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Raptors president Masai Ujiri speaks at a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press)

No wholesale revamp to Raps roster

After the Toronto Raptors found themselves on the receiving end of a four-game thumping from the Cleveland Cavaliers in May, the looming question was whether Masai Ujiri would keep his core together or whether he would blow it up.

Barrie native Hannah Sweet has committed to the Georgian Grizzlies to play for the women's basketball team next season. She will study business administration. SUBMITTED

Sweet commits to Grizzlies

The Georgian Grizzlies have announced that St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School's Hannah Sweet will be joining the women's basketball program next season.

Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates with Kevin Love (0) and Kyrie Irving (2) during the first half against the Warriors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland on Friday, June 9, 2017. (Ron Schwane/AP Photo)

Cavs take a beating, won't go down

A year later the situation is exactly as it was. The Cleveland Cavaliers, once thought done, have somehow managed to extend a series few, if any, thought they were capable of extending.

The Barrie Royals under-19 girls basketball team includes, front row from left, Cassidy Warren-Timpano (who has committed to Georgian College), Taylor Castellani (who won the Simcoe County Regional three-point shooting contest held at Georgian during the high-school season), Breanna Shaw, Dana MacIntosh, Natalie Liguori (committed to Ottawa University), Reaghan Case and Kristie Nowocin. In the back row, from left, are assistant coach Drew MacIntosh, Jamie Walker, Jacey Aikens (committed to Carleton University), Hannah Sweet, Trinity Austin, Alana Short, Abigail Owens and assistant coach Tanya Perry. SUBMITTED

Ottawa recruiters nab Royals

After completing one of the most successful Barrie Royals seasons in seven years, it’s no surprise that the under-19 junior girls team (sixth place in Divison 1) was full of talent.

Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts after dunking against the Cavaliers next to forward Andre Iguodala during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, June 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Durant dominates in Game 1

The negative narrative will always be Kevin Durant came to Golden State to join a slew of all-stars to help pave the way to his first NBA title.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, left, muscles his way to the basket as Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley, right, tries to defend during first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Friday, May 19, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Cavs send Celtics to record loss, 130-86

LeBron James scored 30 points, Kevin Love had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers steamrolled the Boston Celtics 130-86 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals and tie an NBA record with their 13th straight playoff victory.

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry signals after scoring against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Warriors trounce Spurs for 2-0 series lead

Stephen Curry had 29 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in three quarters and the Golden State Warriors trounced on the Spurs missing Kawhi Leonard, running away from San Antonio for a 136-100 rout Tuesday night and 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

The Georgian Grizzlies have recruited Cassidy Warren-Timpano to play for the women’s basketball team next season. SUBMITTED

Grizzlies add local talent

The Georgian Grizzlies women’s basketball program has announced the addition of Cassidy Warren-Timpano out of Barrie’s St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School.

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