7:30 a.m., Feb..13)
Wolverines win Major Midget tournament title
By Fred Sherwin
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
Gloucester Cumberland Basketball Association held its
annual Mike OConnor 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
G. added a basket in the dying seconds to make the final
ended the game with nine points, while Roy led all scorers
with 13 points.
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.
Wolverines boys teams will get a chance to represent the
GCBA when the association hosts the Gloucester Wolverines
Boys Invitational Tournament in two weeks.
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