Yes, it’s been awhile since my last post. Between home life, work, watching hoops, KVBA and BNB there been little time to even think about my blog. Don’t suspect many people (if any!!) read this anyway.
The U16 and U15 Dev teams have wrapped up for the season. Unfortunately while in Montreal I didn’t get a chance to see any of them play except for the U16 boys. The team played well losing to the Quebec U15 team by 12 in the semi-finals. Brad Van Steeg had the hot shooting hand all weekend while Ryan Vaughan had a strong tournament as well. Ryan’s scoring was off as compared to JV and Midget but he did contribute in other ways and his playing time reflected that. Overall a big thumbs up to Dave Tingley and Keith Comitz for a job well done.
UNBSJ has announced Jim Palmer as their new men’s coach. Jim had been around the NB coaching seen a number of years, especially out in the River Valley association and with his father in the BNB Midget boys program for several years.
This week the U17 and U15 boys teams is off to Nationals. Preliminary results look good for the U15 boys as the won their first game by beating Alberta 75-72. I’m sure this is extra nice for coach Langis who had to wait a full year to payback an Ablerta squad that ran up the score at last year’s tournament. Looking at the stats from the game it would appear Simon Gagnon had a strong game but was in foul trouble, while QMS standout Adam Spurrell started and logged a game high 32 minutes.
The U17 boys got off to a slow start losing to Quebec by 34 (77-43) but rebounded to beat Manitoba 81-68 the next day. Simon Marr appears to be putting up solid numbers and is getting lots of playing time. Brent Kingston was a starter in the first game but came off the bench in the second. Brent’s minutes seem to be down so far, hopefully his just having a slow start and isn’t hurt. Jared Mabey has seen action both games and has pulled down a few rebounds as well.