CJ Pentland, CapU Sports Information Director
The 2018 North Shore All-Star Game went Wednesday night at the Sportsplex in North Vancouver, with the best high school basketball players in the region displaying their talents.
“This All-Star Game allows these amazing athletes – rivals all season – to come together, play as teammates, show off a bit and have a few laughs,” said Teresa Ross, head coach of the Seycove Senior boys varsity team and one of the coaches in the boys’ game. “It’s such a great way to end the year and for the parents to watch their sons and daughters play one last time at the high school level before graduation. Hats off to Capilano University and its Athletics program for hosting the game and recognizing the wealth of local basketball talent we have right here on the North Shore.”
The Most Valuable Players of the girls’ game were Georgia Swant from Argyle, who had 15 points, and Jessica Clarke from St. Thomas Aquinas, who scored 22. The MVPs on the boys’ side were Chris Ross from Seycove thanks to his 21 points, and Seckin Topac of Bodwell who tallied 13.
Taylan Savjord, son of Toran Savjord, Capilano University’s VP Strategic Planning, represented Howe Sound Secondary in the contest. He played on the same court as his dad, who played for the Capilano Blues back in 1992-93.
A future CapU Blue also played on his future home court, as Anton Mellinghaus of the Argyle Pipers has committed to the Capilano men’s basketball team for the fall.
|Girls MVPs Jessica Clarke and Georgia Swant with CapU women's basketball head coach Chris Weimer.|
|Boys MVPs Chris Ross and Seckin Topac alongside CapU men's basketball assistant coach Mike Ironside.|