Thursday, December 3, 2015

JV Girls basketball: Flyers defeat Hawks

Chris Davis

Matthew Halton's JV* Girls Hawks hosted Fort Macleod's F.P. Walshe Flyers on Tuesday evening December 1 for a fast paced and physical basketball game.  That it was the beginning of the season was evident, but the enthusiasm of the athletes overcame that to give onlookers an entertaining show.  The Flyers won by a wide margin, but the Hawks didn't just hand it to them, playing hard right up to the final buzzer.  Lots of back and forth in this one. 

The Flyers showed perseverance when it came to plugging away at rebounds, and that definitely helped them on the scoreboard.  They also mounted a very solid defence.  The Hawks did lots of things right, and already look to be contenders this season, despite the score in this game.

Hawk Grace Kirkness with the ball
Top scorer for her team and in the game was Haley Cervo of the Flyers with 8 points total, 6 of them in the second quarter.  Mackenzie was the top Hawk with 6 points, a total matched by Tavin Goodstriker and Sheridan George of the Flyers.

Hawk Aubrey with the ball
The Hawks have another home game scheduled for this evening, Thursday December 3, to start at 4:00 pm.

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