U15 lads open OBL play with four straight wins
by Randy Pascal
Tournament or league play, the Sudbury Jam U15 "AA" Boys are proving to be more than competitive, provincially speaking.
Participating in the IEM Tournament last month, the locals posted a record of 3-1, falling just short of earning a berth in the championship
final, based on the tie-breaking formula in effect.
That said, a one point win over a "AAA" squad entered in the event provided a thrill that players and coaches alike are not soon to forget. Back to work
in league play, the Jam have opened OBL (Ontario Basketball League) action with four straight wins.
The Sudbury lads edged their 2015-2016 rivals in a tight, physical game, slipping past the Caledon Cougars 46-44, then following it up with a dominant
performance versus CBA (Canadian Basketball Academy), with the locals improving to 2-0 thanks to a 62-28 triumph.
The northern crew doubled their win total on the first weekend of April, beating the London Ramblers 45-38 and stopping the Orangeville
The U15 boys team, sponsored this year by BM Metals, Anmar and Sudbury Auto Glass, feature a lineup of Nicholas Burke, Andrew Middleton,
Chris Valcin, Anthony Levesque, Noah Carpino, Brennan Maag, Tylor Davison, Carter Rouillard, Eric Huneault, Ta Mbvaimbvai and coaches Eric Maag
and Will Stevens.