremacy in 2011.

Quebec’s first U17 boys title since 2010

Quebec’s silky smooth guard Bennedict Mathurin was the star of the U17 tournament pouring a game-high 23 points to help La Belle Province defeat their rivals 84-77 to claim their third-ever U17 gold medal at Nationals and their first since they won back-to-back in 2010 and 2008. Mathurin the tournament’s top scorer (23 PPG) added 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the victory.

Quebec Basketball Sweeps 2019 U15 Canadian National Championships
Quebec Basketball Sweeps 2019 U17, U15 Canadian National Championships – Photo: Kevin Barrett

Aurel Ntahindurwa scored a game-high 25 points, pulled down 7 rebounds and added 3 assists to lead Quebec to a 88-78 win over Ontario in the U15 boys championship game. Freud-Ansley St-Felix took-home MVP honors by showcasing his all-around game with 19 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists.

Dumont twin brothers also impacted the game – both nearly reaching double-doubles Jordann with 12 points and 8 rebounds and Raphael contributed with 9 points and 9 rebounds. Thomas Ndong collected a game-high 11 rebounds added 7 points and scored Christian Payawal finished as the tournaments top thief racking 8 first-half steals alongside his 7 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds.

Cassandra Prosper was named MVP of the U15 girls championships and had the game of the tournament — scoring 24 points and grabbing a jaw-dropping 18 rebounds in the finals.

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The U17 Quebec ladies completed the rare clean sweep fighting off a tough Alberta squad. Kiandra Browne was named MVP capping a great tournament with 7 points and 9 nine rebounds.

2019 U17 Boys MVP & First Team All-Stars

Bennedict Mathurin – Quebec – Most Valuable Player

Mason Kraus – Manitoba
Darius DeAverio – Ontario
Olivier-Maxence Prosper – Quebec
Norman Burry – New Brunswick

2019 U17 Boys Second-Team All-Stars

Owen Weaver – Alberta
Dominic Parolin – British Columbia
Kyle Duke – Ontario
Enoch Kalambay – Quebec
Malcom Christie -New Brunswick

2019 U15 Boys MVP & First Team All-Stars

Freud-Ansley St-Felix – Quebec – Most Valuable Player

Xavier Spencer – Alberta
Braeden Macvicar – Nova Scotia
Jahsemar Olembe – Ontario
Jaiden Cole – Ontario
Christian Payawal

2019 U15 Boys Second-Team All-Stars

Bubu Benjamin – Alberta
RavJeet Randhawa – British Columbia
Lorence De La Cruz -Manitoba
Thomas Ndong – Quebec
Ben Power – New Brunswick

2019 U17 Girls MVP & First Team All-Stars

Kiandra Browne – Quebec – Most Valuable Player

Deja Lee – British Columbia
Louella Allana – Quebec
Mimi Sigue – Alberta
Tea Demong – Alberta
Ornella Niankan – Quebec

2019 U17 Girls Second-Team All-Stars

Samantha Russell- Nova Scotia
Jayme Foreman – Ontario
Jessica Clarke – British Columbia
Kennedy Hollinger – Saskatchewan
Yvonne Ejim – Alberta

2019 U15 Girls MVP & First Team All-Stars

Cassandra Prosper – Quebec – Most Valuable Player

Christine Geraldo – Quebec
Delaney Gibb – Alberta
Cheyenne Rowe – Ontario
Sophie-Anne Bouffard – Quebec
Lemyah Hylton – Ontario

2019 U15 Girls Second-Team All-Stars

Taija Sta Maria – Ontario
Jessica Keripe – New Brunswick
Julia Tuchscherer – British Columbia
Treyah Paquette – Manitoba
Lauren Hainstock – Nova Scotia


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