Back Row: Brian Doucet (coach), Summer Pitman, Sarah Faulkenham, Hannah Saulnier, Hallie Moore, Andrea Oguntade, Janelle Brewer, Josiane Doucet, Laura Comeau (coach), Courtney Ebbett, Mary Saulnier (coach). Kneeling: Aliyah Annis, Sophie Atkinson, Sophie Surette. Front: Maddie Baxter and Sydney Barr.
The Maple Grove girls’ basketball team is the junior high district champion for Yarmouth-Shelburne counties and will be looking to add the title of regional champions to their season’s résumé when they host regionals on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
Maple Grove hosted districts on Tuesday, Feb. 18. They first defeated Barrington 49-21. Top scorers for Maple Grove were Sophie Atkinson with 13 points and Andrea Oguntade with 11 points. Sophie Surette and Courtney Ebbett each had six points.
Maple Grove then went on to defeat Shelburne 35-29 to capture the districts title. Top scorers for Maple Grove were Sophie Atkinson with 18 points, Hannah Saulnier with 10 points and Sophie Surette with 6 points.
The Maple Grove girls’ basketball team has a record of 17 wins and one loss in district and tournament play. The team is only comprised of Grade 7 and 8 players and finds itself on the court competing against schools whose teams are usually made up mostly of Grade 9 students.
A schedule for regionals will be posted on our website when it is available.
Here is the regionals schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 25. (Wednesday, Feb. 26 has been selected as a storm day). All games played at Maple Grove.
Game # 1 - 11:00 Bayview VS Middleton
Game # 2 - 12:30 West Hants VS Maple Grove
Game # 3 - 2:30 Consolation Game
Game # 4 - 4:00 Championship Game