February 3rd, 2024.The Bulls are the D1 Champions 🏆The Storm came into the game without their leading scorer Scott Kellum and big man Justin Kinnear but they still had the lead by 2 at half. However, the second half was all Bulls and Manny Pasquale and Mike Acheampong took over the game and ran away with it. Marek Downarwicz added 17 points and 10 rebounds and once again proved to be a big-game player. Tyler Synesel helped on the glass with 12 rebounds and Mike Kholi pulled down 10.In the loss, the Storm were led by none other than Trent Monkman who had 39 points, 11 rebounds, and 5 assists in the loss. The Storm trailed by 2 after the 1st but won the 2nd and 4th quarters, however, the Bulls won the 3rd quarter 34-10 and that was the difference in the game.The Storm were going for their 4th straight title but for the first time since 2022, Scott Kellum and the Storm are not D1 Champions.Marek Downarowicz earned his 3rd Championship while Brandon Ellis now has 2. Erik Spaven also earned his second title in the CBL.Mike Acheampong becomes a Champion for the first time since he won the 2nd season of the CBL in 2019.What a day. Thank you to all who come out and continue to show support!The CBL will be back for the Spring / Summer league which will include CCAA and USport players!Next up, MAY MADNESS
February 3rd, 2024.The Storm take D2! 🏆 🏆The Rockies got an early lead but the Storm pushed back and took a 30-17 lead into the 2nd Quarter and never looked back.@caycefedberg and @dmars.7 lead the way in scoring with 21 points each but it was the defence of @avibachra @taaaxxxiii and @amit_khatkar that never let the Rockies back into the game. The trio combined for 14 steals!The Rockies were led by @dauntenelson9 with 15 points while @raymancan and @samzhao11 added 13 points each. The Rockies were missing their captain, Riley Cronk, and his impact was immensely missed as the Storm out rebounded the Rockies 46-33.After struggling to score against the Rockies last weekend, the Storm put up 91 points with 20 team assists to earn the Championship!
January 7th, 2024.*It's gut check time!D2 Playoffs begin this Wednesday night at Naden as the 1st seed takes on the 8th seed at 6:30 and then the 3rd seed plays the 6th seed in round one of the double elimation playoff bracket!
November 25th, 2023.Epic comebacks in both in-season Championship Finals!You can't script it.The D2 Storm found themselves down 7 late in the 4th quarter before calling a timeout at the 6:40 mark of the 4th. Up until that point, it was the trio of Ethan Moore, Jon Martens, and MVP front-runner, Jordane Burke, controlling the game. After that point... well, the weatherman wouldn't have been able to warn the Nets about the Storm that was coming. The Storm went on a 10-3 run to tie the game heading into the final 3 minutes of the Championship deadlocked at 54. After the teams traded buckets, Dylan Marsden broke the tie with a go-ahead 3-pointer that came off a Chris Maclean assist after all 5 Storm players touched the ball. It was an offensive look that showcased the Storms' biggest strength, sharing the rock. In the next play, the Storm created a tough shot that was rebounded by David Joseph who hit Marsden, who tossed it to Cayce Fedberg who sprinted passed the Nets defence for a breakaway layup to give Fedberg his 21st and 22nd points of the game. Then Marsden connected on another three moments later to put the game out of reach. As the clock ran down, the Storm celebrated the first-ever in-season Championship.We thought we saw it all with the D2 Final but that was just the trailer for the blockbuster that was the D1 Final. The D1 Storm went into the game undefeated and have trailed for less than 1 minute all season long. They had their full roster, and we're all set up to become the D1 in-season tournament Champions. Down 14 at half the Bulls could have called it in, however, they had other plans. Mike Acheampong and Manny Pasquale decided to remind everyone who they were, and who they still are. The duo combined for 60 points in the Championship and over half of those points came in the second half. They chipped into the lead in the 3rd, outscoring the Storm by 5. Down 9 heading into the final frame, it didn't start out well as Scott Kellum scored early to extend the lead to 11, then a couple minutes later, Trent Monkman extended the Storm lead back up to 14. It looked all but over as the Storm stars looked poised to close out the game. But the Bulls had a determined Mike and Manny that weren't ready to accept the loss. Mike turned it up a gear, getting stops and rebounds on one end, Manny scoring on the other. With just a couple minutes left on the clock, Acheampong scored an And 1 layup that cut the Storm lead down to 4. Marek Downarowicz scored a big basket to make it a 2-point game then Manny Pasquale tied it with a tough runner. After a scramble play on the defensive end, Tyler Synseal secured a rebound and hit ahead to Acheampong who took off in transition, got to the foul line, kicked it back to a trailing Pasquale who put up the transition three and he drilled it to put the Bulls up 3 for their first lead of the game with 1:26 to go. The shot capped off a 17-3 run in a 4-minute span of the 4th quarter. The Bulls never looked back, hit their free throws, and secured what was one of the most dramatic comebacks we have ever seen in the CBL in its 4 year history. Mike Acheampong was named In-Season Tournament D1 MVP and Dylan Marsden was given the honors in D2.
