Biasatti, Piccinato honoured
Ladouceur, Wilton fire 74s
Ireland scores Derek Ireland scored the lone goal for the Windsor Spirit Sunday in a 1-0 double-overtime victory over the Caboto Specials in the final match of the Special Olympics Ontario Cup in Vaughan.
In earlier games, the Spirit beat Toronto 2-0, Caboto 3-1 and Trenton 2-1.
Ireland led the tournament in scoring with four goals while Bill Armstrong had three.
The Windsor Spirit play in connection with the Italian Canadian Handicapable Association. Jones wins Jordan Jones of the Border City Boxing Club won his heavyweight debut against Detroit’s Cokter Grant by unanimous decision Saturday during Fight Night at the Millennium Theatre.
Bryan Poynter, also of Border City, lost his debut fight to Detroit’s Louis Goodwill by unanimous decision.
The Ontario Basketball Hall of Fame recognized the contributions of two Windsorites this past weekend.
First, the hall inducted Windsor native Hank Biasatti posthumously. They also honoured Windsor Valiants coach Tony Piccinato with a recognition award.
Biasatti and fellow Windsorite Gino Sovran were among the first Canadians to play in the NBA. Biasatti played for the Toronto Huskies in 1946.
A star in high school, Biasatti moved on to play for Assumption College and for the Windsor Alumni at the senior men’s level.
He coached Assumption University to two OntarioQuebec titles and had already been recognized by the University of Windsor Sports Hall of Fame and by the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame (2001).
Piccinato, a former elementary school teacher, helped organize the Valiants’ travel program, which celebrated its 20th anniversary earlier this year.
Each year, Basketball Ontario recognizes coaches, volunteers and officials for their contribution and dedication to the sport. Waterloo tops golfers Wes Ladouceur was the low scorer for the Lancers men’s golf team Saturday at the Lancer Invitational at Sutton Creek, firing a 74 to finish in a seventh-place tie.
St. Clair golfer Elliot Wilton also finished at 74, giving him the low score among the Saints.
Ladouceur and Wilton both were two strokes behind Charles Fitzsimmons of Western and Waterloo’s Garrett Rank, who shot 72s for first place.
In men’s team play, Waterloo fired a 294 for a five-stroke victory over Western (299).
McMaster rounded out the top three (300) while the Windsor was fourth (305) and St. Clair was sixth (310).
On the women’s side, Davenport’s Caitlin Duval shot an 85 to take medallist honours.
Waterloo’s Tiffany Terrier was second with an 86. Claire Coughlin was low for the Lancers with a 92.
Western won the team title with a 272 total. Waterloo was second at 279 and Davenport third at 295. Windsor was fifth at 317.
Because of the heavy weekend rain, lift, clean and place rules were in effect for the day. Checker Flag inductees Eleven drivers will be inducted into the Checker Flag Raceway hall of fame at this year’s reunion Sept. 28 at the Moose Lodge (777 Tecumseh Rd. W.).
The inductees are Claude Coates (who raced from 194768), Len Coivillon (1975-present), Don Mallat (1968-98), Barry Brush (1962-72), Don Dame (1959-80), John Fahringer (1962-79), Leo Lucier (1962-70), Louis Beauileau (1960-72), Gary Parent (1960-76), Ray Morneau (1961-92) and Ray Deo (1959-73).
Doors open at 1 p.m. Admission is $2.