The Ursuline College Chatham Lancers made history on Wednesday, March 8, as the Senior Boys AAA basketball team won the silver medal at the all-Ontario OFSAA tournament in Sarnia. With an overall record of 43-6 over the course of the season, the senior Lancers basketball team definitely created a buzz in Chatham-Kent and across Ontario.
The Lancers’ dominant offense and pressure ‘man-to-man’ defense propelled them throughout the season and into their OFSAA run. The team is led by two Grade 9 students, one in Grade 10, three Grade 11s and one Grade 12 student. The entire team will return next season.
“This championship team had the tremendous support of our Ursuline College staff and students, along with the entire community of Chatham-Kent throughout the season,” says Lisa Harnarine, Principal of Ursuline College. “It was never more evident than during our gold medal game, as a crowd of more than 1,700 fans filled the gym at Lambton College.”
The crowd size was unprecedented for spectator attendance at OFSSA events. Officials are now looking into the attendance history at gold medal games. UCC has likely set an OFSSA record!
The future is incredibly bright for this squad, with the addition of key junior players for next year’s team. Fans eagerly await next season’s play!