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CREEDMOOR — South Granville put the youngest players on the floor in a recent preseason basketball jamboree held at South Granville High School.
Their time on the floor taught them valuable lessons as they faced teams made up of juniors and seniors. The young Vikings learned about teamwork, playing hard the entire game and never giving up.
Jamborees are used to help players hone their skills and develop solid team play. It is a chance for the younger players to begin making their case to be moved up to the varsity level.
The youth squad played a strong Northern Durham team in the jamboree. The Vikings did not have the size or strength to match up well with the Knights. South Granville at one point trailed by double digits, but the team continued to battle hard on defense and on the boards until players had nearly wiped away the Knights’ lead.
The intensity level began to wear on the Vikings, however, and Northern Durham was able to hang on for the victory.