Vikings fall in final

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ANTIGONISH - The Amherst Vikings advanced to the championship game against the Three Oaks Axemen of Summerside, P.E.I., last weekend at the J.H. Gillis High School Basketball Tournament.
The Vikings lost 74-71 in the dying minutes of the final quarter. Center Ryan Budd missed an opportunity to convert a lay-up late in the game to send the Vikings ahead.
Forward Richard Hope was selected to the tournament's all-star team.
Sammy Mohamad led the offensive attack with 23 points, followed with Richard Hope with 19, Budd with 11, and Kevin Lepage, C.J. Curtis and Dylan Rushton with six apiece.
Earlier in the tournament the Vikings defeated North Colchester 66-40 and the host Royals 72-68.
Last week, the Vikings defeated their regional rivals Hants East 71-58.
The Vikings also played in the Confederation Classic in Charlottetown and were eliminated by the Riverview Royals 51-44 in the semi-finals.
Vikings head coach Reg Caulfield said: "The team has played well for the last nine games with a 5-4 record, but has not demonstrated the same mental and physical energy when they were on their long winning streak. The type of competition the Vikings face week in and week out at tournaments requires a complete effort for 40 minutes and slow starts will not cut it.
"We will be working on our intensity and the little things that make a difference to win championships."

Organizations: Amherst Vikings, Ryan Budd

Geographic location: ANTIGONISH, Summerside, Charlottetown

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  • Hol
    February 24, 2010 - 23:46

    I believe they turned in stellar performances . What about praising them for their play overall, instead of belittling them for not winning every game. Nobody wins all the time. Teach them how to be good sports, that is a life lesson they would be well advised to learn now that will help them out in life.

    To the Coach, maybe you should relax, THAT in itself would be more of a triumph for the WHOLE TEAM.