Saturday, 10 March 2012

Vaughan Defends OFSAA Basketball Crown

And they said it couldn't be done.  Despite having a preseason ranking of #1 (hooptowngta.com), there were more than a fair share of doubters who didn't give Vaughan a chance this year.  Andrew Wiggins, still considered the top US player in his age group, headed south of the border to Huntington Prep where he is inevitably exposed to more basketball than a small Canadian secondary school could ever hope to offer.

Champs again (photo from the Ottawa Sun)


Henry Tan with 2 of his 23 points from the finals (Photo:  Ottawa Sun)



What they didn't count on were the returning players from last year's edition.  One year bigger and more experienced, this tightly-knit team from Vaughan coached by Concordia great, Gus Gymnopoulos blew away the competition in the recently concluded OFSAA AAAA Basketball Championships in Ottawa.

They literally ran away with the title soundly drubbing Eastern Commerce 86 - 51.  The game was never really in doubt when Vaughan led by 9-0 o start the game and 22-8 to close the first quarter.

This year, Vaughan sported the top of the line Platinum Elite uniforms from 9sports.  Using the lightest weight materials available plus a custom-designed sublimated mesh insert that featured the school's facade sitting over the OFSAA championship trophy, these jerseys accompanied the team through its highs and lows throughout the season.

Congratulations Vaughan!  (photo:  OFSAA web site)
Congratulation to Coach Gymnopoulos and the Vaughan Voyageurs for another successful season.  We look forward to suiting you up again for a possible three-peat next year!!!

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