Diar Alkaldy tossed in 25 points to lead Team Mountain to an 87-79 victory over Team City at the 2018 Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic high school all-star basketball game.
Alkaldy, who represented the St. Thomas More Knights, was selected the contest’s Most Valuable Player.
“Personally, I was in this competition last year and didn’t play well,” Alkaldy said after the final buzzer at Cathedral High School Wednesday. “I took it a little too lightly.
“So I had a bit of vengeance coming out tonight. I wanted to have fun, but play well at the same time and win.”
Alkaldy was particularly effective during a two or three minute stretch mid way through the third quarter. That’s when he struck for nine points, initiated two steals and assisted on a bucket.
“Last year I was nervous with all the people watching,” he said. “I was missing my shots. Today, I relaxed and my game came to me.”
Excerpt from article by Larry Moko