Centennial Colts player Marko Curic goes up for a dunk during shoot around at the OCAA All-Star Game

Basketball Colts represent at OCAA All Star skills event

Two female, two male Cenennial players starred at province-wide showcase

The Centennial Colts basketball program h as taken another step forward in what has been an incredible year.

After having only one all-star represent Centennial from the women and men last season, the Colts had two representatives each this year.

The 2017 OCAA All Star Showcase was held at Fleming College on Saturday at Peterborough. Players from Ontario came to showcase their talents.

For the women, Yasmeen Smith and Judy Ta represented the Colts for the East All Stars. Effe Mae Abban was in the Skills Challenge while Bethany Miller participated in the Three Point Shootout.

As for the men, Marko Curic and Jahshua McFarlane were All Stars from Centennial. Alex (AC) Hagoriles participated in the Skills Challenge while Paul (LC) Walwyn took part in the Three Point Shootout.

Although the women’s East All Stars lost 90-63 to a talented West team, Smith led the East with 12 points.

In the men’s All-Star Game, the East beat the West, 96-79.

Following the OCAA All-Star Game, some of these athletes were honoured at Centennial’s 50th annual Athletic Banquet.

Curic was named the MVP of the men’s basketball team and also Centennial’s Male Athlete of the Year. He averaged a team high 17.3 points per game and 9.3 rebounds per game.

McFarlane was named the most improved player on the basketball team. He led the team in assists (6.7) and steals (3.2).

Meanwhile, Smith was named Centennial’s Female Rookie of the Year. She led the team in scoring with 14.4 ppg and led the OCAA with 11.9 rpg.

Ta was named the most improved player on the women’s team as she improved tremendously over the course of the season. She even earned her way into the starting lineup.

Curic, Hagoriles, and Walwyn are all seniors and will graduate at the end of this year.