Springhill Mini Eagles win SSA grade 5/6 girls tournament

Jamie Heap jmheap@mta.ca
Published on February 9, 2014
Mini Eagles win first place ribbons

Published on 09 February 2014

The Springhill Mini Eagles won first place ribbons Saturday at Spring Street Academy.  In no particular order, they are: Faith Burbine, Felicity Murphy, Selenia Aubichon, Lucy Scott, Abbie McFadden, Emma Berry, Kori Whitford, Brooke Gallager, Lily Arsenault, Asia King, Maddison Doucet, Erica MacAleese and coach Phil Scott.

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SSA wins second place ribbons

Published on 09 February 2014

The Spring Street Academy Springers finished second on Saturday at their grade 5/6 girls basketball tournament.  In no particular order: Olivia Doucette, Kennedy Hope, Isabelle Lanteigne, Jessica Landry, Lexi Parker-Critch, Abbey Letcher, Hannah Nixon, Haylee Landry, Mehkya Blanch, Yasmin Nemburt, Chloe Ripley, Kennedy Hyatt, coaches Krista Leigh Nixon and Joy McLean.      

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Springhill Foul Shot

Published on 09 February 2014

<strong>-</strong>(From left) Spring Street Academy Springer Abbey Letcher looks on while Springhill Mini Eagle Asia King guards her as teammate Abbie McFadden attempts a foul shot on Saturday.&nbsp;

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CNA Hawks show team spirit

Published on 09 February 2014

Members of the CNA Hawks and coaching staff cheer on their teammate as she attempts a foul shot.&nbsp;

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Battle for the Ball

Published on 10 February 2014

Members of the CNA Hawks and Springhill Eagles battle for the ball Saturday during grade 5/6 mini girls basketball Saturday at Spring Street Academy.

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Eagles looking to host potential tournament at high school

AMHERST-It might not have been the championship game that was expected, but it was the final that people received Saturday at Spring Street Academy. The Springhill Mini Eagles beat the Spring Street Academy (SSA) Springers 38-28.

“This was the final game that no one expected,” stated tournament organizer Peter Nixon. “Way to go. All of the games have been close, which is good for the players, but hard on the coaches because the scores have been so close.”

Other action from the four team grade 5/6 girls mini basketball tournament saw the Springhill Eagles defeat the Cumberland North Academy (CNA) 27-7 on Friday and twice more on Saturday. While Cyrus Eaton Elementary got by CNA in a close 22-17 decision on Friday, it was CNA that edged the host SSA 27-25 on Saturday.

In Cyrus Eaton Elementary school’s other three games, they dribbled to a 40-40 tie with SSA on Friday before beating the eventual champions 33-25 on Saturday en route to a third place finish. They also lost 34-23 on Saturday to second place SSA.

“I’m just happy that I have 12 girls ready to learn the game and work so hard for something they really care about,” stated Springhill Mini Eagles coach Phil Scott following the championship game. “We practice out of West End and Junction Road Elementary (schools). The gym just open at the (Springhill) high school. They have the new nets that move up and down, so we can play out of there now. Maybe we can get two to three teams together and a have a tournament there.”

Up next for the Springhill Eagles is a tournament in Sackville, New Brunswick.