Saturday, March 5, 2016

Chinook Basketball: Pincher Creek JV and SV Girls host WCCHS Cobras

Retiring Senior Dragons:
Rebecca Lowry, Ashtyn Duncan, Samantha Cyr, Megan McGlynn, Alissa Bonertz, and (missing from photo) Jordan Smith

Josh Davis

On Tuesday, February 29, the Pincher Creek Girls JV and SV Basketball teams hosted their WCCHS Cobras counterparts. The JV Cobras defeated the Hawks 45-31. Both Pincher Creek teams are amalgamations of St. Michael's and Matthew Halton students this season.  The SV game was close, but the Dragons won it 60-50. Since this will be the last home game for the girls Dragons before zones and the tournament season, Pincher Coach John Lowry took a moment between the games to honour his departing senior athletes and their supportive family members.

“It’s been a pleasure working with them this season,” said Coach Lowry. “For the longest time I’ve been coaching against half of these girls, and it was fun when I started coaching with them, and not having to have that rivalry between St Mike’s and Matthew Halton.” Six young ladies are graduating from the Senior Girls teams this year, including Samantha Cyr, Ashtyn Duncan, Megan McGlynn, Rebecca Lowry, Alissa Bonertz, and Jordan Smith, who was absent.

JV Hawks vs Cobras

JV Hawks vs Cobras

Pincher Creek's JV Hawks  played the Cobras at the Halton gym before the senior games. As reported in an earlier article, the Hawks managed to bridge the gap somewhat in the fourth quarter, but the Cobras ultimately won 45-31.

SV Dragons vs Cobras

The Senior Dragons fared much better than their JV Counterparts, and their game against the Cobras was close until the final quarter. The Dragons and the Cobras traded for the lead in the first quarter, with the Dragons in the lead 14-12 at the end of the first quarter. The Dragons gained a substantial lead in the second quarter, but the Cobras caught up with them, with the score 29-27 with two and a half minutes left in the quarter. This pattern continued throughout the third quarter, with the Hawks gaining a slight lead only for the Cobras to catch up with them again. However, the Cobras tired out in the final quarter, and the Hawks won it by ten points, 60-50.

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