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3 days, 6 games, and 1 Major Atom U12 Valiants Squad that went undefeated!!!!
The U12s began the Quest for the Candy Cane Cup at the Royal City Holiday Classic by traveling to Guelph on the weekend of December 15th-17th to participate in their second OBA tournament of the season.
On Friday night, the Valiants played against the Belleville Spirits. With a strong start to the tournament, the Valiants fought hard and never let the Spirits take the lead, ending with a 21-14 Win!
On Saturday, the Valiants had their work cut out for them, having to play 3 games that day, with the last two being a double-header:
In their second game of the tournament, the Valiants faced the Orangeville Hawks. For the majority of the game, the Valiants were trailing the Hawks, with the biggest deficit of being down by 8 points. The Valiants never gave up—they fought through the Hawks’ defense, got some points on the board, and too played lockdown defense themselves to prevent the Hawks from increasing the scoring gap—, and by the end of the 7th shift, the Valiants had narrowed the gap to being down to 1. With the momentum on our sides, the 8th shift had the confidence to finish off strong, winning the shift 8-3, and topping off a 35-31 Win!
The first of the double-header games, the Valiants faced the IEM Scarborough LFB team. Once again, the Valiants trailed the game for the majority of the game, but locked in on defense and went to work on offense, only allowing Scarb LFB to score 4 points between the 3rd and 4th period and wracking up 19 points between the two. The Valiants were on a roll, getting that 31-24 Win and a 3-0 record thus far!
In the second game of the doubleheader, the Valiants faced the KW Vipers! In a game lasting just over 2-hours, the Valiants came out strong and got the 42-33 Win, which added to their 4-0 undefeated record to end off their Saturday night!
On the third and final day of competition, the Valiants faced the resilient Penetang Mystics! The Valiants added to their undefeated record, 5-0, defeating the Mystics and getting that 28-5 Win, which also closed off the pool plays.
The Valiants were heading to the Finals! With the records of the revealed, the Valiants were going to face the IEM Scarborough LFB team, once again. In an exciting matchup, the Windsor Valiants staged an exciting comeback victory late in the game! With solidifying the defense, clutch free-throws made, and a focused squad, the Valiants rose to victory, coming back from a 10 point difference (17-7), and they secured the Candy Can Cup by Winning 22-18 late in the 7th and 8th shifts of the game! What a ride it was going undefeated— 6-0!
Congratulations to the U12 Major Atom Valiants Team on an exciting weekend of basketball and never giving up on their Quest for the Candy Cane Cup— 2017 Champions!! Thank you to Royal City (Guelph) Basketball Association for having us and hosting the Holiday Classic! It was a thrill of a ride!
Coach Kristine and Coach Drew are very proud of the girls—it was a privilege to watch these girls fight every second of every game and watch them grow throughout the entire tournament! Thank you to all the parents for your continued support and cheering during each game!
The 2018 Windsor Valiants girls only house league basketball dates have been announced. There will be eight sessions for girls in grades one through nine. All sessions will take place at 749 Felix Ave at the Forster Community Hub in Windsor. The winter session will focus more on game like situations for house league participants as our fall sessions focused more on skill development. Grades one through three house league sessions will start at 9am. Grades four through six sessions will be 10:15am until 11:30am. The last session featuring grades seven through nine will take place 11:45am until 1:00pm. The cost is $70 and girls will get a Valiants branded t-shirt. The registration form is attached and can be emailed back to email@example.com. Payments can be made on the first day of house league by cash or cheque.
The document 2018_Winter_Houseleague_Registration_Form.docx was attached to this post.
The Windsor Valiants House League players were treated to a University of Windsor Lancers women’s basketball game early in December. The Lancer women defeated the Laurentian Voyageurs 89-48. The girls were treated to a high tempo run and gun style of basketball that saw the Lady Lancers dominate at every aspect of the game. What a great way to end the year!
Valiants Fall House League concluded recently with a record number of attendees at the grade 4 & 5 grade level. The girls completed the 10 week course that included drills and skills to help them with the fundamentals of the game.
Next session begins February 3rd, 2018
The William G Davis Public School girls’ basketball team started thier 2017 season with no coach, which meant the season was in jeopardy of not happening. Luckily Windsor Valiants house league basketball parent Daryel Brisebois stepped up to the tasks to coach this team. Brisebois a Herman Green Griffin and William G Davis graduate has had his daughter Camryn enrolled in the Windsor Valiants house league basketball program since the spring of 2017. Since then Camryn has been a regular member of the house league program.
Brisebois who played football for the Green Griffins wanted to make sure that his first practice on Monday December 18, 2017 went well. To make sure the practice ran smoothly he recruited the help of his fellow City of Windsor colleague and Valiants U15 Head Coach Keith McShan.
So on December 18th McShan and Brisebois led the first practice for the William G Davis Dolphins inside the small but brightly lit gym. Seventeen girls in grade six through eight showed up to practice with Principal Scott Allen saying there should be more interested girls in the coming days. The girls practiced their layups, shooting, played a game of basketball geography and ended playing 2 side court scrimmages.
Before McShan left the gym he handed out mini sponge basketballs from the Ontario Basketball Association. The Valiants wish coach Brisebois and the Dolphins a great success this season. Good luck lady Dolphins!