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Fall Fastbreak – VisionQuest

VisionQuest Eagles
Boys
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.

Schedule
December
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
January
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
February
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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