Friday the Chatham-Kent Wildcats lost their only game of the tournament in a preview of the eventual final 21-14 to Etobicoke. Bennet Schaffer led all Chatham-Kent scorers with 8-points, while Tanner Hoorelbeck, Stefan Borovicanin, and Jackson Moon each had 2-points.
Saturday morning the Novice Chatham-Kent Wildcats rebounded to a 20-11 win over Tecumseh. Bennet Schaffer and Ethan Jordan led the way with 4-points each, followed by Stefan Borovicanin who scored 3-points for the Wildcats. Mitchell Lucier, Jackson Moon, Weiler Dunlop, Drew Aarssen, and Evan Torres also found themselves on the scoresheet for the Wildcats.
In game three of the weekend, Chatham-Kent showed off their strong defensive skills holding Niagara Falls to only 8-points winning by a final score of 22-8. Evan Torres and Ethan Jordan had strong offensive performances picking up 6-points each, while Drew Aarssen had 4. Also scoring in the game were Lucier, Borovicanin, and Schaffer.
Game four marked the semi-final, where the Novice Chatham-Kent Wildcats boys would face a strong Blessed Sacrement #2 team. Blessed Sacrament annually produces some of the best basketball teams in Ontario. Chatham-Kent however, would prevail slipping by Blessed Sacrament 20-16. Ethan Jordan was on fire during the semi-final, going 6-for-6 from the free throw line, while pouring in another 6 in the game for a game high 12-points. Schaffer also chipped in 4-points on the offensive side of the ball, while Borovicanin and Aarssen each had 2.
The Championship, a rematch between Chatham-Kent and Etobicoke, the only team to defeat the Wildcats in the tournament, saw Chatham-Kent come out victorious. Chatham-Kent held onto a 5-point win as the final buzzer rang, sending the Wildcats to a 21-16 win in the game, and a tournament championship. Schaffer and Hunter Blommers topped the Wildcats scoring charts picking up 6-points each. Other Wildcats scorers included Drew Aarssen with 4-points, Evan Torres with 3, and
Ethan Jordan with 2-points.