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PHOTO: River Lions fans in the pink

Niagara River Lions fans got into the spirit of Monday night’s home game, when players and members of the basketball organization demonstrated their support for the fight against women’s cancer.

Niagara's Van Hutrchinson Jr., shown being defended by Mohawk, in men's basketball is the college's male athlete of the week. RYAN McCULLOUGH/Photo courtesy Niagara College

Knights athletes of the week

Six-foot-four forward Van Hutchinson Jr. was as dominant as he is tall in the paint when Niagara tipped off the 2017 portion of the men’s college basketball season with an impressive, offensive outburst.

Niagara College soccer head coach Frank DeChellis, left, and associate head coach Rob Lalama have 56 years coaching experience between them. On Monday, Lalama succeeded DeChellis as head coach of the women's team, freeing DeChellis to focus his attention on overseeing the men's program at the college. BERND FRANKE/Postmedia Network

New top kick for soccer

The Niagara College women’s soccer program will have a new face at the helm for the 2017 season as Welland native Rob Lalama takes over as head coach.

Kyle Cooper receives the Larry Cooney Trophy as the most valuable player at the Tribune Boys Basketball Tournament from Todd Cooney, left, and Nate Benjamin, an assistant coach with the Niagara College men's basketball team. BERND FRANKE/Welland Tribune

Kyle Cooper named MVP

Team and individual award winners at the 62nd Tribune Boys Basketball Tournament played Jan. 11-14 in Welland:

Welland Centennial's Carl Paulement and Notre Dame's Braidon Moore collide battling for possession in championship final action at the 62nd Tribune Boys Basketball Tournament Saturday night in Welland. BERND FRANKE/Welland Tribune

Irish tame Cougars in final

The past and the present in coaching senior boys high school basketball at Notre Dame was honoured on the final night of this year's Tribune Tournament.

Denis Morris`Mitch McArthur, with the ball, under pressure from E.L. Crossley in the consolation championship at the 62nd Tribune Boys Basketball Tournament Saturday night at Dillon Hall in Welland. BERND FRANKEéWelland Tribune

Cyclone win B title

Ryan Kort scored 17 points, Josh Lahn 15 and Ben Kalchman 10, and the E.L. Crossley Cyclone defeated the Denis Morris Reds 64-59 for the consolation championship at the 62nd Tribune Boys Basketball Tournament in Welland.