DVSS hosts junior basketball tournament
The DVSS girl’s Junior A team won two out of three games played over the weekend at the tournament.
Head coach, Jeff Messom said, “Over the weekend the Junior A Girls went 2 and 1. The girls won their first game 36-35 over Duchess, after trailing by 11 points to start the fourth quarter, to score 21 points in the fourth and to take a 1 point victory.”
In the second game the Dynos fell to Westmount 4136. There was some poor free throw shooting in the 4th quarter, only going 2 of 12 from the line.
After their loss to Westmount, Gabby Thomson, from the Junior Dynos told The Mail, “We gave a good effort but we had a lack of focus.” Brookelyn Lotz, also from the junior Dynos said, “It was a hard fight but we tried our best but in the end, sadly it just wasn’t enough.
According to Messom, “In the last game the Dynos took on a league rival, Three Hills, who they beat on Thursday by 2 points in Three Hills. This was another close game going into the 4th quarter, but the girls picked up their defensive play and beat Three Hills 31- 23.”
The tournament took place shortly after the girls Junior A team travelled to Three Hills on Thursday, February 9.
Messom said, “The Junior A girls started off strong and finished the opening quarter with a 14 -2 lead. In the sec- ond quarter the girls struggled to score, allowing Three Hills to close the gap. In the second half the girls continued to have moments of strong play mixed with moments of sloppy play. In the end the girls managed to win a nail biter 33-31.”
The girls Junior A team next see action at home on Thursday, February 23 versus PCA, at 4:15. Friday, February 24, the girls Dynos play in a mini tournament against two strong opponents in JC Charyk and Crowther Memorial before taking a break for a week.
Aly Kroeger, from the DVSS Dynos Junior A team, held off Westmount during the Saturday, February 11 game. The game was their second during the Junior tournament which was held at DVSS Friday, February 10 and Saturday February 11.