Senior Tigers Update: January 30, 2020

SENIOR TIGERS WIN SILVER AT VGBA LANGARA CHALLENGE
The Senior Basketball Team has been busy during the first weeks back after holiday. This past weekend, York House played in the annual VGBA Langara Challenge tournament which includes the top Vancouver School Board and Vancouver independent schools. In game one, York House easily defeated Point Grey Secondary 74-25. In game two, YHS played St. Pat’s and defeated the Celtics 60-21. In the final, YHS faced the Britannia Bruins, the #2 ranked AA team in BC. Britannia is led by two of BC’s very best players. The Tigers played a strong, competitive game trailing by 2 points at the half. Brittania took a 10 point lead in the third quarter and YHS couldn’t recover. Britannia won 82-69. Congratulations to Avery R., Finny B., and Nadeen W., who were all recognized with awards following the tournament.

Complete scores/results can be found here: http://vgba.ca/2020-scheduleresults/

A week earlier, YHS played in the Britannia Bruins home tournament and defeated Pitt Meadows and Ladner Secondary before losing to Britannia in the final. 

TIGERS PLAY HOST TO THE 22ND ANNUAL 26TH STREET TOURNAMENT
Since 1999, YHS and LFA have teamed up to host the annual 26th Street Tournament, Kahunaverse Cup. This tournament brings many of the top AA teams from around BC to YHS. This year, the tournament includes the 3rd ranked STMC Knights (St. Thomas More Collegiate), the 5th ranked Pacific Christian Pacers from Victoria, the 6th ranked Tigers, the 7th ranked Southridge Storm, and the 9th ranked Seycove Seyhawks. Also participating is McMath, who is the #3 ranked AAA team in BC. Games start Friday at 12:45 pm (York House vs Hugh Boyd). Semi-finals start Saturday at 10:45 am with the final at 4:00 pm. 

Come watch some excellent basketball and cheer on your Tigers!

26th St. Tournament Schedule

26th St. Tournament Program

Festivus Basketballus: Thurs. Jan 30

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting the inaugural “Festivus Basketballus” event to celebrate the great game of basketball on Thursday, January 30th, 2020.

Grade 7 teams from Crofton House School, Mulgrave, and Stratford Hall will join our YHS Tigers in the Rand Gymnasium. All four schools play two games each and have the opportunity to participate in a shooting competition.

Inspired by the spirit of Megan Dalziel, our former teacher and a basketball star in her own right, all teams will be expected to display skills, intensity, effort, sportsmanship, and of course, enthusiasm for the game of basketball.

The first game will tip-off at 9:30 am, and the final game of the day will start at 2:15 pm.

We wish everyone a great day of competition and camaraderie. If you can, we hope that you will come out and cheer!

Brent Jackson
Athletics Coordinator

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David Prissinotti
Athletics Director