I don't quite understand your point. Its unfortunate that Holy Trinity lost one of their best players in the J Clarke game due to injury. Injuries are part of the game and happen all the time. You're right Holy Trinity was not at full strength against Pine Ridge. It was also unfortunate that Paul Bray, their 3 point sharp shooter got ejected out of the game. It was really petty and uncalled for. The officiating has nothing to do with the tournament. Referees call the game the way they see it. Tournament organizers can't control the referees or the quality of the officiating.
Secondly, the David Preston Memorial tournament is an annual event that honours the memory of David Preston. He is a former Pine Ridge player who unfortunately died in a car accident on the eve of the 2003 basketball season. It was never meant to be a top flight/A list event! Over the years some of the top GTA teams have attended the tourney because they think it is something worthwhile to support...Pickering, Eastern Commerce, Vaughn and J Clarke have all supported it and won it over the years. This year was rough because we had some teams drop out at the last minute and unfortunately could not replace them...therefore you're forced to split your team. I understand what you're saying to a certain degree...it did not go as well as planned, but, the quality of officiating and the misfortunes of the Holy Trinity team have nothing to do with the tournament organizers.
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