Chatham-Kent’s highest ranked basketball team, the U13 Chatham-Kent Wildcats Bantam Girls competed at their Provincial Championships this past weekend in Windsor. This was the third year the team has played in Division One.
The Wildcats were ranked 7th heading into the weekend and were the only team from #4-8 to defeat a higher ranked team. On Friday night the Wildcats defeated Newman Youth – Stoney Creek who were the #3 seed.
Below are the results from the weekend:
Chatham-Kent- 41 Newman- 29
Top Scorers: Burke Bechard – 15, Lauren Ball – 14, Allyson Huckle – 4, Brooke Mackinnon and McKenna Ladd both with 2.
Chatham-Kent has played Newman 3 other times this season and have only beaten them once by 2 when their 6 foot center was injured. She played in the game on Friday, but the Wildcats lead from the opening tip and never looked back.
Chatham-Kent- 30 York Avengers- 49
Top Scorers: Burke Bechard – 8, Julia Rush and Lauren Ball both with 6, Riley Torres – 3, Allyson Huckle and Kaylee Boulley both with 2, Brooke Mackinnon and McKenna Ladd both with 1.
Chatham-Kent- 43 Welland Warriors – 46
Top Scorers: Burke Bechard – 16, McKenna Ladd – 7, Logan Kucera, Loren Koluk and Brooke Mackinnon all with 4, Allyson Huckle and Lauren Ball both with 3, Jana Kucera – 2.
Chatham-Kent hoped a win in this game would mean advancing to Sunday’s semi-finals. However, #2 seed York lost to Newman in pool play which meant that win or lose, the U13 Wildcats were not advancing because of tie breaker rules.