Girls var­sity bas­ket­ball fin­ishes sea­son with some heavy hard­ware from Pug­wash

Girls dom­i­nate with 2nd and 3rd place fin­ishes; stopped only by Ox­ford

The Victoria Standard - - Front Page - PUG­WASH

Vic­to­ria County was well rep­re­sented at this year’s Di­vi­sion Three Girls Bas­ket­ball Provin­cials held in Pug­wash March 1-3. Cabot Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre and Bad­deck Academy both sent strong teams to the tour­na­ment with high hopes of plac­ing – nei­ther team dis­ap­pointed.

Cabot de­feated Springhill in the first round 67-39 (lead­ing scor­ers were Malery Whitty (19) Olivia Symes (18)) while Bad­deck out­played Pic­tou, 81-57. The first-round ad­vance­ments set up a re­match of the Re­gion­als played weeks ear­lier. In that con­test, Bad­deck bested Cabot on their home court to win the tour­na­ment. How­ever, Cabot re­versed for­tunes in Pug­wash, han­dling Bad­deck 85-70 in the semi-fi­nal to ad­vance to the cham­pi­onship game. Top scor­ers for Cabot in the semi-fi­nals were Malery Whitty with 18pts and Olivia Symes and Joni Whitty who shot for 16 points each. In the fi­nal, the girls fell short against Ox­ford, 77-51. Ox­ford has fielded a com­pet­i­tive team for the bet­ter part of this decade, be­com­ing the heavy favourite to win at provin­cials. It was their sixth con­sec­u­tive NSSAF Di­vi­sion 3 ti­tle.

Most im­pres­sive for the Cabot Var­sity Girls team is their relative youth – not a sin­gle player is grad­u­at­ing this sea­son so ex­pect to see much more from this team next year.

Mean­while, in their con­so­la­tion round, Bad­deck won the bronze medal round against Hal­i­fax Gram­mar, 75-43. Bad­deck will say good­bye to six se­niors this year (M. Camp­bell, B. Gar­land, N. Maccor­mack, G. Mac­don­ald, M. Mason-parkinson and A. Smith) but they have depth on the bench that will con­tinue to make them a strong team head­ing into next year.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to both teams on an in­cred­i­bly ex­cit­ing and suc­cess­ful sea­son.

Mem­bers of the Di­vi­sion 3 bronze medal win­ning team from Bad­deck Academy in­clude back row (left to right): Is­abelle Christie, Marissa Phillips, Cléa Rouault, Anna Mat­suoka, Marylee Par­sons, Leanne Mac­don­ald, Mad­die Beat­tie, Sarah Maccor­mack. Front row (left to right): Ally Smith, Mar­illa Mason-parkinson, Mad­die Camp­bell, Brook­lyn Gar­land, Naomi Maccor­mack and Grace Mac­don­ald. Also pic­tured are Coaches Phil Maccor­mack (back left) and Na­dine Palmizi (far right). Photo by An­drew Brooks / The Vic­to­ria Stan­dard.

Mem­bers of the Di­vi­sion 3 sil­ver medal win­ning team from Cabot Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre in­clude (left to right): Re­becca Bar­ron, Made­lyn Whitty, Malery Whitty, Joni Whitty, Teah Fricker-macneil, Olivia Symes, Ab­bie Dunphy, Ly­dia Whitty, Chloe Mackinnon, Emma Fitzger­ald. Not pic­tured are Head Coach Adam Sams and As­sis­tant Coaches Ja­son Stock­ley, Kelsey Dixon and Am­brose Dunphy. Photo by Jenny Symes.

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