Whew. What a weekend. Just opening up my notebook here to let the moths out.
Forgot to mention the rest of the all-stars selected at this past weekend's Naismith Classic hoops tourney at UW.
Of course, Waterloo product Grace Fishbein got the nod as MVP on the women's side of the draw.
She was joined by her Memorial Sea-Hawks teammate Alexandria Forsey on the all-star team as the school from St. John's, N.L. cruised undefeated at the four-team event.
Other all-stars included Aieisha Luyken from the University of the Fraser Valley and Concordia Stingers Melissa Szilagyi and Kourtney DiPerno, as well as UW's freshman sensation Saraya Hickey.
On the men's side, UW's Ben Frisby, Manitoba's Sean Maxwell, Casey Fox from Acadia and University of Toronto Blues Rob Paris and Nick Magalas were named tourney all-stars.
The tourney MVP, UW's Matt Hayes, drew rave reviews with his complete game.
The fifth-year centre is not likely to light up the scoreclock with his shooting skills, but he does bring a dimension to the Warriors' defence that is largely unquantifiable.
Hayes' determined work under the boards causes opponents to alter and often miss their shots, Warriors coach Tom Kieswetter pointed out to me after the championship game, which his team won 61-56 over Toronto.
That's not a skill that is charted statistically. But it is often a game-changer.
With their bench that's 10 or 11 legitimate players deep, UW's men have already convinced me that they can challenge for an Ontario West conference title this season.