7 a.m., May 6)
Midget Wolverines settle for silver at provincial basketball
Special to Orléans
Gloucester Wolverines Major Midget girls basketball team
ended their season with a silver medal performance at
the Ontario provincial championships on the weekend.
Wolverines played hard all weekend, winning three closely
fought games and erasing a seven-point deficit in the
second half of their semi-final game to advance to Sundays
gold medal game was tightly contested affair with the
lead changing hands several times between the Gloucester
side and the Barrie Royals.
Wolverines had a chance to tie the score with one second
left but the three point attempt brushed the inside of
the rim, bounced across the hoop and then rattled off
the rim again and out.
the initial disappointment wore off, the sense of accomplishment
at having won a silver medal began to sink in, making
the long drive home from Niagara Falls a lot more bearable.
thanks go to the coaches, whose dedication throughout
the season and their philosophy of fair play and sportsmanship
helped mould a wonderful group of girls into better people.
the team will be broken up next year as half the girls
will be moving up to the next age group. But friendships
were made and the season will always be looked back on
with great fondness. Congratulations girls on a job well
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business partners.)
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