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David Thompson Trojans' win puts coach's honeymoon on hold

03/03/2015 12:32 EST | Updated 05/03/2015 05:59 EDT
The coach of an East Vancouver high school basketball team has been forced to put his honeymoon on hold after his team unexpectedly qualified for the provincial championship tournament.

On Friday night The David Thompson Trojans beat Vancouver College 74 to 63 and secured the team a spot in the 70th annual B.C. High School Boys AAAA Basketball Championship Tournament in Langley next week.

Jimmy Choi, the Trojan's head coach says it been a long time coming for the team.

"Since 1967 — that was the last time that this school has participated in the provincial tournament," said Choi.

It's such a big deal Coach Choi has set his honeymoon aside, for now.

His wife Angelina is taking it all in stride.

"I just understand this is a once in the lifetime opportunity and I don't want to get in the way of that... and Thailand is always going to be there".

The team, made up of 16 and 17-year-old players is stepping up the intensity at practices this week, hoping to keep the momentum going.

But they have their work cut out for them. Their first game is March 11 is against top-ranked Terry Fox Secondary School of Port Coquitlam.

As for Coach Choi and his wife Angelina, their honeymoon is now being planned for August.
 

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