Back-To-Back Tournament Wins For The Wallaceburg Airhawks

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The Wallaceburg Airhawks U16 team win their second straight tournament – Contributed Photo

The U16 Wallaceburg Airhawks secured their second gold medal in their second tournament of the year, taking back-to-back titles to open their season.

Once again the Friday night game seemed to be the nemesis for the Airhawks like the previous weekend, except they pulled out the win this weekend. With Wallaceburg playing the East Elgin Eagles it was a struggle to get anything going as the girls could only muster up 43 points but it was enough for the win on this night. Final score was 43-36 with Elliot Cowan leading the way with 13-points, while Marissa Beselaere had 12, and Lauren Harding 10.

Wallaceburg’s second game of the tournament saw the Airhawks face the North Bay Spartans. The Spartans played a tough game and hung around with the Airhawks until about half. In the second half Wallaceburg played great defense and also found their scoring in this game. When the final whistle blew the Airhawks won 64-46 scoring 32 points in each half of the game. Leading scorers this game were Elliot Cowan with 19, and Julia Veenstra with 13.

In the gold medal game the Airhawks faced the Toronto Lords. It was a tough start to the game as the injury bug had Wallaceburg down to 8 players. The first half was a tough contest with Wallaceburg leading by just 4 point, 24-20 at the half. Then came some extremely good basketball as all players had to step up on both ends of the court. In the end the Airhawks prevailed with a convincing 58-31 win. Leading the way was Logan Cormier with 14 points, and Marissa Beselaere with 13.

Next up the Wallaceburg Airhawks are in Toronto with some extremely tough teams hoping to bring another medal home for three straight weekends.

To read about the Wallaceburg Airhawks win last weekend, CLICK HERE.

Pictured Above: L-R Bottom Row – Capresse Freeman, Victoria Byrne, Kayla Nogueira, Marissa Beselaere, Elliot Cowan. L-R Top Row – Rick Freeman(coach), Logan Cormier, Avah Tsaprailis, Katie Forgie, Jeff Byrne(coach), Sara Turner, Julia Veenstra, Lauren Harding, Bill Rhodes(coach). Absent Donna Kucera (coach).

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