The South Windsor Warriors Major Bantam girls team participated in the Blessed Sacrament tournament on March 2-4 in Hamilton Ontario. The girls we looking to repeat as gold medal winners and they did just that! It was another great tournament for the girls with them continuing their winning ways. They recently won the gold at the FAAST-break Challenge on Feb 17th at U of M Dearborn, went 3-0 at the Aylmer tune-up tournament and just won the gold in the 4B division at Blessed!
The girls had a busy schedule playing 5 games in 2 days with each girl stepping up to help the team. The girls started the tournament losing a tight fought game against the eventual Division 4A winner London 86ERS 24-19.
They quickly collected themselves and played a strong game against Blessed Sacrament -Morton winning 37-22. As usual, Bridget Lyne had a strong game anchoring the team leading the way with a strong rebounding game and chipping in key points at crucial times. Adriana Dubois, moving to point guard this tournament ran the offence and put forth a strong effort on the offensive side of the ball. Mya Schram & Olivia Borrowman had an excellent weekend with Mya leading the way in steals and forcing turnovers. She was the spark shutting down their progress before it even started. Olivia proved to be a force in the paint on both sides of the ball. Olivia, anchoring the paint next to Bridget showed what Warrior basketball was all about blocking shots and pulling down rebounds.
The Warriors advanced to play the Goulbourn Hornets, a strong team out of Ottawa. The Warriors won a tight game 30-21 breaking the score open late in the game. Paige Desramaux & Alexandra Peltier put forth an excellent defensive effort and chipped in key points and forced turnovers. Kate Briscoe played spirited defense disrupting ball carriers and played point guard for various offensive sets.
The Warriors moved on to play the undefeated Newman Youth Basketball - Cardinals on Sunday morning. This was the toughest game of the tournament with the Warriors leading by 3 points with less than 25 seconds. The play of Bridget, Mya and Olivia dominated the paint with Adriana leading the charge with points outside the arc. Célia Mansouri provided excellent defense shutting down their outside shooters and ball carriers. Jessica Dragoti added to the scoresheet and assisted in running the offence and setting up plays. The Warriors could not hold on with 3 fouls called late in the game leading the Cardinals to line with less than 30 seconds left. With successful free-throw shots, they pulled ahead to a one-point victory.
In the gold medal game Sunday afternoon, the Warriors took on the Sudbury Jam. Sudbury came to play pressing early and shooting from the outside when they could not drive against Bridget, Olivia & Mya. Abby Primeau played her best shift of the tournament causing 2 turnovers late in the game leading to 4 points. The Warriors were victorious with a score of 37-30 to capture the gold medal.
We could not be prouder of the girls. The team has won three gold medals in a row and will look to keep the momentum going for the OBA Cup Championships. A special thanks to all of the parents, our loud cheering section and to assistant coaches Jamie Peltier & Jay Desramaux.
Tag(s): U14 Girls