Bantam Girls visit Newmarket
January 14, 2015 - Unlike the previous tournament in Kitchener the players got off to a slower start resulting in two back-to- back losses. ( 35-31 vs. Sudbury Jammers & 42-39 vs. IEM Spartans.
They executed much better in the third game, getting key defensive stops, making good shot selections and sinking a season high 80% of their foul shots. With the game tied and less than 10 seconds on the clock Hope Murphy hit the game winning shot to give the team a 49-47 win over the Barrie Royals.
After playing three games in one day the previous day, the girls hit the court the next morning at 10:30 against the Niagara Rangers who won gold at the Kitchener Tournament back in December. The Rangers came out strong. And although the girls demonstrated great poise and worked really hard on both ends of the court hitting some key foul shots, outside jumpers and layups, they were not able to get ahead on the score board but walked away with their heads held high with a 57-39 loss against the tournament Gold medalists.
Although all twelve players made the trip several of the girls are still recovering from major injuries as well as some minor health concerns. The coaches remain very proud of this Team's progress and look forward to the next tournament tentatively scheduled for Feb 20-22 in Durham.