Laval High win AAA tour­na­ment

Vic­tory against Bal­ti­more earns Pla­cen­tia school cham­pi­onship ban­ner

The Compass - - Sports - BY CHRIS LEWIS chris.lewis@tc.tc

Laval High came out on top dur­ing the re­cent School Sports New­found­land and Labrador AAA girls’ bas­ket­ball tour­na­ment.

The fi­nal game was on Satur­day, March 18, where Laval shared the El­wood High court in Deer Lake with Bal­ti­more School from Fer­ry­land. It ended with a score of 80-56 for Laval, giv­ing the Pla­cen­tia school a pro­vin­cial ti­tle.

This wasn’t the first time Laval met Bal­ti­more on the court that week­end, how­ever. The pre­vi­ous morn­ing the two schools had a much closer game. Laval came out on top in that game as well, though, with a fi­nal score of 5956.

Me­lanie Whyte, Laval High’s coach, said the team worked hard lead­ing up to the tour­na­ment, and that she was proud to see how well ev­ery­one played.

“Dur­ing the last two weeks lead­ing up to (the tour­na­ment), we’ve been in the gym prac­tic­ing any­where be­tween four to five times a week just to work on all the lit­tle things the girls wanted to work on, which def­i­nitely helped in the long run,” said Whyte.

Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate placed fourth over­all in the tour­na­ment, hav­ing lost their first game on Fri­day against El­wood High 64-49. How­ever, they came back later that day against Lewis­porte Col­le­giate, win­ning 64-34, and again Satur­day morn­ing against Meni­hek High with a fi­nal score of 59-24.

Laval High and Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate both shared the court Satur­day af­ter­noon, with Laval beat­ing Car­bon­ear by a close score of 47-43.

Brook­lyn Mc­Carthy won the In­di­vid­ual Sports­man­ship award for Laval High. Bri­anna Meadus of Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate was also pre­sented with the award.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Laval girls’ bas­ket­ball team with their cham­pi­onship ban­ner. (Front, from left) Ken­dra Whyte, Lau­ren Kelly, Abby Gam­bin, Robyn Cul­leton, Am­ber Bar­ron; (back) Mackenzie Leonard-Power, Emily O’Keefe, Brook­lyn Mc­Carthy, Hil­lary Neville, Emily Fo­ley, Me­lanie Whyte, Laura Lawes.

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