Major Bantam Wildcats Win Gold
The Wildcats opened the tournament strong, going 3-0 in pool play. In their opening game, Chatham-Kent took a 48-16 win over London CYO. Emily Kirkpatrick was the Wildcats leading scorer in the tournament, and opened strong collecting 10-points and 8 rebounds. Tammy Gao had 8-points, and Jessica Jordan had 7-points, while Sammi Vlasman, 9 boards, 2 blocks, and 3 points, and Winnie Dinh 5 steals, 3 assists, and 2 points were strong on both sides of the ball.
In their second game, the Wildcats continued winning, with a 39-20 victory over the Guelph Phoenix. Kirkpatrick had 8-points, 7 steals, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists in the win, while Erykah Bugros and Jessica Jordan each had six points. Avia Stone, Brooke Curran, Abby Roesch had 5-points each. Vlasman was again defensively strong, grabbing 7 boards and 2 points in the game.
To finish out pool play, Chatham-Kent took a 40-27 win over the Orillia Lakers. Kirkpatrick had 9-points, Stone had 8, and Carol Tran picked up 7-points in the win.
Advancing to the semi-final against the Brantford Briers, the Wildcats advanced to the final with a 41-34 win. Tran had 7-points, while Brooke Curran and Kirkpatrick each scored 6, while Avia Stone and Jessica Jordan each had strong games on both side of the ball.
Facing the Niagara Selects in the final, Emily Kirkpatrick had a spectacular game scoring 18-points, and pulling down 11 rebounds in a 46-43 gold medal win. Jordan and Stone each had 5-points, while Vlasman had 10 rebounds and 4-points.
Pictured Above: Front row – left-right – Jessica Jordan, Jade Barko, Tammy Gao, Abby Roesch, Emily Kirkpatrick
Back row – left-right – Carol Tran, Sammi Vlasman, Avia Stone, Winnie Dinh, Brooke Curran, Aubrey Michaud, and Erykah Bugros. The team is coached by Charles Peet and assisted by Tracey Goosney and Sel Jordan.