Congratulations to the Kemptville Warriors U14 boys basketball team who won gold on the weekend of December 2nd in Kanata, in the A division of the 23rd Annual Chris Paulin Memorial Tournament. They went 5-0 during tournament play, winning 54-29 in the finals on December 4th against the Goulbourn Hornets. Point Guard Nolan Dickman was named tournament MVP, scoring 19 points in the gold medal match.
In only their second year as a competitive program, the Bantam team is starting off strong, with an overall 10-1 record in the 2016-17 season. After a summer of practicing together twice a week on the outdoor courts, the team is competing in the Eastern Ontario Basketball Association (EOBA) league, with a record of 5-1 thus far in league play.
“I am very proud of all the boys. Everyone is improving and I think the hard work they’ve been putting in at practice is really paying off. Their focus and spirit this weekend was great to see,” said Head Coach Ray Dickman, after the tournament win.
The team is looking forward to more EOBA league games in the New Year and competing in the Cornwall Lions Invitational tournament in February 25-26. They also plan to enter the EOBA Championships in April and travel to Muskoka in May for an Olympia tournament. Assistant coaches Robert Matheson, whose son Rory is a shooting guard, and Sean Smith, whose son Alex is a forward, are very proud of the success the team has had thus far. The grade 7 and 8 boys practice twice a week at North Grenville District High School.
Kemptville Warriors Basketball Association President Dennis Brookson is also very excited by the progress of the U14 boys competitive program. You can find out more about Warriors boys and girls basketball programs and upcoming events/clinics here: http://www.kemptvillewarriors.ca/