Lancers punch ticket to OFSAA championship

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The Lancers are going to the OFSAA 'AAAA' boys basketball championship for the second straight year after beating the St. Anne Saints 48-42 in a challenge game Tuesday at Ursuline.

Jazz Miguel-White scored 22 points for the Lancers and Luke Allin added 15.

“Our goal was to get to OFSAA and we really, really want to win a game this year,” head coach Jim Dunlop said. “That's our main goal: do better than we did last year.”

The Lancers will be joined at the OFSAA tournament March 4-6 in Windsor by Holy Names, which beat Ursuline 52-40 in the SWOSSAA 'AAAA' final Monday.

The Lancers started slowly in the challenge game and trailed 12-8 after the first quarter.

“We were thinking too much,” Dunlop said. “We were thinking of the gravity of the game.”

They held the Saints to one field goal in the second quarter for a 17-16 halftime lead and were up 31-26 entering the fourth.

St. Anne scouted Monday's game and, like Holy Names, tried getting the ball out of Allin's hands.

“They did it well,” Dunlop said. “We made some adjustments that worked really, really well.

“The biggest adjustment we made was we had Jazz handle the ball more and initiate the offence. ... Jazz did a really good job. Best game, probably, Jazz has ever played for us.”

Miguel-White sank the Lancers' only two field goals in the fourth quarter. He and Allin also combined to go 13-of-16 from the foul line in the fourth.

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