Transway Bantams rewarded with silver


The Transway Bantam basketball girls have added a silver medal to their collection of prizes this season, after finishing second at the recent Bantam Winter Kick-Off Classic in Chatham, ON.

The Transway bantam girls returned from Chatham with silver medals. Pictured, left to right are: Front row - Claire Sutherland-Case, Yasmine Ahllamara; middle row - Alessandra Chiarot, Olivia Mathews, Sara Bozzo, Peyton Connolly, Aerial Wilson, Taylor Marof; back row - Hanna Kristensen, Meira Morphet, Emily Martindale, and Kaillie Hall. Missing are coaches Kelly Dunham and Jodie Connolly. (Photo: Robin Leworthy-Wilson/Transway Basketball)

The Transway bantam girls returned from Chatham with silver medals. Pictured, left to right are: Front row – Claire Sutherland-Case, Yasmine Ahllamara; middle row – Alessandra Chiarot, Olivia Mathews, Sara Bozzo, Peyton Connolly, Aerial Wilson, Taylor Marof; back row – Hanna Kristensen, Meira Morphet, Emily Martindale, and Kaillie Hall. Missing are coaches Kelly Dunham and Jodie Connolly. (Photo: Robin Leworthy-Wilson/Transway Basketball)

Previously undefeated with gold medals from their first two tournaments of the season, the team missed out on a third first place finish by one point, losing 34-33 to North Toronto Huskies in the championship game.

Competing against other Ontario Division One teams, the Transway girls scored victories over Dundas (57-34), Chatham (44-33), Kitchener-Waterloo (53-27), and Scarborough (51-25).

Heading into the gold medal game, the team anticipated a highly charged and competitive game against the Huskies. Neither team disappointed, and Transway battled hard with every player contributing to the team’s weekend result. Although the girls lost by a single point in the final, they left proudly with their silver medals and many newly formed friendships.

A highlight of the weekend was the skills competition by the host Chatham Wildcats. Coaches and athletes were randomly divided into teams, providing the opportunity to meet others in a fun and informal evening of friendly competition.

The Transway girls now look ahead to hosting at the 31st Annual Transway Girls tournament in February.