WOODSTOCK -- The two teams that were to meet in the championship final of the Hernewood Intermediate School Girls basketball tournament last weekend elected not to play the final and they both got to take the championship banner home with them.
That’s because the championship final was to feature two teams from the same Nova Scotia school. The E.B. Chandler Grade 7s won Pool A of the eight-team tournament while the E.B. Chandler Grade 8s were winners of Pool B.
The Grade 7s tied with the host Hernewood Girls with a 2-1 record but were awarded first place based on their win over Hernewood. Kensington took third in the pool although tied with Pugwash with a 1-2 record.
In Pool B, the Grade 8s from E.B. Chandler were the cleare winners with a 3-0 record, followed by East Wiltshire, 2-1; M.E. Callaghan, 1-2 and Springhill, 0-3.
Instead of there being a championship final, Hernewood played a fun exhibition game against the E.B. Chandler Grade 8s and prevailed 34-33.
Two players, an offensive all-star and a defensive all-star, were selected from each team. The following are the all-stars (offensive followed by defensive):
E.B. Chandler Grade 7 – Darcy Gould and Ceilidh Bennett; Hernewood – Madison MacKinnon and Dena McHugh; Kensington – Annie Tuplin and Abby Donald; Pugwash – Natasha G and Jessie Brophy; E.B. Chandler Grade 8 – Emma Gould and Sharon McCrossin; East Wiltshire – Madison Vos and Kellyn Laverty; M.E. Callaghan – Rickilee MacLeod and Madelyn Aylward and Springhill – Chelsea Atkinson and Lyndsay Brown.