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Chris Hughes of the Titans soars past Shane Barnes of Gander Collegiate during a finger roll attempt in the championship final at the McDonaldâ€™s Classic Basketball Tournament.
CORNER BROOK It was a dominant weekend on the hardwood for the Corner Brook Titans Level 1 boys basketball team.
The Titans toppled all challengers en route to a perfect record and a gold medal at the 26th annual McDonaldâ€™s Classic Basketball Tournament staged at St. Paulâ€™s Intermediate in Gander over the weekend.
The Titans racked up three straight wins for a 3-0 record in round-robin play in the eight-team high school hoops tournament hosted by Gander Collegiate but staged at St. Paulâ€™s because a female hoops tournament was scheduled for the high school.
It all culiminated with gold medals dangling around their necks as the Titans downed Gander Collegiate 97-60 in the final showdown with Nathan Barker getting the nod as the player of the game.
The Titans, under head coach Dean Barker, advanced to the final by virtue of a convincing 84-52 triumph over Clarenville High in one of two semifinal matchups. The host Gander Collegiate boys earned a shot at gold by upending Exploits Valley High 79-61 in other semifinal matchup.
The Titans began the road to perfection with a 76-48 victory over Tricentia in the tournament opener that featured a two-division format as Tyler Wise was picked his teamâ€™s player of the game.
The round-robin domination included a 90-47 win over Lewisporte with Brandon Bragg selected player of the game and a a 72-57 triumph over host Gander in the first showdown between the finalists.