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WHITBY, Ont. -- Orangeville Northmen coach Matt Sawyer said his team came to the Minto Cup with a chip on its shoulder. No one managed to dislodge it. The Northmen beat the Coquitlam Adanacs 9-4 Saturday to secure a two-game sweep and clinch their sixth national title in franchise history and their first since 2009. "The newest, or the freshest, is always the sweetest," Sawyer said. "This is really, really satisfying. "Going into this season we werent picked to win this ... we thought maybe we were being overlooked and we wanted to make a point." The Ontario side was barely challenged throughout the tournament, winning five straight games by a combined score of 60-24. They crushed the Adanacs 19-7 in Fridays series opener and also beat Coquitlam, the Whitby Warriors and the Calgary Mountaineers in the group stage. On Saturday, Orangevilles Brandon Benn and Rob Hellyer led the charge with a pair of goals each, while Mitchell Jones, Jeremy Noble, Jordan Critch, Cody McMahon, Bill Hostrawser added singles. The Northmen had an outstanding period for the second straight night. Down 3-1 early in the period, the Northmen scored five times in just under 10 minutes to turn the tables. Orangeville goaltender Dillon Ward got the ball rolling with a huge save, allowing his team to push the ball the other way and start their scoring run. Ward was named the tournaments most vaulable player. Up 6-3 going into the third, Orangeville effectively ended any hopes the Adanacs had of a comeback by scoring a pair in the first three minutes of the period. Noble, team captain, said the balanced offensive effort was a hallmark of the Northmen attack this season "Thats been our team all year, picking each other up and going to battle every night," he said. Wesley Berg scored two goals while Reid Reinholdt and Ben McIntosh also scored for the losing side from B.C. Bergs two goals and three points pushed him to the top of the tournament scoring chart with 21 points in six games. After struggling in the opening game of the final, David Diruscio was solid in the Coquitlam goal. The final shot count favoured Orangeville 66-34. "Its pretty emotional right now," Adanacs coach Neil Dinsdale said. "Ive spent a lot of years with these guys. They played as hard as they could tonight. We just didnt get the bounces and Orangeville is a very good team." Devon Still Jersey . "We have veteran guys who have been there and done that before," Smith said. "All we need is to just keep flying under the radar." Smith scored 28 points and pulled down a season-high 15 rebounds and Joe Johnson added 27 points to help the Atlanta Hawks win their third straight game, 93-84 over the Toronto Raptors on Monday. Andy Dalton Womens Jersey . 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DAYTON, Ohio -- Sam Thompson reached back with his right hand, snared the slightly off-target pass and dunked it in one forceful motion, providing Ohio State with its grandest slam. And far from the only one. Thompson had career highs with 20 points and 10 rebounds on Friday night, part of a dominating performance by Ohio States high-flying front line, and the Buckeyes ran away to a 95-70 victory over Iona in the second round of the West Regional. The second-seeded Buckeyes (27-7) are in prime March form with nine straight wins, including their last five games of the regular season and a run to the Big Ten tournament title. "We have a lot of confidence," Thompson said. "We know that if we come out and do the things were supposed to do on both sides of the ball, we could beat any team in the country." Given a chance to run the floor against an overmatched team, the Buckeyes left Iona (20-14) looking up and marveling. "Theyre jumping above anyone on our team on a lot of the plays and finishing a lot of dunks and a lot of things we cant even get up in the air to get near," Iona coach Tim Cluess said. Forward Deshaun Thomas has led the Buckeyes in scoring during their winning streak, averaging 17.6 points per game. He had 24 points as the Buckeyes fast breaks led to dunks and a season high in points, thrilling the large Ohio State contingent. Even Buckeyes coach Thad Matta -- a traditionalist when it comes to scoring style -- enjoyed the dunk show. "Its something kids thoroughly enjoy doing, probably to a fault," Matta said. "I think guys growing up would probably rather be able to dunk than run a clean pick-and-roll. "So weve tried to scale them down in terms of that. The dunk shot is obviously a crowd igniter. It does all those things. But honestly, I want the two points, and lets run back and play defence." Aaron Craft had a season-high six steals and seven assists for the Buckeyes. Shannon Scott tied his career high with 10 assists. Ohio State plays 10th-seeded Iowa State on Sunday, one win away from a fourth straight trip to the round of 16. Iona returned to the court where it suffered the biggest meltdown in NCAA tournament history last year, blowing a 25-point lead. The Gaels are 1-9 all-time in the tournament with their only win -- over Holy Cross in 1980 -- later vacated because of NCAA violations. Tavon Sledge scored 20 points for Iona, which had 19 turnoverss that led to 29 of the Buckeyes points.dddddddddddd Matta had his best moment -- yes, singular -- as a college player at University of Dayton Arena, hitting a game-winning shot for Butler. His visits as Ohio States coach havent been so pleasant. The Buckeyes failed to make it out of Dayton intact in their two previous NCAA appearances, going 1-2 overall. No late drama in this one. The Gaels used their record-setting 78-72 loss to BYU last year as motivation to return and give a better showing. They were back, but fared no better against a much better team. The Gaels got the games first lead, pulling ahead 4-0 on baskets by Taaj Ridley and David Laury. Ohio State led only 7-6 heading into the first timeout. Then, it all came apart. Ohio State turned up the intensity behind Craft, who made a diving save on a loose ball that started an emphatic fast break. The Buckeyes swatted away the Gaels shots and stormed the rim for dunks during a 15-0 run over the next 4 minutes. The Gaels were only 4-of-21 with six turnovers while Ohio State extended its lead to 27-8 midway through the opening half. Even when Iona did something impressive, it backfired. Thomas got one of his shots blocked right back to him, then put it up again and got fouled, resulting in a pair of free throws. The Gaels arent used to getting roughed up like that. They were second in the nation with 80.7 points per game and 15th nationally with 8.4 3-pointers per game. Ohio State brought their offence to a standstill. They finally got their fast-break offence going and wiped away most of that 18-point deficit. Sean Armand hit a 3-pointer -- he set a school record for 3s this season -- and a pair of free throws during a 13-3 spurt that cut it to 37-33. Ohio State ended the comeback with the games most sensational play, Thompson reached behind his body with his right arm to snag Scotts alley-oop pass for a dunk. "An alley-oop is a great team play," Thompson said. "It shows two guys on the same page offensively. Shannon did such a great job getting into the teeth of the defence, having the defence collapse, and just letting me do the easy part and finishing it. "It really gives our team a boost offensively and defensively and definitely gives the other team something to think about." Up 43-33 at halftime, Ohio State went on a nine-point run behind Thomas and Thompson for a 19-point lead that would never be seriously threatened. ' ' '
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