Bantam Wildcats Open Season On Winning Note
This past weekend the Chatham-Kent Wildcats Major Bantam Girl’s team travelled to Toronto and participated in the Ontario Fall Shootout, which took place at the Toronto International Centre. The tournament, with both bantam and major bantam boy’s and girl’s teams, had over 80 teams participating on 8 courts, all under one roof.
The Wildcat Major Bantam Girls won all 4 of their games for a perfect start to this year’s Ontario Basketball season.
In the first game the Wildcats defeated the York North team by a score of 40 to 14. Marissa Beselaere led the way with 12 points and 5 steals. Elliot Cowan added 6 points, 7 rebounds, 8 steals and 4 assists and Jillian Vickery had 6 points, 6 rebounds and 7 steals.
In the second game the Wildcat team faced the tough Sudbury Jam team and came away with a 42-39 victory. In this contest Elliot Cowan had 13 points, 11 boards, 5 steals, 3 assists and 2 blocks. Marissa Beselaere contributed 9 points shooting 3 of 6 from the 3 point line, Melissa Pardy had 6 points and Claire Cox five points.
In the third game of the weekend the Wildcats took on another tough team, the Etobicoke Thunder, and pulled off a close 32-27 win. Melissa Pardy led the way with 8 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks. Elliot Cowan added 7 points, 11 boards, 6 steals, 2 assists and 3 blocks.
In the final game of the weekend the Wildcats defeated Stoney Creek Storm by a score of 57-26. Marissa Beselaere, Sara Turner and Jillian Vickery all had 8 points, Elliot Cowan and Claire Cox added 7 points each. Solara Howe, Bella Bugros, and Taliah Belanger each added 4 points.