Berhe drives Carr to title of SOSI basketball tourney

Yonas Berhe, the tournament’s most valuable player, scored 15 points to lead Etobicoke’s Father Henry Carr to a 74-51 win over Tecumseh St. Anne and the championship of the Southern Ontario Shootout Invitational basketball tournament.

Adam Bering scored 15 points for St. Anne in Sunday’s finale. Carr led 16-15 after the first quarter and was in front 30-24 at the half. By the third quarter, Carr was leading 56-37.

The tournament was played over the weekend, beginning on Friday night, at three Hamilton high schools – St. Mary’s, Westdale, and St. Thomas More. First played in 2000 with 16 teams entered, this year’s event wa expanded to 20 of Ontario’s top high school senior teams. It is an
opportunity for players planning on competing at the collegiate or university level, to showcase their talents to the many coaches who attend the tournament.

Two London schools, Oakridge and H.B. Beal, were unable to make the event because of a storm which left them snowbound. Hamilton’s Sir Winston Churchill and Bishop Tonnos were last minute substitutes.

Carr advanced to the final by eliminating Oakville’s St. Marguerite D’Youville 57-41 in one semifinal while St. Anne ousted Newmarket’s Sacred Heart 60-48 in the other.

Rickey Dunkley had 18 points for Carr and Yunell Clayton had 12 for D’Youville. Vince Allevato scored 19 for St. Anne and Alex Arthur had 14 for Sacred Heart.

The Boston Pizza Allstar team was Kameish Edwards (D’Youville), Malcolm Ramsey (Sacred Heart), Rodel Grennaway (Carr), Adam Bering (St. Anne), and Vince Allevato (St.Anne).

Scores from Saturday’s games were:

Hamilton St. Mary’s 60 (Mike Allison, Zack Angus 13 each), Welland Notre Dame 52 (Jordan Hajdu 20).

St. Thomas More 69, Churchill 52.

Sacred Heart 76 (Malcolm Ramsey 23), Burlington Assumption 43 (Matt Howlett 22).

Pickering 67, Westdale 30.

D’Youville 51 (Tristan Thompson 11), Toronto Northern 30 (Jehu Telfer 6)

St. Mary’s 68 (Allison 21) Waterloo C.I. 67 (Mike McDonald 20) in double overtime.

Carr 76, Cambridge Southwood 39.

More 42, Toronto Oakwood 40.

St. Anne 90, Hamilton Sir John A. Macdonald 78.

Ottawa Sir Robert Borden 45, Burlington Pearson 40.

Sacred Heart 76 (Dan Bannister 18), Pickering 70 (Devoe Joseph).

Mississauga Father Goetz 63 (Andrew Nicholson 20), Southwood 50 (James Badder 31).

Westdale 54, Bishop Tonnos 53.

Churchill 48, St. Anne 47.

Carr 80 (Dunkley 18), Borden 50 (Jason Wang 20).

Macdonald 51 (Justin Thomas 18), Oakwood 44 (Lynden Brayton 21).

Tonnos 49 (BJ Michiels 15), Assumption 41 (Matt Howlett 12).

D’Youville 51, Notre Dame 47.

Northern 52, Waterloo 47.

Goetz 65, Pearson 56.