Basketball

Transway girls return to the top


In an exciting April 12 weekend of provincial basketball tournament play, the Transway Bantam girls regained their title as Division One Provincial Champions.

The girls went 4-0 at provincials winning their games (56-20, 52-16, 56-39, and 36-26).

The Transway Bantams are once again Ontario champions. Pictured, left to right are: Front Row: Peyton Connolly, Yasmine Ahllamara; Middle Row: Taylor Marof, Sara Bozzo, Olivia Mathews, Alessandra Chiarot; Standing: Coach Jodie Connolly, Kaillie Hall, Meira Morphet, Emily Martindale, Hanna Kristensen, Claire Sutherland-Case, Aerial Wilson, Coach Kelly Dunham. (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson/Transway Basketball)

The Transway Bantams are once again Ontario champions. Pictured, left to right are: Front Row: Peyton Connolly, Yasmine Ahllamara; Middle Row: Taylor Marof, Sara Bozzo, Olivia Mathews, Alessandra Chiarot; Standing: Coach Jodie Connolly, Kaillie Hall, Meira Morphet, Emily Martindale, Hanna Kristensen, Claire Sutherland-Case, Aerial Wilson, Coach Kelly Dunham. (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson/Transway Basketball)

The team boasted a stellar season winning six gold and one silver medal in tournament play. Their lone miss was by a single point. Once again, Hamilton established itself as a hot bed for girls basketball, with four of the top eight teams in the province coming from the region.

Transway knew its competition at the provincial championships would be tough, and came prepared mentally and physically for an intense weekend of basketball. The team’s coaches commend each of the players for contributing to a championship season that included consistent support of each other on and off the court. As a group, they have earned their spot as the top team in Ontario.

Transway claimed the provincial crown in 2012 and placed third last season.

The team will travel to Syracuse, N.Y. to defend one more title in their final tournament of the season.

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