Huron Lakers win provincial bronze in London

The Huron Lakes novice team, from left, front row: Evan Iacobelli and Mattias Mosley; second row: Seth Batchelar, Waylon Miller, Matteo Shaw, Mason MacKenzie, Evan MacSweeney, Sean O’Rourke, Lochlan Kennedy, Nolan Wu, Kai Zeytinoglu and Jace Dillon, and back row: Coaches Craig MacKenzie, Andy Shaw, Conor MacSweeney and Dave Wu. Submitted Photo

The Huron Lakers novice boys’ basketball team won a Division 8 bronze medal at the Ontario Basketball Association Provincial Championships in London on April 8.

Along the way, the eighth-seeded Lakers knocked off top-seed Markham after scoring nine straight points to win 25-23 on a buzzer-beater, and then up-ended #3 seed Durham to take the bronze medal.

By following up last year’s Division 10 bronze, they became the first Lakers boys’ team to win back-to-back medals at the OBAs. The team is made up of players in Grade 3 and 4.