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OZZag
05-26-2008, 10:15 PM
For anyone able to make it to North Vancouver June 7th, Rob and his fellow Handsworth team members from 2004 (including Utah Senior Tyler Kepkay) will be playing a charity match to raise money for the Quinn Keast foundation. In what is sure to be a quality game Handsworth will be up against North Shore arch-rivals Argyle who will feature Big Sky defensive player of the year C Scott Morrison as well as several current Canadian University basketball players. The game is a replay from the Howe Sound Zone Championship game of 2004.

The money raised goes to basketball scholarships for B.C high school players, more information can be found at the following website.

http://www.quinnbasketball.net/index.php

Quinn Keast played with Rob for several years, and who was tragically killed on his graduation night June 11th 2006 in a bus accident. He was a "sparkplug" not just as a player but also as a person. and over 1000 people many from the North Shore community attende his funeral. "No regrets" was a phrase he used often and his memory is carried on through the foundation and those who knew and loved him (unfortunately I did know him personally, but I know some who did know him).

So if anyone can make the event I am sure it would be appreciated by everyone involved.

Scotto
05-26-2008, 10:28 PM
The first event was in December of 06. When Andy Poling's team came up to play against Rob's Handsworth squad. It's a great event and Quinn was an amazing young man. If you can make it out I highly reccommend it.

MedZag
05-26-2008, 10:52 PM
Interesting to see how Rob will have improved his play after a year in "the program" :)

OZZag
05-27-2008, 04:24 PM
The more I think of it, it is quite amazing that in 2004 on those two regular high school teams (not prep or sports high schools) in a relatively small area of Canada (I was born in North Vancouver), they had three NCAA D1 players, and five CIS (Canadian University) basketball players.

BobZag
05-27-2008, 05:15 PM
Thanks for posting this, OZ.

Scotto
05-27-2008, 08:00 PM
The original game was epic. It was the 3rd game of a best of three. Only the winning team went to the Provincial(State for you Americans) Championships. The game was delayed for an hour and a half during the 3rd quarter when Scott Morrison(PSU) bent the rim on back to back dunks. They had to go to another school to find a replacement. Argyle was up 18 points to start the 4th, Utah guard Tyler Kepkay hit two 3 pointers in the final 30 seconds including a buzzer beat to send the game into overtime. The overtime was back and forth, Argyle took a 1 point lead with 4 seconds left and another attempt by Kepkay missed at the buzzer. Argyle went on to win the Provincial tournament by an average of 20ppg.

OZZag
06-09-2008, 03:30 PM
The original game was epic. It was the 3rd game of a best of three. Only the winning team went to the Provincial(State for you Americans) Championships. The game was delayed for an hour and a half during the 3rd quarter when Scott Morrison(PSU) bent the rim on back to back dunks. They had to go to another school to find a replacement. Argyle was up 18 points to start the 4th, Utah guard Tyler Kepkay hit two 3 pointers in the final 30 seconds including a buzzer beat to send the game into overtime. The overtime was back and forth, Argyle took a 1 point lead with 4 seconds left and another attempt by Kepkay missed at the buzzer. Argyle went on to win the Provincial tournament by an average of 20ppg.

Was anyone able to make the match? Scotto? How did Rob go.....

Scotto
06-09-2008, 10:37 PM
The game was fun, Rob's team lost.

cjm720
06-10-2008, 06:49 AM
How did Rob look? Anyone have a box score?

Thanks in advance, go zags!

ZagNative
06-12-2008, 03:07 PM
Not a box score, but here's a story about the event (http://www.canada.com/northshorenews/news/sports/story.html?id=243235d9-6b58-45cc-8725-21d089e83c1b&p=2).
The Argyle versus Handsworth rematch turned into a bit of a three point shooting contest with Argyle alum and SFU student Kevin Shaw leading the Pipers to a 96-79 win by pouring in nine threes and scoring 29 points. University of Waterloo teammates Sinclair Brown and Ben Frisby added 19 and 18 points respectively for the Pipers while University of Utah star Tyler Kepkay and Gonzaga rookie Rob Sacre paced the Royals with 18 points and 15 points, respectively.

More than 600 pairs of gently used basketball and soccer shoes were collected as part of the day's events. They'll be shipped to Zimbabwe and South Africa in a container donated by Western Stevedoring.

The Sequel was a follow-up to the Foundation's first large event held Dec. 20, 2006. Tom Keast said that the success of No Regrets -- The Sequel has prompted them to think about staging more events.

cjm720
06-13-2008, 07:35 AM
Thx, ZN!