Handsworth downs Garden City 53-32 to claim the 50th BRIT Tournament Championship

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(Saskatoon, SK) The Bedford Road Invitational Tournament (BRIT), celebrating its 50th anniversary, began in 1968 with Saskatoon-based high school teams competing for the title. The host Bedford Road Redmen (now Redhawks) claimed the first BRIT title. The following year, the tournament expanded and invited teams from around Saskatchewan. BRIT further expanded the field of teams again in 1972 when Calgary and Winnipeg teams received the sacred invite. In 1988, the New York Gauchos became the first American team to play and win BRIT. Scots College, making the journey in 2004 from Sydney, Australia, became the first team to be invited from outside of North America. Other notable BRIT competitors include former NBA players Eric Mobley and Robert Sacre.

The teams competing in BRIT 50 hailed from Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.

The 2017 BRIT champion St. Francis Xavier (Edmonton, AB) Rams were looking to defend their title.

RESULTS

Gold Medal Game: Handsworth 53 Garden City 32

Bronze Medal Game: Notre Dame 73 Dr. Martin Leboldus 58

Consolation Game: Marion Graham 61 St. Joseph 44
MVP: Blake McLean – Handsworth
All Stars: Alexander Dewar – Marion Graham
               Mekuna Gerernew – Notre Dame
               Kalen Reyes – Garden City
Written by Connor Jay
Photos by Connor Jay