Tillsonburg basketball tournament Team Sandwich West

Game 3 of this tournament was one of the most exciting moments in the more than 45 years of my involvement with sports, especially game 3 when with a buzzer beater shot by Max that sent us into overtime and then his 2 free throws with 2 seconds left that sent us to the next overtime and finally
Instead of a 5th overtime the officials called for a free throw shootout and when Lenny scored the deciding bucket the whole place erupted in the loudest cheer. The fans appreciation was for both teams that had given their all. This win sent us to the gold medal game where even though we lost
Our defence was outstanding holding a strong St. Thomas team to just 12 points after they had been crushing the opponents all day. Congrats to our players for taking all what coach Frank had been teaching for weeks and putting into action, you should be proud of yourselves, your are truly TEAM players!

Coach Mark

Our team went to Tillsonburg for a tournament on February 28th. We definitely showed up to play. We won our first 2 games which tied us with St Thomas for first place. Unfortunately, St Thomas had accumulated almost 80 points in their 2 games and we had won by about 30. We played our semi-final game against Cambridge. This game ended in a tie. The first overtime resulted in a tie. The second overtime ended with max sinking a long shot to put into a third over time. With 4 second left in the 3rd overtime and down by 2 points, Max got fouled and made both foul shots. The crowd went crazy. After a 4th overtime the score was still tied. It was decided that we would go to best of 5 free throws. Lenny and Ruth made their shots winning this game. We now had St Thomas who had severely beaten all the teams thus far. After the first half, the score was 4-2 for St Thomas. It appeared that they were going to win at any expense. Being down by 6 points with 2 minutes, the coaches decided that we were going to ensure that everyone played and they kept their strongest players on the court. When it was all set and done they were only able to put 12 points on the board. We walked away with a well deserved Silver and the respect of everyone watching. All our players played and they worked their hearts out. It is great to see all the hard work put in by the coaches put in week after week and see your athletes playing just as we had hoped they would.

Coach Frank