November 22nd, 2023.Division 2:
In-Season Tournament Semi-Final Game Day 🚨The Storm faces off against the Twolves at 6:30 for a chance to advance to the In-Season Tourney Finals on Saturday. This matchup marks their first meeting this season. Dylan Marsden leads the Storm in scoring, averaging 16.8 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 5.0 assists. On the Twolves' side, Julius Sudom leads with 10.8 points and 8.8 rebounds. The Storm boasts six players averaging over 9 points, while the Twolves rely on Wade Fitzner, the CBL's top shot-blocker, averaging 2.5 blocks per game. The Storm holds a 4-1 record, with the Twolves at 3-2 in the regular season, but this game won't affect their standings—yet it promises a playoff-like atmosphere.In Game 2, anticipation brews as the Nets, led by Jordane Burke averaging 17.8 points per game, face the Spurs, led by early MVP candidate Alex Gerasimov, who tops the league in scoring at 23.5 points per game, including a staggering 31 threes in just six games. The Nets excel defensively with Ethan Moore's 4.8 steals per game and Jon Martens' 1.6 blocks and 13.2 rebounds. On the other end of the spectrum are the Spurs, despite their deep talent pool, they struggle defensively, ranking third-worst in points allowed, while the Nets allow the fewest points per game at 49.8.
November 19th, 2023.Division 2:
🚨 TRADE ALERT 🚨Bulls and Sparks swap players in hopes of igniting a second half playoff push.GG Reda returns to the Bulls franchise where he was an All-Star and helped the team to the Finals in the 2023 summer league.Adam Yaredic who's proving to be a force inside lately heads to the Sparks who were in need of size and strength.
record-setting Sunday for Ethan Moore.
November 5th, 2023.Division 2:
In an exciting day of CBL action, Division 2 witnessed some outstanding performances and thrilling games. The Sparks, determined to make a statement, secured a narrow two-point victory in Game 1, marking their first win of the season in a highly competitive match.Game 2 of Division 2 showcased an exceptional feat by Ethan Moore. With relentless defensive prowess, Moore set a new single-game steal record, amassing an astonishing 8 steals. This remarkable achievement not only surpassed his own previous record of 7 steals but also placed him at the top spot in the history of the CBL, overtaking Montell Lindgren's record of 7 steals achieved in 2019.Division 1:
In Division 1, the games held dual significance as they were both regular season contests and the in-season tournament play-in games. In a fierce battle, the Bulls and Spurs engaged in a back-and-forth struggle, with the Bulls ultimately emerging victorious.In the second game of Division 1, the Storm faced off against the Sparks. Despite facing a powerhouse opponent, the Sparks gave it their all and remained within striking distance. With just 2 points separating them in the final 5 minutes, the Sparks' spirited performance kept fans on the edge of their seats. However, Trent Monkman and Scott Kellum of the Storm took control late in the game to secure the win.
Madness Begins Sunday Oct 15th
October 10th, 2023.Excitement is building as the countdown to the highly-anticipated CBL (Capital Basketball League) season begins!With a record-breaking number of teams and thrilling new tournament and playoff structures, this season promises to be one for the history books.Early season games mean more than ever before. In Div 2, October and November games will determine the semi-finals for the in-season tournament. When we wake up on November 20th, the top 4 teams in the standings will have made the semi-finals of the in-season tournament and will battle it out in an intense showdown on November 22nd, with the victors earning their spot in the in-season tournament final on the feataure court on Saturday, the 25th at 1:10pm.It will be unconventional madness in Division 1. League games will double as seeding games in October and teams will be ranked 1-4 heading into November. When 1 plays 4 and 2 plays 3 in November, that will double as the Semi-Final of the in-season tournament. The final game will take place on the feature court at Naden Athletic Centre, creating an electric atmosphere that fans won't want to miss on Saturday, November 25th and 3:20pm.After the in-season tournaments, one Div 2 night will be played then teams will take a break for the festive season, recharging for the playoff push ahead.In Division 1, the story of the season will be Scott Kellum who is looking to earn his 4th MVP, 4th Championship Title, in his 4th season.In Div 2, anything can happen with 8 teams. To see the pre-season rankings, follow us on Instagram at rexsportsbasketball!
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