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.
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.