The University of Prince Edward Island announced it will host the first annual “UPEI Panther ‘Ho Ho Give and Go’ High School Basketball Showcase” this Friday, December 19, at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre, game time 5:30 pm.
The Panthers are teaming up with the PEISAA to showcase a matchup of two of the top teams in the men’s high school basketball league this year. The Charlottetown Rural Raiders, two-time defending provincial champions and winners of last weekend’s Three Oaks Christmas Classic will take on their crosstown rivals the Colonel Gray Colonels, two-time provincial runners-up and silver medal winners at last weekend’s Irving Cup in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Both teams have a strong group of senior players. The Raiders seniors include sharp shooting guards Jack MacAuley and Mark Lloyd, a versatile playmaker and scorer Logan MacDonald, and two strong two-way posts players in Fola Oluyede, and Brayden White. Two third-year starters Max Ramsay and Jeremy Thompson lead Colonel Gray, with a strong supporting cast in rookie Alex Campbell, point guard Yousef Sefau, a gritty hard working Mark Smith, and big man Zach Visser.
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