Strong ef­fort from Stanstead Se­lect girls bas­ket­ball at the NCAA event

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Stanstead

Af­ter one try-out and a three-day train­ing camp, 10 out of 20 Stanstead Se­lect girls suited up to proudly rep­re­sent the Eastern Town­ships at the CROWN Scout 2015 Fall Event in Brampton, Ont. this past week­end.

The girls bat­tled hard in their first game against the JUEL Prep pro­gram out of Lon­don, which fin­ished fourth in the league last year, hop­ing to im­press JUEL league eval­u­a­tors and con­vince spec­ta­tors that the Eastern Town­ship girls can play with the top teams. Un­for­tu­nately the team fell be­hind 38-44 af­ter some con­tro­ver­sial de­ci­sions at the scorer’s ta­ble.

The team im­proved their ex­e­cu­tion in their sec­ond game but once again fell to a rough and tough Ad­van­tage team. De­ter­mined to “put it all to­gether” the Stanstead Se­lect team played a very strong third game against ETBA on Sun­day. The team made many im­prove­ments and ended the tour­na­ment with a con­vinc­ing vic­tory.

League eval­u­a­tors were quick to point out the strong play of Stanstead Col­lege’s own Ta­nia Tes­son as well as Diaouda Dehkissia from École du Tri­o­let in Sher­brooke. In ad­di­tion, Jo­han­nie Lamoureux caught the eye of NCAA coach­ing staff from Wil­liam and Mary Col­lege in Vir­ginia, and she is very ex­cited to start in the re­cruit­ing process.

Any­one in­ter­ested in all the ex­cit­ing Univer­sity com­mit­ments from the tour­na­ment can find them at http://crown­scout­girls.com. All the coaches are es­pe­cially proud of how ea­ger the play­ers were to learn new con­cepts and put them into prac­tice on the fly, as dif­fer­ent sit­u­a­tions came up in the games. All of the Stanstead Se­lect girls, as a team, were the real high­light of the week­end, giv­ing full ef­fort ev­ery game, be­ing un­selfish team­mates and bring­ing lots of pos­i­tive energy while get­ting used to play­ing in a new en­vi­ron­ment for the first time. Any girls in­ter­ested in more in­for­ma­tion about fu­ture high-per­for­mance train­ing and com­pe­ti­tion events should con­tact Mark Bem­benek at mbe­m­benek@stanstead.com or by phone at 819-347-6052.

The Stanstead Se­lect girls bas­ket­ball team played their first tour­na­ment last week­end, in On­tario.

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