Stanstead captures McLeod Tournament

Stanstead captures McLeod Tournament

By Mike Hickey

Special to the Record


The Stanstead College Spartans pulled off a historic victory hit past weekend when they recorded three straight wins to capture the MacLeod Invitational Basketball tournament.

Head coach Eric Van Dyke pointed to the team’s recent successes in the provincial championship was a long time coming.

From 1953-2000, Stanstead College only qualified for the MacLeod Provincial Tournament three times, and in those three years, lost every tournament game they played,” the veteran coach stated. “In 2001 SC won a game for the first time, and ultimately won the consolation banner. In 2002, 2008, 2009 and 2010 SC made the finals, but lost each one, earning silver medals each time. Finally, in 2017, Stanstead broke through, winning the championship banner for the first time ever with an epic fourth quarter comeback, and then successfully defended their title the next two years.”

The Spartan title gives Stanstead four banners in the last five tournaments.


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