NCC advances to 2nd Round of Tribune Tournament once again.

 

1/11/17 Warkentin nets 17 in victory.

WELLAND, Ont. - (January 11, 2017) – The NCC Sr. boys basketball team fought back, after a slow start, to take down the Eagles of Thorold SS in the opening round the Welland Tribune Tournament. After trailing the entire first quarter the NAVS' slowly chipped away at the Eagles lead and managed to go up 23-18 at the break. A strong third quarter that saw NCC outscore Thorold 16-4 would be enough to secure the 44-38 victory.   

 

The Turning Point
A 16-6 second quarter run inspired by hard-nosed defense and 8-points from senior captain Brett Warkentin. With just 1:36 seconds left on the clock in the second the NAVS stole the ball and in a unselfish play, senior guard Mike Sutherland dropped a no-look pass over his shoulder to Warkentin who calmly laid it in and the NAV train never looked back.

 

Notables
* Brett Warkentin scored 17 points to lead the Navs.
* Solomon Ebata pulled down a game-high 7 offensive rebounds.
* Mike Sutherland shot 4-9, good for 10 points.

 

Quotable 
NCC Head Coach Anthony Haughton
“The boys (NCC) were off to a sluggish start after a  great home victory last night. We stuck together and got the job done on defense leading to turnaround baskets. Sometimes you just have to win ugly and tonight we showed that"

Looking Ahead
The NAVS play Thursday night January 12th in the second round of the Tribune. Tip-off is set for 3:30p.m. at Notre Dame SS. Stats will be available at gonavs.com. Live updates will be available at the team’s official Twitter account, @NAVathletics. 

No. 1 NCC Beats Port Colborne in the Z3 battle for first place.

 

1/10/17 Warkentin and Shum net 12 in victory.

FORT ERIE, Ont. - (January 10, 2017) – The NCC Sr. boys basketball team pulled down a season-high 35 rebounds in a 59-19 victory over Port Colborne on Tuesday afternoon. NCC is now 4-0 in Z3 action on the season.   

 

The Turning Point
After Solomon Ebata made a layup to extend the Navs lead to 15 points with 2:21 remaining in the first quarter, the Navs (4-0) went on a 18-3 run to end the half. Port never got closer the rest of the way.

 

Notables
* Brett Warkentin scored a 12 points on 4-9 shooting to lead the Navs.
* David Sam-Ayara came off the bench to lead the Navs on the boards.
* Mike Sutherland had 4 steals and chipped in with 10 points.
* Ivan Shum played 12 minutes and scored 12 Points for the blue and white.

 

Quotable 
NCC Head Coach Anthony Haughton
“(Port) is probably one of the best defensive teams that we’ve faced this season. They force you into trying to play them one-on-one. Tonight our guys did the work and won the battle`` 

Looking Ahead
The NAVS begin the Welland Tribune Tuesday, January 11th with an opening game taking on the Eagles of Thorold High. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. Stats will be available at gonavs.com. Live updates will be available at the team’s official Twitter account, @NAVathletics. 

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