November 29 marks the official start of the 2010-11 basketball season. It promises to be another exciting year for Tigers Basketball.
The Senior Tigers begin the year ranked AA #1 in BC and hope to defend their Provincial Championship. The team is young, having graduated 7 players in 2010, the Tigers have no current grade 12’s and are led by a very strong group of grade 11’s. The addition of three grade 10’s give this team the needed depth to continue to play the uptempo game that is what your expect from the Tigers. New uniforms are a highlight and the introduction of a 3rd jersey which is sure to turn some heads. Watch for Tigers results here online and in the local media as the Tigers play in many high profile events during the year. The HSBC tournament is December 7-9-10-11 and our 13th annual 26th St. Tournament will be Feb 3-4-5, 2011.
Dec 2-3-4 Sr. Tigers Take Down AAA Champs at Byrne Creek Tournament
The Sr. Tigers start the season with 4 wins at Byrne Creek winning the 16 team tournament with a hard fought 69-60 win over AAA#4 Argyle in the final. In the semi-final, York House faced defending AAA Champions Handsworth. While YHS was down early, they made adjustments and took over the game in the second have beating Handsworth 66-58. In earlier games, the Tigers opened with an 88-19 win over Nanaimo and 66-28 win over Elgin Park. Grade 11 standout, Alisha was named MVP.
The Tigers home opener will be game 1 of the HSBC event, Dec. 7, 2:30 at YHS as the Tigers take on West Van.
The Jr. Tigers are very young and will focus on development this season as will our Bantam Team (gr. 8) who have great potential. Our Gr. 7 Team is likely our strongest ever and with the coaching we have at all levels, the Tiger tradition of excellence is sure to continue.