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Grizzlies head to all-star games

Three student-athletes from the Georgian Grizzlies men’s and women’s basketball teams will be participating in the 2017 Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) basketball all-star games on Saturday at Fleming College in Peterborough.

Toronto Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas looks for space as he tries to get away from Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki during an NBA game on March 13, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

Full-team effort trumps Mavs

TORONTO — When the season finally wraps up for the Raptors and the post-season begins, no one is going to look back on this moment and recall how a win was produced.

Vanessen named second-team all-star

Georgian Grizzlies guard Tyler Vanessen has been named an Ontario Colleges Athletic Association East Division second-team all-star following the completion of his 2016-17 basketball season.

Submitted photo Algoma University coach Thomas Cory presents Orillia’s Sean Clendinning with a framed photograph after Clendinning capped an impressive varsity career with a 31-point performance against Nipissing University. The Twin Lakes Secondary School graduate leaves Algoma as the school’s all-time points leader with 707 points over four years.

Athlete named points leader

Twin Lakes Secondary School graduate Sean Clendinning capped his improbable four-year varsity basketball career in style Saturday, putting an exclamation point on an impressive Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) run of hard-court dominance.

The Georgian Grizzlies men’s basketball team hosted the Durham Lords on Tuesday night in Barrie, losing 83-62. SUBMITTED

Grizzlies, Lords in physical affairs

The Georgian Grizzlies men’s and women’s basketball teams played their final home games of the season when they hosted the Durham Lords on Tuesday night at the Georgian Athletic Centre in Barrie.