KINKORA – Head coach Brendan Kelly is hoping to have the Kinkora Blazers playing a quicker transition game in the P.E.I. School Athletic Association Senior Girls Basketball League this season.
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Kinkora Blazers head coach Brendan Kelly participates in a foul-shooting drill as team members Maggie MacDonald, centre, and Briar Roberts wait their turn.
“The girls always have fun playing regardless of the outcome of any game,” said Kelly. ”(I’m) looking for that to continue, as well as being more competitive.”
Kelly is optimistic that, with some players having a year’s experience under their belts, it is a reasonable goal.
“(We) always (have) a young, inexperienced team,” said Kelly.
The Blazers, Kelly acknowledges, also “have a couple of new faces” with no basketball experience.
“Four players have one year experience playing competitive ball, and (we have) two Grade 9 players who have never played before." Kinkora head coach Brendan Kelly
“Four players have one year experience playing competitive ball, and (we have) two Grade 9 players who have never played before,” added Kelly.
The Blazers’ roster is comprised of three Grade 12s, two Grade 11s, two Grade 10s and two Grade 9s.
Kelly added Maggie MacDonald, Briar Roberts and Melissa Postma are some key players who will be looked to for leadership.