The Britannia Girls Basketball Team in the 2019-2020 season were a truly dominate force. With a complete season record (including provincials) of 37-2, this team earned their stripes as the Girls AA Basketball Provincial Champions.
This team was led by head coach Mike Evans, along with their MVP co-captains, Shemaiah Abatayo and Surprise Munie who brought their team to new heights with their talented play and exceptional leadership.
This team stands for resilience, diversity, strength, and community. They did not see failure as an option, and they always stayed positive. Coach Mike Evans has been coaching high school sport for 52 years and he knows that winning a pro- vincial championship is no easy task, but when a championship possibility presented itself to this team this year, it pro- vided them with a greater sense of purpose and joy.
Not only was this team able to excel because of its strong team play, but also due to the support that this team has cultivated off the court from parents, classmates, and the community. This was a victory for Britannia Secondary School that had a profound effect of the lives of inner city kids and their families.
As far as the future of this program is concerned, Britannia is dedicated in community engagement with their players. Not only must these student-athletes fulfill their duties as both students and athletes, but this program finds immense value in producing high level citizens.Britannia would also like to recognize the graduating players from this championship team; Shemaiah Abatayo, Surprise Munie, Lagi Vaa, Tiano Sacco, Laiana Padolina, Annie Le, Anna Luon, One Dang, Rhodos Lagos (Manager), Ava Xu (Manager).