OSBA Week Three Highlights: Bill Crothers Gets Their First Win Of The Season

Another week is in the books for the OSBA and a couple of programs managed to pick up their first wins of the season in both the boys and girls divisions.

Bill Crothers cruises past King’s Christian Collegiate for their first win in the OSBA.

The young guns from Oakville had quite the challenge on their hands from the jump, as a team with only two senior age players. King’s Christian were going up against a Bill Crothers roster that has several players that will likely be heading to major D-1 schools down south and managed to push the defending champs, A.I. Prep, to their limit in week one.

After the first quarter, it was clear King’s Christian would have had to shoot the lights out if they wanted to even keep up with the Colts.

Cole Lawrence and his lengthy six-foot-eleven frame went completely unchecked throughout this game on the offensive glass and almost eliminated any second chance opportunities for King’s Christian.

Meanwhile, Jayden Coke continued his strong start to the season that he began against A.I. Prep in week one, leading the charge in scoring and giving a 12 point lead to Bill Crothers at the half.

The lead would widen in the third, despite King’s Christian’s improved shooting, thanks in part to three threes in the quarter by Robert Mannela, but just were unable to match the length and athleticism Bill Crothers was bringing to the game.

The Colts would manage to get out of Oakville with the 89-69 victory, in turn denying King’s Christian their first win of the season, and managing to claim theirs.

Other scores from Week 3:

Lincoln Prep def. Thornlea 78-70

A.I. Prep def. Ridley College 79-63

Southwest Academy def. Vaughn S.S. 113-92

Orangeville Prep def. Lincoln Prep 100-70

A.I. Prep def. Vaughn S.S. 103-91

Other notes around the league:

  • TRC Academy knocked off OSBA rival Southwest Academy this past weekend, 70-60, to claim gold at the Pinky Lewis Tournament at McMaster.
  • Xavier Ochu and Owen Henderson from Southwest picked up All-Star honours at the Pinky Lewis.
  • Hannah Hall of Lincoln Prep announced her commitment to Buffalo University next season, while her teammate, Aiden Rainford, announced her commitment for Sienna College.