Competing in Division 4 the fifth seeded North Bay Spartans U15 girls captured a silver medal at this weekend’s basketball Ontario Cup being held in Oshawa. The girls opened the round robin with a tight loss to the fourth seeded Etobicoke Rams but bounced back well in the afternoon to knock off the top ranked Halton Huskies to secure a spot in Saturday’s semi-finals.
Awaiting the Spartans in the semi-final were the second seed Ancaster Magic who had gone pool play undefeated. A complete team effort accompanied by a strong defensive showing allowed the girls to complete the upset in a thrilling overtime finish. The win setup a rematch with the Rams. Despite a great effort the girls fell three points shy of the championship in a 31-28 defeat.
The coaching staff would like to thank the girls along with their supportive parents for an incredible year and continued commitment and engagement throughout the year.
Team members include Katey Reichstein, Ariawna Vince, Drew Anthony, Sienna Hummel, Lauren Paleczny, Grace Mills, Mikayla Peel, Skye McCourt, Kennedy Kerr and Annie Culhane. Coaching staff includes Alexis Caruso, Shaelyn Poulin and Mat Sneddon.