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OSBA to expand with Challenge Series and Junior Series

By OSBA Communications 05/14/2019, 2:00pm EDT

The OSBA has announced two new avenues for prep and traditional high school participation for both male and female players

Central Tech Prep: Season Preview (Women)

By OSBA Communications 09/27/2018, 4:00pm EDT



1. The Central Tech Blues are ready to make a splash in their inaugural season in the OSBA. The Blues are among five new members in the growing women’s division this year. 

2. The Blues are known as a hard-nosed defensive team that feeds off of turnovers from their opponents to sparks their up-tempo style of play.

3. The Blues have ambitious goals to win the central division and be among the final four in their OSBA debut year.



Lauren Rainford brings OSBA championship level experience to the Blues roster after playing last season with the champion Lincoln Prep Huskies. She is known for her level of professionalism and strong work ethic that will be contagious with her new teammates. 

Marley Bonnick is a veteran on the Blues that brings a mixture of strength and finesse. Bonnick will be a leader on and off the court for the squad. Her ability to rebound and dribble out of pressure will be needed for the Blues to be successful this season. 



The Central Tech Blues are entering their first season looking to make a statement to all the OSBA teams. Key addition Lauren Rainford will be vital to the Blues as she knows what it takes to win at the OSBA level. The Blues are excited to be among the strongest teams in the province and it will be interesting to find out the type of impact Central Tech will have on the league.

Redmond Basketball Academy: Season Preview (Women)

By OSBA Communications 09/26/2018, 2:45pm EDT



1.  Father John Redmond Basketball Academy is entering their inaugural season in the OSBA. The Redhawks are among five new members in the women’s division this year. 

2. Head coach Lexie Sananes will lead the Redhawks in their first season in the OSBA. Sananes served as an assistant coach for the York University Women’s basketball team for six seasons and has provincial coaching experience with Team Ontario.

3. The newest member of the league is from Etobicoke, Ontario and excited for the opportunity to compete with the best players in the province. 



Tamia Laborde-Sutton is a dynamic two-way player that has the ability to put pressure on her opponents on both ends of the court. Sutton brings a defensive intensity that the Redhawks will need to display on a regular basis to compete in the OSBA.  

Nicole Chateau brings tremendous leadership, acting as an extension of the coaching staff when she is on the court. The 5'6" guard is a gritty player whose teammates feed off of her energy on the court.



Father John Redmond are entering their inaugural season and want to compete in every game with Ontario’s best teams in the OSBA. The Redhawks are excited to be part of the rapidly growing prep league and looking to build a solid foundation for the future of their program. The newest OSBA member may go through some growing pains with an entirely new staff and roster, but the team from Etobicoke is excited for the future among the best teams in the province.