By Tina Comeau
The Yarmouth boys’ Mini Vikings were the silver medal winners during provincial play held in Kennetcook over the April 9-10 weekend.
The eight-team tournament saw two round-robin pools of action. Yarmouth defeated Kennetcook, St. Margarets Bay and Bedford to advance to the gold-medal round.
In their game against Bedford, the Mini Vikings had beaten ABA Celtics with just two seconds left in the game when Michael Hiscock scored a quick rebound to give the Vikings a 67-65 victory that advanced the team to the championship game.
In the final game, Yarmouth lost to Fall River by a score of 60-48, earning the team the silver medal.
The following a list of the scores from the tournament, and also the Yarmouth player who was received the sportsmanship award for that game:
•Yarmouth 55 – Kennetcook 49, sportsmanship: Hudson Grimshaw-Surette
•Yarmouth 51 – St. Margarets Bay 42, sportsmanship: Skyler Baxter
•Yarmouth 66 – Fall River 63, sportsmanship: Harmon Grimshaw-Surette
•Yarmouth 67 – Bedford 65, sportsmanship: Michael Hiscock
•Championship game: Fall River 60 – Yarmouth 48, sportsmanship: Ian Walker
As well, Hudson Grimshaw-Surette was named to the tournament all-star team.
The Yarmouth Mini-Vikings are coached by Jim Surette, Brian Lyons and Matthew Trask, who say the personal growth of the team members over the season was overwhelming. For instance, the team started out its season with a 20-point loss and came back to defeat that same team later in the season by nine points.
The season for the team had gotten underway in January. The season consisted of six away games with Shelburne, Bayview and Wolfville and a home tournament with Bayview, Shelburne and Lockeport. The team had six wins and four losses.
The following is a list of the Yarmouth points during the provincials, as supplied by the team:
Vikings 55 – Kennetcook 49: Hudson Grimshaw-Surette 16, Ian Walker 15, Skylar Baxter 10, Jonathon Loppie 8, Lucas Mac Isaac 2, Michael Hiscock 2, Walter VanBuskirk 2.
Vikings 51 – St Margarets Bay 42: Hudson Grimshaw-Surette 22, Ian Walker 7, Skyler Baxter 6, Michael Hiscock 4, Connor Trask 3, Jonathon Loppie 3, Lucas Mac Isaac 2, Ryan Le Blanc 2, Harmon Grimshaw-Surette 2.
Vikings 63 – Fall River 66: Hudson Grimshaw-Surette 16, Skyler Baxter 14, Ian Walker 12, Jonathon Loppie 5, Harmon Grimshaw-Surette 4, Connor Trask 4, Michael Hiscock 4, Matt MacPherson 2, Lucas Mac Isaac 2.
Vikings 67 – Bedford 65: Hudson Grimshaw-Surette 18, Ian Walker 14, Skyler Baxter 10, Harmon Grimshaw-Surette 6, Connor Trask 4, Michael Hiscock 4, Christian Lyons 4, Ryan LeBlanc 2, Jonathon Loppie 2, Walter VanBuskirk 2, Lucas Mac Isaac 1.
Vikings 48 – Fall River 60: Hudson Grimshaw-Surette 21, Ian Walker 11, Skyler Baxter 8, Jonathon Lopppie 4, Connor Trask 2 , Matt MacPherson 2.