PAB se­niors im­press.

Win a well-de­served sil­ver medal.

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - Front page -

The St. James se­nior girls’ vol­ley­ball team from Port aux Basques at­tended its sec­ond tour­na­ment of the year in Gan­der re­cently, with 24 teams par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Fe­male B di­vi­sion.

On Nov. 3 the team played Pear­son High from New Wes Val­ley. The girls played very well and won the first set 25-22. In the sec­ond set New Wes Val­ley came out strong and de­feated Port aux Basques 25-17.

In the third set the girls re­sponded with a 15- 8 vic­tory. In the sec­ond match, St. James played a B team from Gan­der Col­le­giate and won 25-18 and 25- 18, plac­ing them in tier one.

On Nov. 4 there was a sec­ond round-robin of first-place teams but only two teams ad­vanced to the play­offs from each sec­tion.

First up was Leo Burke Academy from Bishop’s Falls, the same team Port aux Basques de­feated last year at the 17U pro­vin­cial cham­pi­onships 16-14 in the third set to win gold.

Both sets were a bat­tle, but the girls wanted to win and de­feated Leo Burke 25-18 and 25-22.

Next up was St. Mark’s from Kings Cove. The girls came out fly­ing and won 25-9 and 25-18, giv­ing them first place for the di­vi­sion.

Into the quar­ter­fi­nal St. James had their hands full go­ing against King Academy from Har­bour Bre­ton. In the first set they were down 19-13 and came back to win 25-23. The next set was the same and Port aux Basques pulled off a 25- 20 vic­tory.

In the semi­fi­nal St. James was up against Jane Collins Academy from Hare Bay. In the first set St. James was ahead and never looked back from a 25-16 win; but the girls made lots of er­rors and were ham­mered 25-11.

In the third set St. James came out fly­ing and won 15-6. This set up a match with Cloud River. In the first set St. James had a 10-point lead but gave it up and lost 25-20.

In the sec­ond set the points see- sawed back and forth and with a few great plays, St. James won 25- 23. In the third set Port aux Basques held on tough but lost 15-10 to claim the sil­ver for some of the best sets and matches the girls have ever played.

WIL­LIAM CARTER

The St. James se­nior girls’ vol­ley­ball team from Port aux Basques af­ter their sil­ver-medal vic­tory. Back: Kelsey Lawrence, Megan Savoury, Jen­nifer Or­gan, Court­ney Porter, Toni Bob­bett, Macken­zie Chant, Kara MacIsaac, Leah Dot­tin and Wil­liam Carter. Front: Chloe Mun­den, Rachel Wal­ters, Megan Clarke, Han­nah An­der­son and Megan Scott.

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