KPU’s 4th annual March Madness Basketball Tournament a slam dunk!

Tue, Mar 19, 2013



March Madness
Team Number 6 with Extra Cheese took home the winning title - (L-R) Amrit Gill (Burnaby),
Stefon Wilson (Surrey), Tristan Gruenthaler (Surrey)

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March 20, 2013

KPU’s 4th annual March Madness Basketball Tournament a slam dunk!

(Metro Vancouver, BC) - Like American March Madness, basketball took precedence at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) Surrey campus gymnasium with the 4th annual March Madness 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on March 15, 2013. Nine teams competed for this year’s championship with team, Number 6 with Extra Cheese, taking home the title for the first time in tournament history.

The tournament was fast paced with each team beginning bracket play right from the start. A highly competitive bump contest saw Tristan Gruenthaler (Number 6 with Extra Cheese) standing alone at the end and a 3-pt contest with Jermaine Adeyinka (team Over-Rated) coming out victorious after hitting 10 three’s in under a minute. Both winners earned themselves a $25 Grassroots (Surrey campus cafe) gift card.
After winning their first two games, team Over-Rated and Number 6 with Extra Cheese met each other for a gritty championship game. It was a close game with Over-Rated jumping out to take the early lead of 11-8. The action was back and forth the entire game proving the finals were made up of the best two teams in the tournament. The score was tied at 18 when Amrit Gill (Number 6 with Extra Cheese) nailed a three-point dagger and Gruenthaler finished a nice turn-around jumper inside. Number 6 with Extra Cheese utilized their inside presence of Gruenthaler to pull out the 21-18 victory. In the end, Number 6 with Extra Cheese was just too much to handle for Over-Rated.

The March Madness 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is a joint venture between KPU’s department of athletics and recreation and the KSA Intramurals program. All tournament fees collected are donated to the charitable organization, Right to Play

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts, science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 18,000 students annually have a choice from over 200 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.


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