January Thaw Invitational

Jamie Heap
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Published on January 05, 2014

Avon View Avalanche players Sam Swinamer (14) and Sophie Parker (22) line-up for a free thow attempt by Springhill Golden Eagles player Rachel Terris while teammate Jessie Cummings stretches her leg.

Published on January 05, 2014

Springhill Eagles coach Darrell McClellan talks strategy Saturday with his team during their game against the Avon View Avalanche.

Published on January 05, 2014

Springhill Golden Eagles player Mallory Thompson (3) posts up against McKayla States (8) of the Avon View Avalanche while Golden Eagles player Erika Scott (8) tries to steal the ball away from her.

Published on January 05, 2014

Avon View Avalanche and Springhill Golden Eagles players alike look on as Eagles player Jessie Cummings gives it her all to the steal the ball.

Published on January 05, 2014

Springhill Golden Eagles player Kylee Balser (14) dribbles the ball up court, looking for someone open to pass the ball to.

Springhill Golden Eagles hold round robin basketball tournament at ARHS, OREC

AMHERST-While the weather outside may not have lived up to the tournament's name, the Springhill Golden Eagles senior girls basketball team is hosted the Scotiabank January Thaw Invitational.

"Originally scheduled to be a six team tournament on Friday and Saturday, the tournament had to be modified because of bad weather, resulting in the tournament being played in Amherst on Saturday and Oxford on Sunday, with only 4 teams being able to attend," stated Springhill Golden Eagles assistant coach Murray Thompson.

"In the first game of the tournament, Springhill took on Moncton, with Springhill losing a heart-breaking game 58-57," said Thompson "A Moncton player hit a 3 point shot as time expired to pull out the win."  

Player of the game for Springhill was Sydnee Balser.

"The next game saw Avonview beat Hants East by a score of 76 - 29," said Thompson. "Moncton and Hants East played next; this game went into overtime before Moncton prevailed by a score of 59-54"

"Springhill then took on Avonview, and, in yet another close game, Avonview managed to hang on for a 59-54 win."

Once again, Sydnee Balser was named Springhill's player of the game.

"On Sunday, Springhill took on Hants East and came away with a convincing 75-29 win," stated Thompson."Stephanie McCormick earned player of the game for the host team. In the championship game Avonview controlled the game from start to finish, beating Moncton by a score of 65-41 to secure the banner."

"The Springhill team would like to thank everyone who made this tournament a great success, as a lot of last minute work had to be done to secure gym time, referees, school custodians, and tournament workers."


Organizations: Scotiabank, Oxford Regional Education Centre

Geographic location: AMHERST, Hants East

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