2008 - 2009 LSSAA Basketball

LCCVI
Lambton Central Lancers

NCIV
Northern Collegiate Vikings

SCITS
Sarnia Collegiate
Blue Bombers

SCHR
St. Christopher
Cyclones

SCSS
St. Clair Colts

SPHS
St. Patrick's
Fighting Irish

NLSS
North Lambton Eagles
 
 

SWOSSA Junior Semi Finals Basketball
February 25, 2009

by Kyle MacKinnon

Northern Vikings vs Chatham Ursuline Lancers

DWC

The Northern Vikings had one mentality going into this season "DWC."  'Defense Wins Championships.'

"Our defense creates our offence," Northern head coach Jason Cain said after his team cruised to a 55-33 victory over Chatham's Ursuline Lancers in the SWOSSAA junior 'AAAA' semi final game.

"Defense wins games."
 


photos by Pat Brethauer

And it was that defense that caused many turnovers for the Vikings. Their stifling defense also reeked havoc for the Lancers shooters.

Rob Hardick of the Vikings came up with four key blocks down the stretch to solidify the victory. "We played well as a team," he said. "We just have to have fun and stick to our game plan."


Three Northern players (Hayden Auterhoff, Tom Dowding and Brad Dafoe) had 10 points each.

The Vikings will travel to Windsor next Wednesday to compete, in the SWOSSAA final.

Cain said, "Itís an opportunity for us to measure ourselves against them."


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