2018 HWDSB boys basketball all-star classic in the books
HAMILTON (March 27, 2018) – Team McMaster and Team Mohawk split the HWDSB boys basketball all-star classic capping the 2017-18 basketball season on Tuesday night at Glendale Secondary.
Team McMaster captured the opening junior game edging Team Mohawk 91-90 in a last minute thriller. Skyler Rajasingham of the Ancaster Royals won the game on a buzzer beater to earn bragging rights for Team McMaster.
Kyle Moore from Sir Allan MacNab posted 16 points in the win while Evan Morgan of Westdale had 13. For Team Mohawk, the leading scorer was Michael Barry also from Sir Allan MacNab posting 14 points in the loss.
Tavaughn Rose of Hamilton District Christian collected player of the game honours for Team McMaster while Noah Mulkewich of Westdale was named the games top player for Team Mohawk
In the senior battle, Team Mohawk got their revenge beating Team McMaster 81-79.
Rickey Morrison of Saltfleet led the game sinking 16 points in for Team Mohawk while Glendale’s Milos Mladjan added 15. Kyle Krist of Waterdown was the top scorer for Team McMaster in the loss contributing 14 points.
Mladjan was named the top player for Team Mohawk while Krist earned the nod on Team McMaster’s squad.
Team McMaster lead the way at halftime 37-33, but some clutch play in the third proved the difference maker for Team Mohawk who fought back to earn a 59-57 lead heading into the fourth quarter. That powered them to an 81-79 finish.
The games featured 48 of the cities top student-athlete basketball players from the Hamilton public school board. Each team was comprised of 12 players and saw the best 24 athletes play in junior and senior. Teams were coached by respective players or coaches from Mohawk College and McMaster University basketball programs.
Both post-secondary institutions provided varsity student-athletes to help coach the games with their head coaches on hand to present awards post game.
2018 HWDSB All-Star Classic Rosters
Team McMaster University (Junior) – Ancaster HS: Skyler Rajasingham; Dundas Valley SS: Tanner Baker; Glendale SS: Stefan Mahdessian; Guido de Bres CHS: Andrea D’Addazio, Hamilton DCH: Tavaughn Rose, Sir Allan MacNab SS: Jacob Horncastle, Kyle Moore; Saltfleet DHS: Thomas Matsell, Nolan Ormerod; Sir Winston Churchill SS: Brad Vasiliauskus; Westdale SS: Evan Morgan.
Team McMaster University (Senior) – Delta SS: Austin Millben; Dundas Valley SS: Gabriel Milliken; Glendale SS: Tiki Mahmuti; Orchard Park SS: Jake Fisher, Karim Al Jnainatic; Saltfleet DHS: James Agyapong, Mobean Bilal; Sherwood SS: Kyle Sportack; Sir Winston Churchill SS: Josh Hill; Sir John A. Macdonald SS: Ermir Haziri; Waterdown DHS: Kyle Krist; Westdale SS: Dale Whitmore.
Team Mohawk College (Junior) – Ancaster HS: Kyle Mandryk, Troy Bowden; Dundas Valley SS: Trevor Goodes; Sir Allan MacNab SS: Michael Barry, Nick Moore; Orchard Park SS: Gurjot Tattar; Saltfleet DHS: Liam Magee; Sherwood SS: Jacob Rogers; Sir Winston Churchill: Mike Desroche; Sir John A. Macdonald SS: Zubin Bulsara; Waterdown DHS: Owen Parney; Westdale SS: Noah Mulkewich.
Team Mohawk College (Senior) – Delta SS: Hunter Alexander; Glendale SS: Milos Mladjan; Orchard Park SS: Ardit Gashi, Nikola Surla; Saltfleet DHS: Andrew Bartlett, Malcolm Douglas, Ricky Morrison; Sherwood SS: Luke Lynch; Sir Winston Churchill SS: Malik Allen; Sir John A. Macdonald SS: Faisal Mohamed; Waterdown DHS: Zach Hennessey; Westmount SS: Michael Tran.
Box Score (provided by John Metcalfe)
Team Mac 91-90 over Team Mohawk
Skyler Rajasingham wins it at the buzzer for Team Mac
Mac – Kyle Moore 16, Evan Morgan 13
Moh – Michael Barry 14
1st 13-13; Half Moh 45-33; 3rd Mo 70-56
Players of the Game
Mac – Tavaughn Rose; Mohawk – Noah Mulkewich
Team Mohawk 81-79 over Team Mac
Moh – Ricky Morrison 16, Milos Mladjan 15
Mac – Kyle Krist 14
1st Mac 21-15; Half Mac 37-33; 3rd Mo 59-57
Players of the Game
Moh – Milos Mladjan; Mac – Kyle Krist
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