Basketball Grizzlies take title at Storm Classic tournament

GW Graham went 4-0 to win last week’s senior boys’ tournament at Chilliwack secondary school.

Jeevon Janday led his GW Graham Grizzlies to top spot at last week’s Storm Classic senior boys’ basketball tournament, held Thursday through Saturday at Chilliwack secondary school.

The Grizzlies opened the tournament at 8 a.m. Thursday morning with an 83-62 win over Abbotsford Christian.

Janday was the high points man with 19, adding 12 rebounds, three steals and two assists.

Grayson Weston (16), Jude Hall (12) and Ethan Bartha (10) also hit double digits for a well-rounded Grizzly offence that saw 12 of 14 players record at least one point.

GWG’s second game was tougher, a gritty 64-54 win over the Guilford Park Sabres.

Bartha was the top gunner in this one, shooting seven of 15 from the field and four of eight from the free-throw line for a game-high 18 points.

Janday was almost unstoppable in GWG’s third outing, missing just two shots from the field (9 of 11) in an 80-68 win over the Abbotsford Panthers. Janday had a game-high 18 points while Weston rolled up 16 and Ty Hall had 12.

The championship match wasn’t even close as GWG clobbered the GP Vanier Towhees 70-42. Weston led the way with 21 points while Janday produced 18 points and seven rebounds. The suffocating Grizz D limited the Towhees to 17 of 47 shooting from the field.

“I am super proud of our teams performance this weekend,” said GWG coach Jake Mouritzen. “We have 14 players that have all bought into the Grizzlies basketball system.

“This will be the deepest team we have ever had in school history, with all 14 players playing key roles during every game. Our senior program this year is a true family in every sense of the word. The 2017-18 Grizzlies are super excited about what lays ahead for them this season.”

Janday was named the tournament MVP while Weston and Bartha earned all-star status.

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