2023 Basketball Highlight Videos

2023 Basketball Award Winners

Congratulations to all of the award winners on North Toronto’s Girls, Junior Boys & Senior Boys Basketball teams.

Girls Basketball Awards

  • Most Valuable Player: Serena Hobbs
  • Teammate of the Year: Ella Adams
  • Most Improved Player: Sara Aboukamil
  • Defensive Player of the Year: Kaleigh Kabatoff

Junior Boys Basketball Awards

  • Most Valuable Player: Taro Uike
  • Character Award: Diyako Zahir-Azami

Senior Boys Basketball Awards

  • Most Valuable Player: Asier Alvarez-Fernadez
  • Teammate of the Year: Alon Rotem
  • Most Improved Player: Josh Seaton
  • Defensive Player of the Year: Jack Weedmark

Girls Basketball wins Earl Haig Tournament

The Senior Girls Basketball team beat W.L. Mackenzie C.I. on Friday 37-24 to win the Earl Haig/Nan Copp Tournament. The team beat Western Tech 33-17 in the semi-finals & West Hill C.I. 41-17 in the first round. Defense & rebounding was very consistent throughout the tournament.

Last time the tournament was played in 2019, North Toronto finished in third place. The Senior Boys team won the Earl Haig Tournament in 2020.

2019-20 Senior Girls Basketball Team Award Winners

Ciara Boys was named Most Valuable Player of the 2019-20 N.T.C.I. Senior Girls Basketball Team. Ciara started every game and was the team’s leading scorer. At the defensive end, Ciara guarded every position on the floor. Ciara was named a Tournament All-Star at the Earl Haig/Nan Copp Senior Girls Tournament and helped the team to a third place finish.

Ciara Borg won the Sr Girls Basketball MVP in 2019

Defensive Player of the Year: Kiara played hard every game and never hesitated to put her body on the line. A memorable highlight was a game at Central Toronto Academy where she took three charges in the fourth quarter while playing with four fouls.

Most Improved Player: Jasmine Lem earned the Most Improved Player Award. A Grade 10 Point Guard, she played tenaciously. Jasmine did an exceptional job of applying her footwork so that she could finish in the paint and took pride in disrupting the opponent’s ballhandlers.

Teammate of the Year: Kaura Sankaran was awarded the Teammate of the Year Award. Kaura is an exemplary student-athlete who leads by example and is always happy to be in the gym. The team benefitted from Kaura’s defense and shooting.

Character Award: Cassandra Chicora played four years for the Varsity Girls Basketball team and won the North Toronto Character Award. Cassandra played multiple sports at North Toronto and also excelled in the classroom.

Rookie of the Year: Serena Hobbs made the Varsity team as a Grade 9 student and proved to be an intimidating presence inside. The team relied on her rebounding and shot-blocking ability. Serena showed the ability to score inside and put the ball on the court to create her shot from the wing.