Pickering, sparked by Devoe Joseph’s 21 points, took the Southern Ontario Invitational Shootout boys basketball tournament with a 78-51 win over last year’s champions, Father Henry Carr from Etobicoke.
The three-day tournament, played in Hamilton, wound up yesterday with two semi-finals and the title game. Joseph was also the Boston Pizza Player of the game and the tournament’s most valuable player.
In the final, Carr got 18 points from Tramar Sutherland, who was named to the all-star team. Also making the all-star squad were H.B. Beal’s Arnold Mayorga and Enrico DiLoreto; and Pickering’s Justin Wiltshire and Dwayne Smith.
In the semi-finals, Carr eliminated Hamilton’s St. Thomas Moore, 52-34, with Sutherland, the Player of the Game, scoring 24 points. Ben Ford had 14 for More. Pickering sent Beal back to London with a 68-57 decision. Joseph, the Player of the Game, scored 22 points. Arnold Mayorga had 19 for Beal.
Other scores were:
Carr 58 (Rodel Grenaway 20), Oakwood 53 (K. Buchanan 14). Boston Pizza Player of the Game: Grenaway.
St. Thomas More 57, Father Goetz 45. Player Of The Game: David Boyce.
Beal 76 (Enrico DiLoreto 14), St. Anne 38 (J. Wilson 10). Player Of The Game: DiLoreto.
Pickering 69 (Jonathan Tull 24), Northern 40. Player Of The Game: Tull.
Oakwood 46 (J Reynolds 12), Westdale 27 (A. Weatherhill 9). Player of the Game: Jonathan Reynolds.
St. Thomas More 55 (J Gordon 11), Waterloo 25 (J. Evans 8). Player of the Game: Ryan Christie.
Beal 70 (N. DiLoreto, M Dubreuli 12), St. Mary’s 25 (F Bello 10). Player of the Game: Nathan DiLoreto.
Pickering 65 (Joseph 27), Oakridge 32 (C. Hansford 15). Player of the Game: Joseph.
Carr 72 (T. Sutherland 31), Sacred Heart 47 (S. Laws 18). Player of the Game: Sutherland.
Father Goetz 63 (D. Tyndale 17), Hamilton Sir John A MacDonald 51 (T. Allen 26). Player of the Game: David Tyndale.
St. Anne 63 (M Helal 16), Bluevale 56 (A. Rovic 23). Player of the Game: Mustaf Helal.
Northern 50 (M .Mitrovic 22), Notre Dame 39 (C. Kasango, J. Hajdu 13). Player of the Game: Nemanja Mitrovic.
Sacred Heart 54, Westdale 36. Player of the Game: Scott Laws.
Sir John A MacDonald 56, Waterloo 46. Player of the Game: Taylor Allan.
Bluevale 57, St. Mary’s 34. Player of the Game: Srdjan Pejicic.
Oakridge 60, Notre Dame 63. Player of the Game: Grace Lokole.