Well, “almost” and “they did it again” come to mind. Kitchener St. Mary”s Eagles “almost” became the first Waterloo County team to win the Heinbuch as they jumped to an eight point lead at the end of the first quarter, extended the lead to ten before leading by six at half time. They still led by six entering the final frame before Toronto Oakwood Barons, led by the poised and experienced tournament MVP Calvin Epistola finally took a two point lead with three minutes to go on the way to a 57-52 victory.Yes, “they did it again” as Oakwood won the Heinbuch for the sixth time tying the most championships with the strong Toronto Runnymede teams of the 1980″s / 1990″s and have now captured the title for four straight years. Coach Miller, his staff and the young student-athletes can feel proud of this accomplishment.
Kitchener Cameron Heights defeated Kitchener Eastwood 48-44 in the Silver Division final.
Hamilton St. Thomas More defeated Kitchener Grand River online casino 48-25 in the Bronze Division final.
Brantford North Park defeated Waterloo 56-52 in overtime in the Consolation final.
Calvin Epistola (Toronto Oakwood) MVP
Dwan Williams (Toronto Oakwood)
Jamari Stevenson (Kitchener St. Mary”s)
Tesloth Simon (Kitchener St. Mary”s)
Sasha Simic (Kitchener Cameron Heights)
Nedim Hodzic (Waterloo Sir John A. Macdonald)
Shai Alexander (Hamilton Sir Allan MacNab)
Xavier Ellis (Hamilton St. Thomas More)
Nikola Farkic (Kitchener Cameron Heights)
Ousmane Kromah (Kitchener Eastwood)
Rounds 1 and 2 of the 31st Annual Court Heinbuch Classic have been completed. The ‘game of the day’ saw Hamilton Sir Allan MacNab defeat Kitchener Cameron Heights 72-66 in overtime. Toronto Oakwood is still in play to win the Heinbuch for a sixth time. Joining Oakwood in the Gold Division will be Waterloo Sir John A. Macdonald, Kitchener St. Mary’s and Hamilton Sir Allan MacNab. Can a local team win the Heinbuch for the first time? The Silver Division sees Kitchener Eastwood, Windsor W. F. Herman, Ajax J. Clarke Richardson and Kitchener Cameron Heights. The Bronze Division has Welland Notre Dame, Kitchener Grand River, Hamilton St. Thomas More and Ottawa St. Patrick’s. Competing in the Consolation Division will be Brantford North Park, Ottawa Lisgar, Burlington Nelson and Waterloo. Play continues Saturday at Waterloo Collegiate and Sir John A. Macdonald S.S. in Waterloo.
The defending Heinbuch Classic Champions (and OFSAA ‘AAAA’ Champions) Oakwood Barons will be back trying to win its sixth Heinbuch championship. Can they be stopped? Fifteen teams from around the province will be doing their best to crown a new champion. The Heinbuch Classic committee welcomes Ottawa St. Patrick’s Irish and Ottawa Lisgar Lords who will each be making its first appearance in the Heinbuch Classic bringing to 105 the total number of schools who have participated over the tournament’s 31 years. The list of this year’s entrants is posted under the ‘schools’ tab.
Sixteen games will be played on Friday, November 28 at the two gyms at RIM Park in Waterloo beginning at 8:45am and continuing all day. There will be plenty of free parking.
Play will continue in Waterloo on Saturday at Waterloo C.I. and Sir John A. Macdonald S.S. Check the ‘maps’ tab.
There will be no admission charge until the four Divisional Championship games on Saturday afternoon/evening when admission will be $5 for adults and $2 for high school students. Elementary school students and Seniors will be admitted free of charge.
What a great day for basketball fans. Twelve games were played with 9 decided by a single digit score including an overtime game, a double overtime game and a triple overtime game. The championship game saw an experienced and well-coached Toronto Oakwood squad defeat a very athletic Kitchener St. Mary’s team which has exciting potential moving into the season 69-57. Oakwood won its 5th Heinbuch Classic championship trailing only the powerful Toronto Runnymede teams which won 6 championships in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
Scarborough Mother Teresa defeated Burlington Nelson 67-60 in the Silver Division final.
Hamilton St. Thomas More defeated Brantford North Park 41-36 in the Bronze Division final.
Kitchener Grand River defeated Waterloo 72-47 in the Consolation final.
