Two Nova Scotia girls’ teams go undefeated

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At Summerside Intermediate tournament

SUMMERSIDE – Two teams from Nova Scotia posted perfect records in girls’ play at the ninth annual Summerside Intermediate School (SIS) Hoopfest basketball tournament here last weekend.

The Central Colchester Bears and New Glasgow Junior High Panthers each went 3-0 (won-lost) while the host SIS Owls went 2-1. The other Prince County team, Summerside-based Athena Hawks, finished with a 1-2 mark.

The two-day tournament, which featured a round-robin format and no championship games, attracted a total of 12 teams – six boys and six girls.

Following is a look at the girls’ games:

New Glasgow Panthers 39

SIS Owls 19

At SIS, the Panthers played outstanding defence in the second half, limiting the Owls to just two points.

Riley Sood and Shalena Floyd both had 10 points for the Panthers. Georgia Baker netted nine to lead the Owls.

The score at the half was 23-17 for New Glasgow.

Players of the game were Lucia MacKay (Panthers) and Tara Campbell (Owls).

SIS Owls 51

Bayview Bobcats 30

At SIS, the Owls played great defence on their way to an easy win.

Campbell poured in a game-high 16 points to lead the Owls. Phoebe Van Der Muelen, who was named the SIS player of the game, chipped in with eight points.

Selena O’Quinn scored 12 points for the Bobcats while Shelby Trask and Sydney Goode each chipped in with six.

The Owls led 22-7 at halftime.

O’Quinn was Bayview’s player of the game.

New Glasgow Panthers 50

Bayview Bobcats 27

At SIS, the Panthers opened up a 29-16 advantage at the half, and never looked back versus Bayview.

Shalena Floyd (12) and Katelyn Biron (11) were New Glasgow’s top scorers. Goode (9) was the top offensive producer for the Bobcats.

Players of the game were Floyd and Goode.

SIS Owls 34

Hebbville Patriots 10

At SIS, the Owls built an 11-2 lead at the half.

Baker (14) was the Owls’ leading offensive producer. Hebbville’s top scorer is unavailable.

Players of the game were Julie Woods (Owls) and Olivia Cooper (Patriots).

Colchester Bears 53

Athena Hawks 37

At Athena Consolidated, Central Colchester overcame a 28-24 advantage at the half.

Katie Upham (17) of the Bears and the Hawks’ Nikki Arsenault (15) were the top scorers for their respective teams.

Players of the game were Emma Gogan (Bears) and Katrina Martin (Hawks).

Athena Hawks 48

Hebbville Patriots 21

At Athena Consolidated, Arsenault sank a game-high 21 points to ignite the Hawks’ attack.

Emma Sutherland (4) was the top scorer for Hebbville, which trailed 25-15 at halftime.

Players of the game were Arsenault and Tanisha Teal (Hebbville).

Central Colchester Bears 49

Hebbville Patriots 21

At Athena Consolidated, Upham’s 25-point effort led the Bears, who took a 20-13 advantage into halftime.

Loren Bedgood was Hebbville’s top scorer with eight points.

Players of the game were Morgan George (Bears) and Kay Daniels (Patriots).

Central Colchester Bears 40

Bayview Bobcats 27

At Athena Consolidated, the Bears got off to a quick start by building a 27-8 lead at the half en route to the 13-point victory.

Upham’s 15 points keyed the Bears’ offence, and O’Quinn netted 16 for Bayview.

Players of the game were Jamie Worshek (Bears) and Halee Falkenham (Bobcats).

New Glasgow Panthers 48

Athena Hawks 41

At Athena Consolidated, Sood’s 14 points were tops for the Panthers.

Arsenault had a game-high 20 points for the Hawks, who trailed 22-14 at halftime.

Players of the game were Catrin Skelton (Panthers) and Caitlin Arsenault (Hawks).

How They Finished

Girls’ standings at SIS Hoopfest:


Central Colchester 3 0

New Glasgow 3 0

S’side Intermediate 2 1

Athena 1 2

Hebbville 0 3

Bayview 0 3

Organizations: Panthers, Baker

Geographic location: New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Summerside Prince Colchester

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