Celtics win Boys Gr. 5/6 Summer League!

The Celtics took home the trophy on Thursday night, in dominate fashion! They started the final on a 10-0 run and never looked back.

Their overwhelming defense frustrated the high octane offense of the Warriors. Forced turnovers lead to fast break opportunities for the Celtics, and they capitalized.

The #2 seed Celtics rose to the occasion and put on their best performance of the season, resulting in championship gold!

Congratulations Celtics!

 

Warriors Place 2nd in Summer League Finals

The #1 seed after the round robin came up just short of their goal; winning the championship. The Warriors led the league all summer with a 6-1 record heading into the finals. Their unselfish offense and balanced scoring was on display each week!

The Warriors lost 50-18 on Thursday night to the Celtics. Congratulations to the Warriors on a fantastic season!

Pacers win Boys Gr. 7/8 Championship!

Congratulations to the Pacers of the Boys Gr. 7/8 Summer League who captured the title this past Monday night!

The Pacers were in control of the game and opened up at sizable lead in the first half. Up 17, it seemed like the Pacers were going to cruise their way to the championship trophy.

The Jazz had something to say about that. They fought back winning both the 3rd and 4th quarters. The Pacers lost the lead in the 4th, but their defensive pressure and ball movement on offense proved to be too much for the Jazz.

The Pacers won 54-41 in a action packed, very competitive final!

 

Jazz finish 2nd in Boys Gr. 7/8 Summer League

Congratulations to the Jazz of the Boys Gr. 7/8 Summer League who finished 2nd Place this past Monday night!

After being down by 17 at half, the Jazz battled their way back into the game! With the Championship on the line, the Jazz put a huge run together in the 4th to take their first lead of the game.

With the crowd and momentum on their side, it seemed like the Jazz could capture the title.

The #1 seeded, Pacers bounced back in the remaining 3 minutes of the game and locked up their opponent on the defensive end, securing them the title.

Rock 3 – High School Boys Champions!

Rock 3 defeated Rock 2 in a wild finish to the Boys High School Championship this past Monday!

Rock 2 was the only team to defeat the dominant Rock 3 team all year long. They almost pulled it off again and when it mattered most.

The Championship took place at Waterford Valley High and it went as expected. Rock 3 started the game strong and maintained a comfortable lead going into half time 31-22.

Rock 2 fought back during the 3rd, behind a 9 point quarter from Jack Fiander and cut the lead to 5 points.

The 4th was a back and forth contest with the game coming down to the final possession. After some missed free throws, Rock 3 had a 66-65 lead over Rock 2 with 30 seconds left on the clock. Rock 2 put on full court pressure and managed to come up with a steal! After a missed shot attempt, both teams fought for the rebound, with it being saved out of bounds and tapped around like a game of volleyball.

Rock 2 player, Hunter McGrath caught the ball behind the arc and put a shot up at the buzzer. The ball rimmed out after travelling around the inside of the rim like flushing the toilet. It was a heartbreaking loss for Rock 2, after putting themselves in great position to win it all.

Jack Fiander from Rock 2 and Arphan Singh from Rock 3 were named players of the game.

Congratulations to Rock 3 and their coaching staff on a 12-1 championship season!

St. Paul’s win Boys Grade 9 Championship!

The St. Paul’s Vipers cap off their impressive 12-1 season with the championship banner that they sought after all year!

St. Paul’s beat a hungry and determined Brother Rice team on their home floor 65-53 to secure the win this past Thursday.

Congratulations to the Vipers and their coaching staff on a fantastic first season!

Brother Rice finishes 2nd

Brother Rice lost a closely contested final versus St. Paul’s in the league’s Grade 9 Boys Championship 65-53 on Thursday afternoon.

The Celtics started the game with a sense of urgency on their home floor, with their entire roster contributing. They went on a 20-2 run to enter the half with a 39-32 lead over the Vipers.

Both teams battled until the end, with St. Paul’s closing the deal during the final shift. Brother Rice & St. Paul’s proved why they were the #1 and #2 teams coming into the season, during the league’s championship game.

Welcome!

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the St. John’s Minor Basketball League! The premier youth basketball league for schools and clubs in St. John’s and the surrounding areas. We offer leagues for both male and female teams from Grade 5 to Grade 12.

This is our first year in operation and we are very excited about this opportunity! We truly appreciate your support. 🙂

SJMB