Saltfleet Storm senior boys basketball team nets seventh-place finish at OFSAA AAA championships

Sports Mar 10, 2017 by Laura Lennie Stoney Creek News

Saltfleet’s senior boys basketball team stormed to a seventh-place finish at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations AAA championships this week.

“I’m very happy with the finish and proud of the players’ performance at OFSAA,” head coach David Ormerod said. “It was an excellent season in general for us.”

No. 8-ranked Saltfleet lost to the No. 1-seeded St. Benedict Saints 59-45 in the quarter-final on March 7 in North Bay.

The Storm garnered their place in the quarters after beating the St. John Paul II Panthers 80-71 in the second round on March 7 and Holy Cross Crusaders 64-41 in the first round on March 6.

Ormerod said St. Benedict is a good team and Saltfleet went stride for stride with the Saints right up to the end.

“The quarter-final was a close game,” he said. “We had a lot of open looks and did everything we were supposed to do. The ball just wouldn’t go in.”

Saltfleet punched its ticket to OFSAA after defeating the Sir Allan MacNab Lions 62-52 in the Southern Ontario Secondary Schools Association AAA championship on Feb. 28 at Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School and scoring its third SOSSA crown.

The Storm had lost to Sir Allan MacNab 44-43 in the Hamilton-Wentworth Interscholastic Athletic Council high school division I championship on Feb. 23 at McMaster University.

The team finished first in regular-season play with a 13-0 record.

Ormerod said while Saltfleet would have liked to have won OFSAA, it still accomplished many feats on the court this season.

“I was pleasantly surprised with how far we got at OFSAA and just how well we did overall this season,” he said. “I’m really happy for the players, who all worked very hard this year.”

Ormerod said, looking ahead to next season, Saltfleet will see the return of about nine players.

“We’ve also got two or three players coming up from our junior team that won the city championship this season,” he said. “It’s very promising. The future looks good.”

Saltfleet Storm senior boys basketball team nets seventh-place finish at OFSAA AAA championships

Team ousted by St. Benedict in quarter-final

Sports Mar 10, 2017 by Laura Lennie Stoney Creek News

Saltfleet’s senior boys basketball team stormed to a seventh-place finish at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations AAA championships this week.

“I’m very happy with the finish and proud of the players’ performance at OFSAA,” head coach David Ormerod said. “It was an excellent season in general for us.”

No. 8-ranked Saltfleet lost to the No. 1-seeded St. Benedict Saints 59-45 in the quarter-final on March 7 in North Bay.

The Storm garnered their place in the quarters after beating the St. John Paul II Panthers 80-71 in the second round on March 7 and Holy Cross Crusaders 64-41 in the first round on March 6.

Ormerod said St. Benedict is a good team and Saltfleet went stride for stride with the Saints right up to the end.

“The quarter-final was a close game,” he said. “We had a lot of open looks and did everything we were supposed to do. The ball just wouldn’t go in.”

Saltfleet punched its ticket to OFSAA after defeating the Sir Allan MacNab Lions 62-52 in the Southern Ontario Secondary Schools Association AAA championship on Feb. 28 at Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School and scoring its third SOSSA crown.

The Storm had lost to Sir Allan MacNab 44-43 in the Hamilton-Wentworth Interscholastic Athletic Council high school division I championship on Feb. 23 at McMaster University.

The team finished first in regular-season play with a 13-0 record.

Ormerod said while Saltfleet would have liked to have won OFSAA, it still accomplished many feats on the court this season.

“I was pleasantly surprised with how far we got at OFSAA and just how well we did overall this season,” he said. “I’m really happy for the players, who all worked very hard this year.”

Ormerod said, looking ahead to next season, Saltfleet will see the return of about nine players.

“We’ve also got two or three players coming up from our junior team that won the city championship this season,” he said. “It’s very promising. The future looks good.”

Saltfleet Storm senior boys basketball team nets seventh-place finish at OFSAA AAA championships

Team ousted by St. Benedict in quarter-final

Sports Mar 10, 2017 by Laura Lennie Stoney Creek News

Saltfleet’s senior boys basketball team stormed to a seventh-place finish at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations AAA championships this week.

“I’m very happy with the finish and proud of the players’ performance at OFSAA,” head coach David Ormerod said. “It was an excellent season in general for us.”

No. 8-ranked Saltfleet lost to the No. 1-seeded St. Benedict Saints 59-45 in the quarter-final on March 7 in North Bay.

The Storm garnered their place in the quarters after beating the St. John Paul II Panthers 80-71 in the second round on March 7 and Holy Cross Crusaders 64-41 in the first round on March 6.

Ormerod said St. Benedict is a good team and Saltfleet went stride for stride with the Saints right up to the end.

“The quarter-final was a close game,” he said. “We had a lot of open looks and did everything we were supposed to do. The ball just wouldn’t go in.”

Saltfleet punched its ticket to OFSAA after defeating the Sir Allan MacNab Lions 62-52 in the Southern Ontario Secondary Schools Association AAA championship on Feb. 28 at Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School and scoring its third SOSSA crown.

The Storm had lost to Sir Allan MacNab 44-43 in the Hamilton-Wentworth Interscholastic Athletic Council high school division I championship on Feb. 23 at McMaster University.

The team finished first in regular-season play with a 13-0 record.

Ormerod said while Saltfleet would have liked to have won OFSAA, it still accomplished many feats on the court this season.

“I was pleasantly surprised with how far we got at OFSAA and just how well we did overall this season,” he said. “I’m really happy for the players, who all worked very hard this year.”

Ormerod said, looking ahead to next season, Saltfleet will see the return of about nine players.

“We’ve also got two or three players coming up from our junior team that won the city championship this season,” he said. “It’s very promising. The future looks good.”