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East York Juvenile U17 Win Gold!

Congratulations to the East York U17 Boys team on winning a Gold Medal at the MUMBA tournament, held in Markham on February 23 and 24, 2019.It took four straight wins to capture the title. All of the games were hotly contested and came down to the final quarter before being decided. Saturday saw the boys play 2 pool games. Game 1 against the Ancaster Blitz really went down to the wire. A back and forth affair ended with East York hitting 2 clutch free throws with 0.8 seconds left to come away a 53-52 victory. Game 2 against the KW Vipers was similar in many respects. It was a one or two possession game throughout most of the 4th quarter, but East York never gave up the lead and scored a couple of late baskets to prevail 56-51. That left the team 2-0 in pool play and ready to head to the semi-finals on Sunday.Another nail biting game on Sunday morning against MUMBA saw East York storm out to an early double digit lead. However, the host team dug in and made it close late in the third quarter. Our Eagles kept their resolve, never quit, and pulled away in the fourth quarter to finish with a 73-56 victory.The Gold Medal game saw East York face the ABA Knights, a team that had our number at a HoopDome tournament the previous year. Much like the two Saturday games, this game went back and forth in the fourth quarter. A 3 point shot from the Knights with just under a minute to go gave them the momentum and the lead. But again the Eagles wouldn’t accept defeat, and came back with a 3 pointer of their own to regain the lead. From that point on, East York never looked back, generating a couple of late turnovers and fast break baskets to come away with a 57-51 [...]

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