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Local basketball team impresses in summer league debut

OOFII Simcoe United allowedfewest points of any team during the first weekend of Canadian Youth Summer League play

OOFII Simcoe United used a strong defensive effort to start fast in their Canadian Youth Summer League basketball debut.

Despite lacking anyone over 5’9” and routinely facing taller players, the Grade 7 team showed that they don’t need a shot blocker to lock down the opposition.

They started league play with a 40-28 victory over Stoney Creek and then followed with a 52-34 win over Oshawa’s Triple Balance. In the process, they allowed fewer points than any other team during the first weekend.

The team prides itself on aggressive man-to-man and has several players who pride themselves on shutting down the other team’s best players. They also aggressively helped each other out and rarely allowed second shots because of excellent team rebounding. The team didn’t shoot as well as they hoped but were able to generate much of their offence from fast breaks because the defence created turnovers and rebounds.

This new team is sponsored by a clothing company named OOFII, which means “rich and wealthy.” This company was created and founded by a young, 16-year-old boy, now 18, named Tyrell Harris. He has been making big waves in the fashion industry in Canada and the U.S. We are excited to have him as our new sponsor this year.