Novice girls St. Joe's Panthers feel good about progress made on court

Holy Trinity player Abigail Laferriere (right) guards St. Joseph's Panthers player Julia Cameron, who's looking to pass the ball up court, in novice girls basektball action. Photo on Wednesday, December 12, 2019, in Cornwall, Ont. Todd Hambleton/Cornwall Standard-Freeholder/Postmedia Network Todd Hambleton / Todd Hambleton/Standard-Freeholder

Share Adjust Comment Print

It’s a short season, but a long day.

And by the time the host St. Joseph’s Panthers were into their third SDG high school novice girls basketball game on Wednesday, the team had become, well, a team.

“Considering it’s their first time playing (high school basketball), the day really went well,” said Panthers coach Danielle Andre, after a St. Joseph’s 24-12 win against the Holy Trinity Falcons.

“We started out (Wednesday) a little bit rocky, but we really developed some of our skills throughout the day.”

The Panthers played three times in what was the first of two round-robin tournaments to be played at the novice level. In their opener, the Panthers and La Citadelle battled to a 16-16 tie.

St. Joseph’s fell 17-11 to the Char-Lan Crusaders before regrouping for the win against Holy Trinity.

A good thing the Panthers players were quick studies – the next tournament is on Tuesday, being hosted by the Falcons.

“It’s a very short season, two weeks,” Andre said. “We’re just glad we got better, and (the players) had a lot of fun today.”

The Crusaders picked up three victories, defeating the Patriotes 18-8 and getting past Holy Trinity 14-10.

In the other game played, Holy Trinity beat La Citadelle 22-13.

thambleton@postmedia.com

twitter.com/FreeholderTodd

Comments