SARNIA, Ontario — With that, the first half of the 2018-19 season is officially in the books.
This past week saw a handful of teams take to the court across the OCAA from Tuesday through Friday, while one game was played in the RSEQ on Friday night to cap off an exciting first half of the season across the CCAA. Now, the attention shifts to exams and studying for all of the student-athletes across the country before they can officially enjoy the holiday break.
Over the past five days, the Redeemer Royals were the only team to take to the court twice. They opened the week on the road on Tuesday before a home contest on Friday night to cap off the semester. When all was said and done, the Royals picked up two big wins to continue building momentum as they gear up for a run at the OCAA crown in 2019.
While there were just a handful of games this week, fans were still treated to some impressive performances from players all across Ontario and Quebec. In fact, five players from each the OUA and RSEQ stood out above the rest, and those players make up this week’s edition of the Starting Five.
Starting Five: Dec. 3 – 7, 2018
Jacobus Vanderpol – Redeemer Royals
21 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in 93-85 win at Mohawk
11 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists in 94-69 win vs. Lambton
Alex Elliott – Niagara College Knights
28 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals in 110-95 win vs. Sheridan
Kevon Guiseppi-Mascoe – George Brown Huskies
23 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 block in 105-62 win at Fleming
Jemol Edwards – Sheridan Bruins
32 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals in 110-95 loss at Niagara
Spencer Kerssies – Redeemer Royals
29 points, 17 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 block in 93-85 win at Mohawk
8 points, 16 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals, 1 block in 94-69 win vs. Lambton
Banaide Haidara – Dawson Blues
13 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals in 76-62 loss at Montmorency
Elie Karojo – Nomades de Montmorency
17 points, 18 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in 76-62 win vs. Dawson
Karl Thomas Laforest – Dawson Blues
18 points, 11 rebounds, 2 blocks in 76-62 loss at Montmorency
Blondeau Tchoukuiegno – Nomades de Montmorency
21 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals in 76-62 win vs. Dawson
Billy Avril – Dawson Blues
23 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in 76-62 loss at Montmorency
– T. Bennett