News and Announcements
The U16 Girls entered the Ontario Cup Provincial Championship in Division 6 (out of 8) seeded 4th of 8 teams with a 10 win and 6 loss record. With only 9 players and not blessed with a lot of height the girls needed to play together as a team to play pressure defence and score in transition by running the floor.
Round Robin of 3 games
Game # 1 vs. Capital Xelles – Friday April 27 @ 6 pm
After a close fought first three quarters with Huntsville down 28 to 27 they outscored the local Ottawa team 16 to 6 and won by a final score of 44 to 33. Huntsville was led by Riley Truax with 24 points, Jenna Yeo with 9 rebounds and Morgan Smith 4 assists and 3 steals.
Game # 2 vs. Barrie Royals – Saturday April 28 @ 10:30 am
Again the game was close with both teams going back and forth through three quarters with the Hurricanes leading 28 to 26. This time the Huntsville squad was tired and were outplayed by their larger opponents in the 4th quarter and eventually losing 40 to 31. Huntsville was led by Jenna Yeo with 15 points, and three players (Yeo, Smith and Zoe Long) with 10 rebounds each and Truax with 4 steals.
Game # 3 vs. Guelph CYO – Saturday April 28 @ 3 pm
Needing to win to advance to the bronze medal game the Hurricanes and Guelph teams were close again through half time with Huntsville leading 30 to 27. In the only game of 16 in the tournament decided by more than 9 points, Huntsville pulled away with relentless defence to win 65 to 49. Truax led the way with 26 points, 6 assists and 7 steals, Yeo had 13 rebounds and 11 points while Long had 11 rebounds and 6 assists and Maggie Pitts with a season high 9 points.
Bronze Medal Game vs. Dundas Dynamo – Sunday April 29 @ noon
While every other team had between 10 and 14 players the undermanned and undersized Hurricanes were struggling to have enough energy with only 8 players for their 4th game in 48 hours and trailed by 5 entering the 4th quarter. With incredible intensity highlighted by a relentless full court defence for the entire 4th quarter saw the Hurricanes, at one point, score 3 baskets on turnovers, in an incredible 10 second period. Dundas wouldn’t give up but the Hurricanes held on to win 64 – 57 despite Truax and Kaiya Roberson fouling out with 2 minutes to go and Huntsville only up 2 points at the time leaving Hurricanes with only one eligible player on the bench. The final game of the season was the best example of “team” of the year. Six of the eight players scored at least 7 points led by Truax with 14. Every player had at least one rebound with 7 players gaining at least 4, led by Yeo with 8. Incredibly the team had a season high 20 steals to win the bronze medal. The ultimate team effort included all eight players.
Back row: Grace Kujala, Shianne Reynolds, Morgan Smith, Zoe Long
Front row: Maggie Pitts, Riley Truax, Kaiya Roberson, Jenna Yeo
Absent: Monique Boyko
April 22nd 2:00 to 4:00 PM
LoEllen Park SS
275 Loach’s Rd.
Sudbury, ON P3E 2P8
May 6th 2:00 to 4:00 PM
WJ Fricker PS
790 Norman Ave
North Bay, ON P1B 8C4
Gym access will be available for 1:30 for arrival/greeting/warmup.
For more information contact Geoff Hewick
The Huntsville Hurricane Basketball Club is hosting a basketball day camp for girls entering grades 8 to 12 for the 2018-2019 school year. Camp is open to players with or without experience.
The Special Guest Coach is Dave McNeil. Coach McNeil as coached with Basketball Hong Kong and Basketball Ireland and worked at numerous camps in the United States including at Duke University and Indiana University. He is the founder of the Waterloo Wildhawks Basketball Club and continues to coach with that club.
There will be several other local coaches assisting Coach McNeil during camp.
August 7th to the 10th, 2018
9 am to 3:30 pm daily
Huntsville High School
includes camp and a reversible basketball jersey
To register or for any questions, email Carl Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Register early as there is a limit of 40 players
This past weekend the U14 boys attended the IEM Basketball Tournament in Newmarket. The boys went 5-0 and brought home gold!!
Saturday morning the boys played The Scarborough Blues. The final score was 53-30, the points for the team were very widespread, Andy Bulloch with 10, Riley Knox with 9, Cal Truax with 8, Kyler Van Kooy with 8 and Oscar with two 3-pointers in the second half.
The second game was against Whitby Gladiators, at half Whitby was up 26-24. The boys fought hard and really came out strong in the second half. Finishing the game with a score of 60-44. Riley Knox lead the team in scoring with 24 points, Will Caswell with 8, Cal Truax with 8, Oscar Finn with 6.
The third game on Saturday was vs. the Kirkland Lake Swampdoneys – final score was 44-27. Sam Hollinshead had 10 points, Riley Knox with 8, Oscar Finn had 7, and Lachlan Manaroff with 4.
On Sunday morning the boys faced the IEM Spartans, another team that was undefeated in the tournament. The first half was close, both teams were playing well – but The Hurricanes hit three clutch 3-pointers to bring the score up to 28-19 going into the second half. The team really pulled together hitting 20 of 35 foul shots throughout the game. Which helped them bring home the win with a score of 49-45. Riley Knox had 15 points (9 of which were foul shots) and 11 rebounds, Kyler Van Kooy had 7 points and 8 rebounds, Andy Bulloch had 6 points.
As the boys headed into the finals, they knew they would have to come out strong, since we had played Midland earlier in the season. As a coach, that game made me very proud because the boys stepped out on the court as a team. It seemed like everything we had been working on all season came together in that game!
The first half was strong, leading Midland 45-15 going into the second half. The boys continued to play as a team and controlled the tempo of the game till the final buzzer, finishing with a score of 74-38. Riley Knox had 23 points (19 in the first half), Lachlan Manaroff had 12 points, Kyler Van Kooy had 11, Sam Hollinshead had 11.
The entire team contributed towards the gold medal win, you boys earned it!!
The team will head to MUMBA at the end of March.
On Friday February 23 the Huntsville High School Junior Boys Basketball team, coached by Terry Barber, won the GBSSA 2018 Championship. Huntsville led the St. Josephs Crusaders by 10 at half time and survived a second half run by the Barrie to team who cut the lead to 3 points, to eventually win by 12 points.
Congratulations to the Hoyas many of whom will become Hurricanes for the U16 team over the next couple of months.