CISAA history has been made! Crestwood is the first and only school to ever win all 6 Division I Championship titles in one sport!
This past weekend Crestwood hosted the CISAA championships for U14, Junior and Senior boys basketball leagues. All three games were exciting and a great display of talent and teamwork.
The Junior boys started out championship weekend defeating Crescent 59-38. The Lions opened up the game with an alley-oop dunk off a pass from Kailon Nicholls to Elijah Fisher and then followed that up with some great defensive hustle by Zack Graff on the next possession. The big plays gave the crowd some energy and the Junior boys never looked back as they extended their lead to 36-15 at the half. The Lions pushed the lead to as much as 30 in the 3rd quarter before cruising to victory. Elijah Fisher led the way with 17 points, including three rim-rattling dunks, while Matai Baptiste added 11 points and several tough rebounds. Christian Gheoculet was hot from 3-point range early and pitched in 9 points overall. The win is the Crestwood Juniors second CISAA title in the last three years and was a great way to send out our three Grade 10 boys Immanuel Oludele, Caiden Oshinowo, and Jesse Codron. The boys would like to thank everyone for their continued support throughout the season, and an especially big shout-out to the students and teachers who stuck around after school on Friday afternoon to cheer them on to victory!
The Senior Boys DI Basketball championships were up next. Crestwood defended their CISAA championship by defeating Crescent School 102-42. This concluded an undefeated season. The Senior boys will be fighting for the National Preparatory Association championship the weekend of March 21-24 at Sheraton College.
Moving into Saturday the U14 D1 Boy’s team faced off in a semifinal game against a strong TFS team. The Lions got off to a quick start with strong attacks to the basket and ferocious defence, which led to 17-8 first quarter. The Lions Continued this effort throughout the half which helped them hold a 30-17 score at the half. Out of half TFS made a run of their own to make the game interesting but with strong efforts such as Mikkel Tyne’s 29 points, Pharaoh Wendt’s 21 points and Adam Pearlman’s 13 points TFS valiant effort was not enough as Crestwood managed to win by a score of 69-52 to punch their ticket to CISAA Championship!
The U14 Championship did not disappoint as both of the teams gave great effort. The first quarter was very much a back and forth event as both teams were locked up at a score of 15-15 to end the first quarter. Much of the same continued throughout the 2nd quarter which led to a score of 26-22 at the half. This nail-biter game opened up a bit after the half. Your CPC lions started to apply strong full-court defence which created great scoring opportunities and propelled the Lions to a score of 51-40 at the end of the third quarter. The boys were able to build on that lead in the 4th quarter and won by a score of 68-55. The team was once again led by Mikkel Tyne’s 33 points, Pharoah Wendt’s 15 points and Jack Wu and Adam Pearlman’s 8 points. The U14 boys had great contributions from each and everyone who competed throughout the weekend. The Lions completed the season with a undefeated regular season and playoff record. Super proud of each and every one of the boys as they continued to grow as basketball players and young men!
With these three championships, added to the three girls championships in the fall, history has been made in the CISAA. Go Lions Go!!