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Arthur E. Wright Divisional Boys victorious in first ever NEIT


With all high school, middle years and elementary schools returning from the winter break, basketball players, fans and families from all over the city took time from their schedule to participate in the first ever North End Invitational Tournament (NEIT).

The games were held on January 20 and 21, 2012 at Maples Collegiate. Scott Kirkpatrick and his awesome crew from Maples Collegiate put on a well-rounded tournament for the Grades 7 and 8 boys divisional teams. Ten teams from schools across the city competed including Charleswood, Sargent Park, St. John’s Ravenscourt, George Waters, two teams from Stanley Knowles, Faith Academy, East Selkirk, H.C. Avery and Arthur E. Wright.

The team from Arthur E. Wright School took home the Championship as they defeated a young, up-and-coming team from Faith Academy.

Coach Gonzales said he thought the boys had learned from each possession and he was proud of how the veterans on the team showed their true leadership when they had to.

Faith Academy finished in second place while the Stanley Knowles Grade 8 team placed third.

 The Maples community would like to thank all the friends, parents and volunteers for participating in this event and hope to see them all again in next year’s NEIT.

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Who’s got the ball?
Thanks everybody for coming out! We did it!
Stanley Knowles coaches and team with coordinator Scott K. (left)
We have “Faith” in our team!