Rosters for Niagara College basketball showcase event
St. Francis’ Sam Brathwaite will be one of four Phoenix players competing in Monday night’s Second Annual Niagara Region High School Basketball Showcase at Niagara College.
Niagara College continues to showcase some of the top high school athletes in Niagara.
Following on the heels of last week’s boys high school volleyball showcase, the college will host the Second Annual Niagara Region High School Basketball Showcase Monday night at the Welland Campus Athletic Centre.
The event will feature 67 high school boys and girls basketball players from 20 schools competing in a pair of games. The girls game will be played at 6 p.m. and the boys game will be played at 8 p.m.
Niagara Knights men’s basketball head coach Mike Hurley is looking forward to the games.
“There is so much basketball skill across the Niagara Region, and it’s going to be great to see all of this talent on display,” he said.
The event was started in 2016 by Niagara women’s head coach Mike Beccaria.
“Last year was outstanding for our local sport,” he said. “Our showcase is designed to give players from every team an opportunity to come together and celebrate the current state of basketball in Niagara.”
Monday’s game will be broadcast live at goknights.ca/watchlive by the college’s broadcasting, radio, television, and film program.
Zone 3 boys competing in the event are: A.N. Myer’s Adam Lamb, Nick Murdaca and Tom Rigas-DiDomenico; Jean Vanier’s Phillippe Angervil and Jacob Labonte; Lakeshore Catholic’s Isaac D’Amico and Nick Qua; Notre Dame’s Braidon Moore; Port Colborne’s Stephen Kapellas and Baxster Pearson; Saint Michael’s Steven Cabrara and Dusan Krkljus; Saint Paul’s Victor Kariuki, Will Schmahl, and Richard Werner; Stamford’s Victor Hayes; and, Centennial’s Tyler Dilts and Connor Joliffe.
Zone 4 boys taking part are: Denis Morris’ Noah Honsberger; Eden’s Ryan Gilbert; Great Lakes Christian’s Ezechiel Garcon; Holy Cross’s Matt Ferron and Adrian Waszak; Laura Secord’s Evan Craig and Kiefer Sonnenberg; St. Catharines Collegiate’s Robert Smith; St. Francis’ Sam Braithwaite, Juan Guerrero, Tyrell MacLennan and Jack Riddell; Sir Winston Churchill’s Asim Serri; and, Thorold’s Jacob Stirtzinger.
Girls from Zone 3 taking part in the event are: A.N. Myer’s Julia Colavecchia, Tori Rigas-DiDomenico, Rosie Tait and Molly Taylor; Notre Dame’s Jessica Ciolfi, Kate Raso and Olivia Turko; Jean Vanier’s Alex Hebert, Andrea Hebert, Morgan McAvoy and Isabelle Sinclair; Lakeshore Catholic’s Isabelle Favero, Logan Tworyczuck and Maddie Wilcox; Port Colborne’s Allyce Andrews and Victoria Fraser; Saint Michael’s Carlee Ibey; Stamford’s Lyssa Stewart; and, Centennial’s Kirstyn Atkins, Catharine Maltais and Destiny Paquin.
Girls from Zone 4 that are playing include: Blessed Trinity’s Mia DiPasquale; Eden’s Beth DeBoer, Rachel Frena, Mackenzie Schroeder and Jeniah Weins; Governor Simcoe’s Hana Parkin; Great Lakes Christian’s Chioma Nwebube; Holy Cross’ Mack Brown and Amanda Hemphill; and, St. Francis’s Sophia Al-Kayed, Viktoria Cubelic, Erin Giroux and Abbey Ruetz.