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Jaxen Baker, CJ Roberts, Caleb Roberts, Cristian Suffi and Amber Roberts in the Pistons Locker Room with Blake Griffin at the Pistons Meet and Greet Feb 2, 2108
This past weekend the Chatham Kent Wildcats Bantam (U13) Boys team went 4-1 enroute to winning gold at the Paul Mitchell Basketball Tournament in Brantford ON.
The Wildcats opened the tournament against Guelph CYO. Noah Dantas lead Chatham to a 56-34 victory with 19 points, Peyton Denomy contributed 11 and Ethan Vandermeersch had 10.
In second round action Chatham-Kent defeated the Cambridge Centaurs 57-34 with a well rounded attack where everyone scored. Owen Guerrieri lead the team with 14 points, Denomy added 12. Joey Lacina and Brett Howe both had 8 points.
Chatham only loss came in overtime to the Stratford Revolution. Guerrieri and Denomy paced the Wildcats again with 11 and 9 points while Bradley Shreve helped with 2 points.
Chatham advanced through to the finals beating the Brantford Hawks 56 -43. Guerrieri lead all scorers with 24 points.
In the finals the Wildcats battled the Guelph Gryphons. Guerrieri had 17 points, Denomy and Dantas had 16 a piece and Lacina contributed 14.
Chathams next action will be Friday February 9th at the Cambridge Centaurs tournament.
The Bantam Wildcats are: Coach David Bakker, Brett Howe, Peyton Denomy, Bradly Shreve, Joey Lacina, Ethan Vandermersch, Noah Dantas, Owen Guerrieri, Coach Ian Macdonald
Last weekend the girls won the Gold Medal at the London 86ers tournament. The team went undefeated by outscoring London 86ers 60-16, Orillia 51-17 and St. Thomas 39-12 in the championship.
The Chatham-Kent Wildcats Major Bantam team won silver at the IEM Tournament
The Chatham-Kent Wildcats Major Bantam Girls played in the IEM basketball tournament in Newmarket this past weekend. Approximately 45 Major Bantam Girl`s teams participated in this tournament, ranked in various groupings from A to AAA. The Wildcats were placed in the AA+ division with teams from Toronto, Ottawa, Windsor, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Chatham-Kent.
The Wildcats went 3 and 1 in pool play, making it to the Gold Medal game, and came away from this one with a hard earned silver medal.
In the first game of pool play the Chatham-Kent girls faced Girl Power Motion, a team from Toronto, and came away with a 37-28 victory. Marissa Beselaere led the team in scoring with 9 points. Claire Cox added 7 points, Briyah Baylis had 6 points and Elliot Cowan had 6 points and 17 rebounds. Both Taliah Belanger and Sydney Sheppy were strong defensively with 6 steals each.
In the second game of pool play the Wildcats faced a much taller KW Vipers Elite team from the Kitchener-Waterloo area. At one point the Wildcats were down by 17 points in this one, but clawed their way back for a 55-49 win. Elliot Cowan led the way, scoring 19 points which included 4 of 7 three pointers, with three 3`s in a row to seal the victory. Claire Cox added 11 points, Jillian Vickery had 7 points and Briyah Baylis had 6 points.
In the third pool game the Wildcats faced the North Toronto Huskies and were narrowly defeated in overtime by a score of 46-43. Elliot once again had a dominant game, scoring 10 points and had 18 rebounds and 4 assists. Claire Cox had 8 points, Marissa Beselaere and Briyah Baylis 6 points each and Solara Howe added 5 points.
In the final pool game the Wildcat girls faced Ottawa Next Level and came away with a 46-41 win. Elliot Cowan continued to show her strong play with 12 points and 6 steals. Marissa Beselaere had 9 points to go along with 3 steals and 4 assists. Claire Cox and Briyah Baylis had 5 points each and Bella Bugros had 4 points.
In the Gold Medal game the girls from Chatham-Kent faced Triple Balance, a team from Toronto. The Triple Balance squad had easily won all of their pool games and were strong, fast and tall. At one point early in the 3rd quarter the Wildcats found themselves down by as much as 18 points before attempting to mount yet another comeback. The Wildcats ran out of time and eventually lost in this final game 58-52. Elliot Cowan`s play was spectacular as she scored 27 points, 8 boards, 3 steals, 2 assists, 3 blocks and no turnovers. Briyah Baylis also continued her strong play with 7 points and 4 assists.
Team members include Elliot Cowan, Claire Cox, Melissa Pardy, Marissa Beselaere, Jillian Vickery, Sara Turner, Briyah Baylis, Solara Howe, Megan Colby, Taliah Belanger, Sydney Sheppy and Bella Bugros. Coached by Charles Peet and Skylar Baylis.