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U11 Team Wins London Rambler Tournament

Posted by Josh Leeman at Feb 26, 2018 11:01AM PST ( 0 Comments )
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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!

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The U10 Novice Valiants Squad went undefeated on their quest for the Championship!!!!

The tournament hosted by the London Ramblers on the weekend of February 16th-18th was the third successful tournament for these ladies.

The first game pitted the Valiants against a smaller yet ambitious team from Brantford CYO. Although the score may say otherwise there was no quit in Brantford. The Valiants took the win in a 37-0 decision.
On the first of two games Saturday the Valiants played the Guelph Gryphons. What started out as a back and forth battle, eventually seen the Valiants settle down and prove too much for a savvy Guelph team. The Valiants came out on top with a 42-23 win.

Saturday’s second game proved to be the biggest test of the weekend for our young Valiants. The winner of this one would go on to the championship game. They played the KW Vipers in front of a spirited crowd of family and friends. This was an evenly fought battle with every possession heavily contested. As time ran down we again see our Valiants finish strong with a 24-20 win. This put the Valiants at 3-0 and ready for Championship Sunday.

After a good night’s rest the Valiants were prepared to battle hard for a win. They faced the Huron Lakers who proved a worthy adversary. The first half was evenly matched with the Valiants up 11-9 at halftime. With Time to refocus and make adjustments the Valiants came out and increased their lead in shifts 5 thru 8. The Valiants clinched the championship with a 34-21 win!!

Congratulations to the U10 Novice Valiants Team on an exciting weekend of basketball. Thank you to the London Ramblers Basketball Association for hosting a great tournament.

Both Coach Dan and Coach Jason have worked hard with the ladies, and are very proud of the teamwork they showed in winning this championship.

Thank you to all the parents, family and friends for your continued support and passionate cheering throughout the season.
Keep up the good work ladies!!

Go Valiants!!

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Former Windsor Valiant and Current 5th year player at St. Clair College, Shannon Kennedy became the all time leading scorer in the OCAA for Women’s Basketball. A tremendous accomplishment for her and the program. Congratulations Shannon! Fantastic accomplishment from not only a great player, but also leader, teammate, mentor and young woman. Program, former teammates, coaches and All Valiants Families are extremely proud of all that you have accomplished at St. Clair and wish you continued success in everything that you do in the future.

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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 keithmcshan_52@hotmail.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.

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The Windsor Valiants are excited to announce that we will be running the the 2017 Windsor Valiants High School Girls Basketball All-Star Showcase. In partnership with St. Clair College Athletics the event will feature 4 games that will promote high school girls basketball.

The event begins at 5:00pm with newly created Windsor Valiants Developmental team taking on the L’Essor Aigles junior girls team. At 5:00pm on the main court will be the Junior Girl’s All-Star Game. At 6:00pm, the Tier 2 WECSSAA Senior Girls All-Star Game will take place. At halftime of this game the two novice teams from the Windsor Valiants and the Tecumseh Saints will play in a mini exhibition game. At 7:30pm the Tier 1 WECSSAA Senior Girls All-Star Game will take place. Tier 1 and Tier 2 first team all-stars and tier one through three league MVPs will receive their all-star plaques at halftime of their respective games.

All games will take place at St. Clair College SportPlex and admission for all spectators is $2.00. Free parking will be in Lot D (South of SportsPlex) and Lot N (West of SportsPlex) from 4:00-9:30pm.

The Windsor Valiants want to thank St Clair College Athletics for being the lead sponsor for this event. We would also like to thank our other sponsors: Tecumseh Saints Basketball, Canada Basketball, the Ontario Basketball Association, University of Windsor Lancers Women’s Basketball Program and the Massey Mustangs Boy’s Basketball Program.

This should be a fun night where you can see league MVPs Claire Lamarre of the St Anne Saints, Quinn MacIsaac of the F.J. Brennan Cardinals and Emma Bedal of UMEI Lightning battle it out. Rising junior all-stars such as Kennedy Costello, Reighan Dales and Jenna El-Hassan take stage for the juniors. This will also be a great chance to see the great things happening with the new Windsor Valiants U15 Developmental team where players like Nneke Lockhart, Reem Chebli and Nyra Brown-Henderson are leading the way.

This will be a great night of basketball that highlights some of the best female basketball players in the Windsor-Essex Region!