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Windsor Valiant Major Bantam (U14) team captures gold in D2 at Provincial Cup Championships !
On the shoulders of Alisha Murray, captain and tournament MVP, the Major Bantam girls (U14) went a perfect 4-0 in tournament play to capture a gold medal. Pre-tournament seedlings ranked the girls 8th, meaning they had to climb from the bottom to the top to claim supremacy.
The 1st game versus Durham City Basketball Association proved to be the toughest, a previous 40-29 loss to them in OBLX played on the girls psyche. Victory was ultimately decided by the smooth shooting of Guiliana Biasutto who scored 8 of her 10 points from the outside in the second half, against a very stubborn DCBA zone defence. Windsor 44 DCBA 42.
The next three victories tilted the Valiants way behind a tenacious team defence lead by Tsarah Langlois, Autumn Allen and Leah Tate. Valiants outscored the opposition 159-119 over the span with all 13 players not only seeing the court but registering on the score sheet as well. Defeating St. Catharines 56-35 & Guelph 65-52.
The gold medal game was a tension filled defensive battle, offensive spurts from both teams created great drama. The final moments of the game were controlled by the Valiants with disciplined ball control and satisfactory foul shooting. Valiants 38- Mississauga 32, Windsor wins gold medal !
Alisha Murray lead all scorers with 64 points, 10 assists, 40 rebounds, 19 steals and 16 blocked shots.
This team was anchored by an experienced roster that included Mia Younan, Mia Dosant, Zainalb Aboukamil, Emma Pillon, Kamina Jing, Mariam Habib. The team picked up new players Emily Agasse and Alessia Bozzi who all improved tremendously over the course of the season.
The team began their season in November with a disciplined 3 days a week schedule and 35 game season. They participated in the Ontario Basketball League elite division, travelling to the Greater Toronto Area 5 times over the winter and posting a 4-9 record. Three area tournaments rewarded them with 2 golds and a silver.
Head Coach Chuck Robson and assistant Rob Biasutto conveyed all that is right with youth sport as they displayed an even temperament and positive coaching to guide this team to a gold medal, it’s second in 4 years, to go along with a silver and bronze during a 4 yr. run together.
The team’s overall success can be attributed to the commitment and trust of players, parents and coaching staff.
GO VALIANTS !
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Congratulations to the U10 Novice girls Valiant’s on their historic undefeated season. The team successes included championships at the Windsor, Durham City and London tournaments. Their season culminated in a gold medal at the OBA championships in London.
This Valiants team relied on a combination of hard work, defensive tenacity and offensive team work
Team members included: Daniella Dosen, Mikayla Firr, Brooklyn Dalrymple, Alaysia Elam, Kyari Nelson-Crouse, Anna Pozzi, Leah Shannon, Annie Seagris, Zariyah Ross, Maysa Arabi, Sophia McKinnon, Natalie Ellsworth. Head coach Dan Shannon and Assistant coach Jason Crouse.
Our 6 week Spring House league session is now open for registration. The 6 week session will run every Saturday from April 28th to June 2nd at 749 Felix Ave at the Forester Hub. The cost is $50 and all participants will receive a Valiants item. Please see the attached “Spring House League Registration Form” attached below. Email all questions and registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Session 1: Grades 1, 2, &3
Saturdays 9:00 am to 10:00am
Session 2: Grades 4 & 5
Saturdays 10:15 am to 11:30 am
Session 3 – Grades 6, 7 & 8
Saturdays 11:45 am to 1:00 pm
The document Spring_Houseleague_2018.docx was attached to this post.
The Windsor Valiants Juel basketball team will be participating in a wheelchair basketball Fundraiser event on Saturday March 17th to help raise money for LaSalle Lightning Wheelchair Basketball group. The event is taking place at the WFCU centre in conjunction with the Windsor Express game the same night. Come out and enjoy some great basketball on Saturday night and support this great initiative.
Windsor Valiants travel teams made their way up the 401 this past weekend to compete in the annual London Rambler Tournament. After a slow start in their tournament opener vs the host Ramlers the U11 (Atom) team was able to bounce back with some strong performances with wins over Brantford CYO and Valhalla on Saturday afternoon to advance to the SemiFinals on Saturday morning. Once again the Valiants Atom team was able to prevail vs a game Tecumseh Saints squad winning 38-30 to advance to the Championship game and a rematch vs the hosts London Ramblers. In a strong defensive effort they held the Ramblers to just 11 point on route to a 28-11 victory to claim the Gold Medal and win the tournament. Great job ladies and coaches on a great weekend and best of luck with the rest of your season!