The Nike Crown League has returned to Toronto for its second year. Nike Crown League is a pro-am league designed to showcase Toronto’s basketball royalty. It’s been an action packed 5 weeks with the start of playoffs taking shape, now that the dust has been settled the finals are set for the championship week tomorrow at Ryerson University Kerr Hall.
Here are the results of week 5:
Game 1: (winner advances to the finals)
9Now 75 – ACE 81
ACE– Tyrone Watson 15pts, 8rebs & 3asts / Daniel Mullings 13pts, 9rebs, 3asts & 3stls
Daniel Mullings Post game
9Now– Christian Kabongo 19pts, 5rebs, 3asts & 3stls/ Greg Marrow 14pts, 7rebs 3stls & 2asts
Game 2: (Winner advances to the finals)
M.A.D.E 76 – CIA Bounce 69
M.A.D.E.– Jevon Shepherd 23pts, 9rebs / Junior Cadougan 19pts, 6rebs & 2asts
CIA Bounce– Jason Calliste 26pts, 6rebs, 3asts & 2stls/ Grady Glaze 10pts & 12rebs
1loveTO 71 – Northern Kings 63
1loveTO– Dwayne Smith 18pts, 10rebs/ Antwi Atuanene 15pts, 4rebs, 3asts & 2stls
Kings– Nickiel Alexander-Walker 19pts, 4rebs & 4stls
With week 5 complete, this friday will be the championship week where two of Toronto’s best teams M.A.D.E & ACE will leave it all on the court as they look to claim royalty and become champions. two back-to-back games will take place next Friday night (6:30 PM, 8:00 PM). Basketball fans from across the city are welcomed to attend.
All Photos taken by Charlie Graham (@offglass)