Perfect effort gives Blessed Sacrament Major Atom CYO title


The Blessed Sacrament Major Atom boys basketball team won its division at the recent 40th Annual Brantford Catholic Youth Organization Paul Mitchell Invitational Basketball Tournament.

Team members are, (top from left to right), Travis Stewart, Matthew Duarte, Tavaughn Rose, Baron Bayne, Jacob Buss, Mark Duarte; (bottom, left to right), Josh Omojafo, Josh Bellevia, Dorrell Bedminster, Markell Dell, Noah Mulkewich, Absent: Justin O'Connor, Justin Kerchner and coaches: Wayne O'Connor, Jim Kennedy, Mike Duarte. (Photo: Blessed Sacrament Basketball)

Team members are, (top from left to right), Travis Stewart, Matthew Duarte, Tavaughn Rose, Baron Bayne, Jacob Buss, Mark Duarte; (bottom, left to right), Josh Omojafo, Josh Bellevia, Dorrell Bedminster, Markell Dell, Noah Mulkewich, Absent: Justin O’Connor, Justin Kerchner and coaches: Wayne O’Connor, Jim Kennedy, Mike Duarte. (Photo: Blessed Sacrament Basketball)

The team went undefeated in preliminary round play while displaying great sportsmanship and teamwork. Wins over Sarnia Valhalla, 47-20, Pelham Panthers, 55-50, Brantford Hawks, 42-38, London Ramblers, 20-0, propelled Blessed Sacrament into the finals and a 61-41 victory over the Hamilton Wildcats.

The team’s most valuable player award went to Baron Bayne and Blessed Sacrament’s leading scorer for the tournament was Matthew Duarte.