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Fall Fastbreak – VisionQuest

VisionQuest Eagles
Coach (season, record): Richard Gordon (3rd season, 27-16)
2011-12 overall record: 15-10
2011-12 region record (place): 7-3 (tied for second)
2011-12 playoff results: Defeated Eisenhower 71-50 in the District 10 Class A quarterfinals before losing to West Middlesex 74-68 in overtime in the semifinals. VisionQuest then defeated Cochranton 67-44 in the third-place game. VisionQuest then defeated Northern Cambria 72-50 in the first round of the PIAA palyoffs and Vincentian Academy 68-61 in the second round. VisionQuest lost to Ridgway 58-51 in the PIAA quarterfinals.
Top players lost: Everyone
Top returning players: None
Assistant coaches: Tracy Walters, Ansel Locket, Brendan Flowers
Outlook: VisionQuest is in the same situation as George Junior. The Eagles’ roster changes every year and VisionQuest put together a terrific season last winter. The Eagles made a run in the PIAA playoffs and Darrian Brown was named to the all-state team. Coach Richard Gordon is looking for continued success every year on and off the court. He commented that he uses basketball as a tool to teach young men about life and the situations they could get into. For the Eagles, winning games isn’t as important as learning the game and lessons about life.

7-8 Franklin tournament
12 at Reynolds 7:30
13 at North East 7:30
14 Lakeview 7:30
18 at Sharpsville 7:30
21 at DuBois 7:30
27-28 Iroquois tournament
10 at Cochranton 7:30
11 Kennedy Catholic* 7:30
15 Rocky Grove* 7:30
18 Jamestown* 7:30
22 at Commodore Perry* 7:30
25 Wilmington 7:30
29 at Hickory 7:30
1 at Kennedy Catholic* 7:30
5 at Rocky Grove* 7:30
8 at Jamestown* 7:30
12 Commodore Perry* 7:30
*Region 1 games

Later today: Villa Maria

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted in: Basketball, Fall Fastbreak

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