Stu­dents get to play basketball again at Liver­pool High

U18 team hosts in­vi­ta­tional tour­na­ment

The Queens County Advance - - COMMUNITY - TC ME­DIA LIVER­POOL

A lo­cal U18 team is bring­ing basketball to Liver­pool for a full slate of high paced ac­tion on March 3, 4, 5th at Liver­pool Re­gional High School. Made up of play­ers from Liver­pool High and Shel­burne High, the Sou’west Vol­un­teers are wel­com­ing teams from Amherst, Ar­gyle, Yar­mouth, Pug­wash, Colch­ester, Shel­burne County, and Hal­i­fax, open­ing up on Fri­day Night ver­sus the de­fend­ing Basketball Nova Scotia Divi­sion 1 Cham­pion Clear­wa­ter Hustlers.

“The Hustlers play a high scor­ing, high oc­tane type of basketball. We have played them a few times, and each time we are up against it. We ex­pect them to come out fir­ing on all cylin­ders” said Coach Josh Brown.

Coach Brown and the Sou’west Vol­un­teers are one of dozens of teams that play un­der the Basketball Nova Scotia um­brella. For­tu­nately, this has meant that a lot of play­ers have been able to con­tinue play­ing basketball dur­ing the re­cent work to rule cam­paign, in­clud­ing sev­eral grad­u­at­ing play­ers. The Nova Scotia School Ath­letic Fed­er­a­tion de­ter­mined on Wed­nes­day, Feb. 22 that the Re­gional and Pro­vin­cial Cham­pi­onships in basketball will not be con­tested for the 2016-2017 school year.

“You can’t fill that void. But with our own Pro­vin­cial Cham­pi­onships on April 1st Week­end, and a part­ner­ship with Yar­mouth to host an­other tour­na­ment in March, the kids get to lace them up and play with to­gether – they are all friends first. Basketball brings them closer, I think.”

Liver­pool res­i­dents Cen­ter Jared War­ring­ton, small for­ward Andy Dixon, and guard Tet­suya Miyamoto will be de­fend­ing their home court for the last time.

“I am so ex­cited for this...lit­er­ally the one thing I was ask­ing for be­fore I grad­u­ate was to play ball in Liver­pool again,” says War­ring­ton.

A hos­pi­tal­ity ta­ble will be on site for light re­fresh­ments. Ad­mis­sion is by do­na­tion.

Fri­day March 3 @ Liver­pool High

7:15 p.m. Sou’west Vol­un­teers VS Clear­wa­ter Hustlers

Satur­day March 4 @ Liver­pool High

9 a.m. Sou’west Vol­un­teers VS Hal­i­fax

10:30 a.m. CBA U16 Tigers VS Yar­mouth Griz­zlies

12 p.m. Clear­wa­ter Hustlers Vs Hal­i­fax

1:30 p.m. Pug­wash Thunder VS Ar­gyle Basketball

3 p.m. Amherst VS Clear­wa­ter Hustlers

4:30 p.m. CBA U16 Tigers VS Ar­gyle Basketball

6 p.m. Sou’west Vol­un­teers Vs Amherst

7:30 p.m. Pug­wash Thunder VS Yar­mouth Griz­zlies

Sun­day March 5 @ Liver­pool High

9 a.m. CBA U16 Tigers Vs Pug­wash Thunder

10:30 a.m. Hal­i­fax VS Amherst 1:30 p.m. Cham­pi­onship

3 p.m. Con­so­la­tion

4:30 p.m. Su­per Con­so­la­tion

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