ALL STAR TEAMS
Dwan Williams (Oakwood) MVP
Brody Clarke (Oakwood)
Jermaine Lyle (St. Mary’s)
Tyrick Thompson (St. Mary’s)
Clifton Palmer (Mother Teresa)
Trevelle Blythe (W.F. Herman)
Cordell Cockett (St. Thomas More)
Filip Vujadinovic (Nelson)
Marcus Ottey (J. Clarke Richardson)
Chuder Teny (Grand River)
After play on Friday Toronto Oakwood still has the opportunity to win the Heinbuch Classic for the third consecutive year. Joining the Barons in the Gold Division semis will be Kitchener St. Mary’s, Windsor W.F. Herman and Ajax J. Clarke Richardson. The Silver Division sports Waterloo Sir John A. Macdonald, Scarborough Mother Teresa, Kitchener Cameron Heights and Burlington Nelson. The Bronze Division has Guelph J.F. Ross, Hamilton St. Thomas More, Oakville Loyola and Brantford North Park. Competing in the Consolation Division will be Toronto Northern, Kitchener Grand River, St. Catharines Governor Simcoe and Waterloo. Play continues Saturday at Waterloo Collegiate and Huron Heights S.S.
The Toronto Oakwood Barons will be trying to win the Heinbuch Classic for the fourth time in the last five years. Attempting to stop the Barons will be fifteen teams including last year’s finalist Scarborough Blessed Mother Teresa Titans. The Heinbuch Classic committee welcomes Windsor W.F. Herman Green Griffins who will be making its first appearance in the Heinbuch Classic bringing to 102 the total number of schools who have participated over the tournament’s 30 years. The list of this year’s entrants is posted under the “schools’ tab.
A total of 16 games will be played on Friday at the two gyms at RIM Park in Waterloo beginning at 8:45 am and continuing all day. Play will continue on Saturday at Huron Heights S.S. and Waterloo C.I.
There will be no admission charge until the four Division Championship games on Saturday when admission will be $2.
Congratulations to Head coach Anthony Miller and the Oakwood Barons for winning the 29th Heinbuch Classic. Oakwood was dominant throughout the tournament displaying speed, teamwork, good outside shooting and a suffocating defense. Oakwood has now won 4 Heinbuch championships trailing only Toronto Runnymede which won 6 championships in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
Hamilton St. Thomas More defeated Collingwood 49-35 in the Silver Division final.
Kitchener St. Mary’s defeated Waterloo 62-59 in the Bronze Division final.
ALL STAR TEAMS
Calvin Epistola (Oakwood) MVP
Brody Clarke (Oakwood)
Emeron Rodgers (Mother Teresa)
Philip Gillen (Cardinal Newman)
Ryan Doornick (St. Thomas More)
Brad Niermann (Collingwood)
Kaleek Whyte (Oakwood)
Nathan Riley (Kitchener St. Mary’s)
Rashaun Bennett (Mother Teresa)
Marco Zanette (Centre Dufferin)
All teams have now played two games and 4 teams are still vying for the overall championship. Scarborough Mother Teresa will play Hamilton Cardinal Newman and Shelburne Centre Dufferin will play Toronto Oakwood in the Gold Division semi finals beginning at noon on Saturday. Kitchener Cameron Heights, Hamilton St. Thomas More, Hamilton Westmount and Collingwood are in the Silver Division; Brantford North Park, Kitchener St. Mary”s, Waterloo and Kitchener Huron Heights are in the Bronze Division. In the Consolation Division Oakville Loyola will play Hamilton St. Mary”s with the winner playing Cambridge Galt in the Consolation Final.
Half of the 16 entrants in this year’s Heinbuch completed play this evening at Huron Heights. Each of the 4 games was a one possession game with a minute to go in regulation time. The 4 winners won by 6, 3, 3 and 1 point. Check the ‘results’ link to see the scores and top scorer for each team. Oakville’s Jake Babic was the top scorer overall with 32 points. Play resumes tomorrow at St. Mary’s H.S. and Huron Heights S.S.
The Oakwood Barons are back to defend their title along with last year”s finalist Blessed Mother Teresa Titans. The Heinbuch committee welcomes Westmount S.S., Collingwood C.I. and Centre casino online Dufferin D.H.S. who will be making their first appearance in the Heinbuch Classic bringing to 101 the total number of schools who have participated over the tournament”s 29 years. The list of this year”s entrants is posted under the “Schools” tab.