Northern junior team takes regional basketball title

Northern Collegiate’s junior girls basketball team has been crowned the high school champs of Southwestern Ontario.

The Viking junior AAA squad defeated the Villanova Wildcats 49-29 last week in LaSalle, Ont. to claim the regional title.

Northern was a surprise entry at the SWOSSA finals after upsetting first-place Ursuline College of Chatham 53-41 on Nov. 11.