Lockeport girls celebrating provincial basketball silver

Published on March 8, 2014

The Lockeport Senior Girls team shared a photo with the provincial champions Oxford team after the game.

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By Amy Woolvett

The Lockeport Senior Girls Basketball team saw silver at the provincial championships held in Cape Breton.

 “We were looking for gold but they did good,” said Julie Balish, coach for the team.

She said this was the first year the team has gone to provincials and the mainly grade 10’s were up against mainly grade 12’s for the championship game.

“It was like David and Goliath,” said Balish.  Despite this the girls played hard despite their hard loss to Oxford.

Balish said it was a great experience for the girls who were able to take the trip to Cape Breton.  The owners of Keltic Lodge opened their resort especially for the tournament where all the travelling teams stayed.