Mississauga’s Jayhawks Basketball club captured gold at the Ontario Cup midget championships on May 13 in Windsor.
The Jayhawks, ranked third in the eight-team tournament, defeated the second-ranked Oakville Venom 51-43 in the division four championship final. Mississauga went 3-1 prior to the final.
The Jayhawks’ only loss was a 48-23 defeat against Oakville in their final round-robin game. That came after wins of 71-53 over IEM Newmarket (ranked 7) and 55-50 over East York Basketball (6).
In the semi-finals, Mississauga defeated the Ancaster Magic (4) 54-49.
Members of the Jayhawks include K-Ci Mamaril, Matthew Noel, Manson Tra, Anton Grossett, Shankar Srikantharajah, Ali Abbas, Justinas Jareckas, Darryl Nava, Eissa Kitali, Ashton Shiwprasad and Mathew Simonpillai. The team is coached by Nikhil Kumar.