Saltfleet Starts on a Winning Note

The Silver Fox basketball tournament has been a staple on the Hamilton hoops scene for decades. Now in it’s  43rd year, it brings together the best teams from across the GTA for bragging rights before the ultimate showdown at OFSAA in March. This year’s edition kicked off with Hamilton’s Saltfleet H.S. taking on North Park H.S. from Brantford. When the dust settled, Saltfleet emerged the victor, 58-48. Here’s a look at the action.  – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton's Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford's North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet's Darnell Curtin drives to the hoop with North Park's Matt Minutillo guarding. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton’s Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford’s North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet’s Darnell Curtin drives to the hoop with North Park’s Matt Minutillo guarding. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton's Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford's North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet's Sam Catterson is guarded by North Park's Jon Dulmage. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton’s Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford’s North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet’s Sam Catterson is guarded by North Park’s Jon Dulmage. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton's Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford's North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet's Kingsley Olsen heads for the basket. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton’s Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford’s North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet’s Kingsley Olsen heads for the basket. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton's Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford's North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet's Woods Brown finds lots of traffic as he goes up for a shot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton’s Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford’s North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet’s Woods Brown finds lots of traffic as he goes up for a shot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton's Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford's North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet's Sam Catterson dribbles past a North Park opponent during second half action. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton’s Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford’s North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet’s Sam Catterson dribbles past a North Park opponent during second half action. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton's Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford's North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet's Nicola Djogo drives towards North Park's Matt Minutillo. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton’s Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford’s North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet’s Nicola Djogo drives towards North Park’s Matt Minutillo. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton's Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford's North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet's Nick Pett looks for some room under the basket. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton’s Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford’s North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 48-38 victory. Saltfleet’s Nick Pett looks for some room under the basket. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 -  Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton's Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford's North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 58-48 victory. Saltfleet's Darnell Curtin and North Park's Jon Dulmage meet.Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 30,2014 – Opening game of the 43rd annual Silver Fox Invitational Basketball tournament, between Hamilton’s Saltfleet H.S. and Brantford’s North Park H.S. Saltfleet kicked things off with a 58-48 victory. Saltfleet’s Darnell Curtin and North Park’s Jon Dulmage meet.Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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