Leboldus basketball team wins Bedford Road Invitational
It was a dream weekend for basketball players from Regina's Dr. Martin Leboldus High School, who became the first Saskatchewan team in 10 years to win the Bedford Road Invitational Tournament.
The 46th annual BRIT was held in Saskatoon, where 12 teams from across Canada competed for this year's title.
BRIT is one of the country's biggest high school basketball tournaments, showcasing some of the most talented young players..
With Canadians such as Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins turning heads in the US, young players at the tournament have new hope for athletic success.
"We had Robert Sacre, who plays for the Lakers now, he was BRIT MVP in '05 and '06 and was here three years in a row," said Brad Klassen, tournament chair. "When kids see that, you know, that dream isn't such a far-off reality."
Leboldus player Chan De Ciman agrees.
"It gives me a chance to know that I could go to the NCAA or even CIS," said De Ciman. "It just gives me hope. Before, you know, everybody was like, 'Yeah, Canadians, whatever.' Now I think we're coming up," he said.
Leboldus won the tournament 76-53 over Winnipeg's St. Paul's High School, and De Ciman was named tournament MVP.