The RSEQ Division 2 Men’s Basketball Provincial Championships got started on Friday evening at Cegep Limoilou in Quebec City. In their opening match, our Cheetahs lost in the quarterfinals 91-69 against a very tough team from Sainte-Foy. They next played in the consolation match on Saturday morning against Champlain-Lennoxville and unfortunately lost that game as well by the score of 71-55.
Still, we offer our congratulations to Head Coach Rowan Barnes and to the entire team who had a very successful regular season record of 10 wins and 6 losses, and then went on to win a Bronze Medal in the Conference Championships which propelled them to participate in this weekend’s Provincials. (See photo below.)
You can read the game report below by Division 1 Men’s Basketball Head Coach Andy Hertzog.
COACH HERTZOG’S GAME REPORT:
After winning a bronze medal in the regional playoffs, our men’s Division 2 basketball team took part in the provincial championships this weekend in Limoilou. Unfortunately, the games did not go well. We lost our first game to Ste Foy 91-69. Our leading scorers were Kevin Zolnowski with 14 points, Silas Owusu-Acheau with 13, Malik Lewis with 12 and Matthew Robert-Bonyad with 10. We then dropped our next game 71-55 to Lennoxville. Our leading scorers were Kevin Zolnowski with 20 points, Malik Lewis with 13 and Silas Owusu-Acheau with 11.
BASKETBALL ALUMNI NEWS
Congratulations to Benji Bercovitch, captain of our men’s Division 1 basketball team this past season, who has announced that he will be joining the Queen’s Golden Gaels next season.
Congratulations to alum Tevonn Walker of Valparaiso University (NCAA D1), who was chosen to represent the Missouri Valley Conference in the inaugural national NCAA 3 on 3 tournament held in conjunction with Final Four weekend.
Congratulations to our recruit Richard Kwakwah, who led his Jean XXIII high school team to the high school provincial finals. Congratulations also go out to Steeve Joseph from our men’s Division 1 basketball team, an alum of Jean XXIII, who acted as an assistant coach for his alma mater during the playoffs and provincial championships.
Finally, please note that we will be having open gym scrimmages at Vanier on Monday, April 16 and Thursday, April 19 at 6:00 PM. You are all welcome to come play.