CCAA Men’s Basketball Starting Five: Nov. 19-25, 2018

Noel-Jeune, Jonathan
In two wins for the Edouard-Montpetit Lynx this past week, Jonathan Noel-Jeune averaged 30.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per contest. (Source: HUDL) (Header: Jared Williams – The Chronicle)

SARNIA, Ontario — Teams across Canada are looking for one last boost of momentum before the holiday break rolls around to end the first semester.

Out in the PacWest BC Conference, the holiday break has already come for the eight teams in the league. Some programs have scheduled exhibition games over the break to stay in game shape ahead of the New Year, while others are using the time to get some rest in before the second half begins. It was an eventful first half of the season out West, one that will provide an exciting race towards the CCAA Championships.

Elsewhere in Canada, the four remaining conferences were all in action over the past seven days as teams continued jostling for position in the standings before their break rolls around. In the ACAC, the divisional races only tightened with the week’s results, while the SAIT Trojans and CUE Thunder remain atop their respective divisions to this point in the season.

Races in the OCAA, ACAA, and RSEQ got more exciting with the week’s results. The usual suspects picked up victories to keep pace in the standings, while fans were also treated to their fair share of close contests that could have caused a shift in the standings if results went the other way.

While several teams put together impressive performances as cohesive units, there were several players who put forth strong stat lines over the week. In fact, five players from each conference stood out above their fellow competitors, and those players make up this week’s edition of the Starting Five.

Starting Five – Nov. 19-25, 2018

OCAA

Brandon Halliburton – Durham Lords

27 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in 67-55 win vs. Fleming
27 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in 66-53 win vs. Canadore

DeQuon Cascart – Humber Hawks

29 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 3 blocks in 91-77 win at U of T Mississauga

Harouna Diop – La Cite Coyotes

30 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 1 block in 100-87 win vs. Georgian

Efosa Agbonze – Conestoga Condors

19 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists, 6 steals, 4 blocks in 98-85 loss at Redeemer

Zamam Khan – U of T Mississauga Eagles

23 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in 91-77 loss vs. Humber
21 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block in 88-74 loss at Humber


ACAC

Payton Tirrell – GPRC Wolves

22 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, 1 block in 89-80 win at CUE
12 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block in 80-74 win at CUE

Chris Oppong – Keyano College Huskies

16 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists in 76-71 win at NAIT
20 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals in 87-85 OT loss at NAIT

CJ Greer – Briercrest College Clippers

22 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists in 79-73 win at Ambrose
17 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals in 82-77 win at Ambrose

Samson Cleare – NAIT Ooks

10 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks in 76-71 loss vs. Keyano
32 points, 15 rebounds, 1 steal in 87-85 OT win vs. Keyano

Ronald Bacon Jr. – CUE Thunder

23 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in 89-80 loss vs. GPRC
30 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks in 80-74 loss vs. GPRC


ACAA

Drew Jacklin – Mount Saint Vincent Mystics

22 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, in 119-43 win vs. Dalhousie AC
11 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in 78-66 win at Mount Allison

Ace Reece – St. Thomas Tommies

24 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 1 block in 86-81 loss vs. UKC
8 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal in 102-99 OT loss vs. Crandall

Kendal Brown – Crandall Chargers

46 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks in 102-99 OT win at St. Thomas

Jacob Vickers – UNBSJ Seawolves

17 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in 88-66 win vs. UKC

Campbell Colpitts – UKC Blue Devils

27 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in 86-81 win at St. Thomas
22 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals in 88-66 loss at UNBSJ


RSEQ

Banaide Haidara – Dawson Blues

30 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals in 81-69 loss at Ch. – St. Lambert

Tyrell L. Williams – John Abbott Islanders

13 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steal, 1 block in 94-63 loss at Vanier
22 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block in 81-71 loss at Edouard-Montpetit

Steeve Joseph – Vanier Cheetahs

21 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals in 94-63 win vs. John Abbott
17 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals in 90-76 win vs. Outaouais

Corey Nzigamasabo – Champlain – St. Lambert Cavaliers

21 points, 11 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 steals, 1 block in 81-69 win vs. Dawson

Jonathan Noel-Jeune – Edouard-Montpetit Lynx

26 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, 1 block in 78-60 win vs. Sainte-Foy
34 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 9 steals, 1 block in 81-71 win vs. John Abbott

– T. Bennett

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