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(Posted 7:30 a.m., Feb..13)
Host Wolverines win Major Midget tournament title
By Fred Sherwin

The Gloucester Wolverines’ Aiesha Roy makes a move to the basket during the Major Bantam AA final on Sunday. Roy scored a game high 13 points in leading her team to the gold medal. Fred Sherwin/Photo

The Gloucester Cumberland Basketball Association held its annual Mike O’Connor Memorial Tournament on the weekend and heading into the final day of action on Sunday, no fewer than four Wolverine teams were in contention for a gold medal.

By the time the final whistle had blown, however, only two of those teams walked off the court with the gold medals they were seeking. One of those teams was the Juvenile squad, which beat the Peterborough Power 45-20 thanks to an aggressive defence and their ability to capitalize on their opponents turnovers.

The other team was the Major Midget AA squad which struggled through the first three quarters against their Ottawa Next Level opponents before going on a 10-2 run in the fourth stanza to easily win by 11 points.

The key to the turnaround, according to Wolverines coach Ian Hunter, was getting the players to pick things up on defence and driving to the basket on offence rather than take low percentage shots from the perimeter.

The comeback was led by Camille Kulinda-Olibrice, who made three of four free throws and added a layup to spark the 10-2 run, and Aiesha Roy, who drained a three-point shot just as the shot clock was expiring and made another long range shot late in the fourth quarter to give her team a 32-23 lead.

Thalia G. added a basket in the dying seconds to make the final score 34-23.

Kulinda-Olibrice ended the game with nine points, while Roy led all scorers with 13 points.

In the only other gold medal game featuring a GCBA representative, the Major Atom AAA Wolverines fell 27-20 to the Brockville Spirits at Colonel By Secondary School.

The Wolverines boys teams will get a chance to represent the GCBA when the association hosts the Gloucester Wolverines Boys Invitational Tournament in two weeks.

(This story was made possible thanks to their generous support of our local business partners.)


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