DVSS hosts ju­nior basketball tour­na­ment

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Krys McHugh

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.

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