Silver in London gives Wildcats PRIDE


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The Wildcat PRIDE had a very successful outing in London this past weekend (Feb. 6-7) – winning silver in the Ontario Basketball Association London CYO AAA Girls Tournament.

Commencing the weekend, the PRIDE beat Dundas Dynam, 60-58, with a three-pointer scored in the last 10 seconds by Taylor Giancani to tie the game and the winning basket by Keesha Harris with two seconds remaining. Giancani hit 13 points on the board in the game against Dynamo. Kianna Klauck was high scorer with 15 points.

KW Lightening also took a beating from the PRIDE pack, 66-34 with Cass Stafford sinking 14 points for game high scorer. The Thomas sisters – Kaitlyn and Jessica – under the net always seemed to come out with the ball.

In the game against Kingsville, Stafford again sunk 18 points with Giancani sinking 14 points. In all the games, a strong offensive shooting presence helped the PRIDE move into the gold medal round.

Blessed Sacrament Team #1 gave another very aggressive game with the PRIDE playing against some of their summer team mates.

In the gold medal match against Blessed Sacrament 2, the game was within a few baskets for most of the game. It was the most aggressive game of the whole weekend. Keesha Harris played a strong defence while contributing 15 points. Raylene Seaton was the PRIDE’s best hustler for the weekend in all the games.

All in all the PRIDE showed much improvement on their path forward to AAU/NCAA qualifiers in Ohio and Deep South Exposure Tournament in April and AAU/NCAA Nationals at Disney in July.