Huskies sec­ond at MDHS tour­ney

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Strat­ford North­west­ern fin­ished sec­ond at this past week­end’s Mitchell se­nior girls bas­ket­ball Early Bird tour­na­ment.

The Huskies got off to a great start with a 47-21 win over North Mid­dle­sex. In a bat­tle of HuronPerth favourites, North­west­ern de­feated St. Mike’s 38-30.

The Huskies bat­tled de­fend­ing tour­na­ment cham­pion Eden St. Catharines in the fi­nal but lost 40-30.

North­west­ern was within two bas­kets un­til late in the fourth quar­ter as the young squad played great de­fence over three games and shared the ball well on of­fence as sev­eral play­ers hit the score­sheet.

Ta­tum James, Morgan Gof­far, Paige Gof­far and Sophia Hawkins were North­west­ern’s top play­ers.

Eight teams par­tic­i­pated in the tour­na­ment, in­clud­ing Mitchell, St. Marys, Kin­car­dine, Wood­stock Col­le­giate and North Mid­dle­sex. St. Mike’s took bronze.

Be­fore los­ing to North­west­ern, the War­riors de­feated Kin­car­dine 60-23. St. Mike’s fin­ished third with a 50-26 win over Mitchell.

Mitchell de­feated Wood­stock Col­le­giate in its first game but lost to Eden and placed fourth.

Kin­car­dine won the con­so­la­tion fi­nal af­ter beat­ing St. Marys, which lost to Eden and beat Wood­stock.

St. Mike’s will par­tic­i­pate in the an­nual 32-team tour­na­ment at Western Univer­sity this week­end, while the Mitchell Blue Devils will com­pete in the an­nual Wood­stock Col­le­giate tour­na­ment this week­end.

CORY SMITH/THE

Af­ter win­ning both games this past week­end, the Strat­ford War­riors prac­tised Mon­day night in ad­vance of their home opener Fri­day against Bramp­ton. A sea­son pre­view look­ing at the War­riors and the rest of the Mid­west­ern Con­fer­ence teams will be pub­lished in Wed­nes­day’s Beacon Her­ald.

ANDY BADER/POST­MEDIA

Kayla Bublitz (left) of the Mitchell Dis­trict High School’s se­nior girls bas­ket­ball team chases a loose ball against Eden from St. Catharines dur­ing ac­tion from the sec­ond an­nual MDHS se­nior girls bas­ket­ball tour­na­ment Satur­day in Mitchell. Eden went on to de­feat the host Blue Devils and re­peat as over­all cham­pi­ons, beat­ing Strat­ford North­west­ern in the fi­nal.

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