Brampton - The Brampton Warriors Major Atom #2 team coached by Fitzroy Lightbody and Alton Morris had an amazing run this weekend at the Vaughan Panthers AA Tournament going undefeated all the way to capture the gold in a very exciting final that went down to the last few seconds!
In the opening game, Brampton faced Mississauga Monarchs. Brampton's fast-paced transition plays helped lead them to a 59 to 47 win.
The second game was against East Toronto.This was a tight game; however with strategic coaching from Lightbody and the player's execution, the Warriors were able to pull out a 4 point victory.Inthe semi-final game Brampton easily overpowered YAAACE #2 with all-round effort from the team, cruising to a 20 point victory, 63 to 43, to advance to the gold medal game.
In the Championship game, Brampton faced a determined Mississauga Monarchs team that was looking to avenge an earlier loss to the Warriors.The game was a nail-biting back and forth chess match.The Warriors were down by three at half-time.Once again Brampton's balanced attack had all players contributing offensively and was able to neutralize the Monarchs on the defensive side of the ball. With encouragement from supportive parents, the Warriors were able to pull-out a thrilling 6 point victory, 55 to 49 to capture the gold! The game high scorer in the final game was Javier Morris with 16 points, followed by Trejuan Fearon and Ugo Teixeira with 8, Marcus Ahmadzai with 7, and Atik Gilao, Oshay Maxwell-Young and Tyrique Walters with 4 points each.Gurbir Gill, Andrew Beckles and Michael Manu also contributed to the win.
Javier Morris who averaged 22 points a game with outstanding play on both ends of the court and leadership through out the tournament was selected tournament MVP.
As a prelude to this tournament, the overachieving Warriors squad also took home silver from the Oakville Venom tournament on January 24, 2010.