U14 Callahan Div 2 Ontario Cup Bronze

The Belleville Spirits U14 Callahan girls travelled to Niagara this past weekend to compete at the Ontario Cup Provincial playoff.
As the 3 seed in Division 2, the girls we were positioned to compete for a medal.

Opening game on Friday night was against the Barrie Royals who Belleville had already beaten once earlier in the season.

Belleville jumped on Barrie early with their trapping defense, forcing turnovers which lead to transition baskets.

Leading 26-15 at the half, Belleville cruised to a 56-31 win.

Sofia Edgett led the scoring with 27 points, followed by Rose Hanna with 12 and Kyrah Currin with 8.

Game 2 Saturday morning presented another familiar opponent, the Windsor Lady Suns.
Again, the Spirits defense was too much for the Suns to handle. Windsor could only muster 11 first half points and Belleville kept up the offensive pace winning 55-23.

A balanced scoring attack lead by Edgett 22, Hanna 11, Currin 7, both Peyton Pleasance and Kaylynn Dutton with 6 apiece.

A gold medal berth was on the line in game #3 as Belleville faced another 2-0 team, the St. Thomas Shock.

Spirits jumped out to an early 8-0 lead but were unable to put any more distance between them and St. Thomas.

Despite too many uncharacteristic turnovers and missed free throws, Belleville maintained a 30-25 lead at the half.

Unfortunately, the turnovers and missed scoring opportunities were too much to overcome and St. Thomas came away with a 57-49 win, bumping Belleville to the bronze medal game against the Huron Lakers.

Edgett and Hanna lead the scoring again with 23 and 15 respectively. Currin, Pleasance and Myla Empey all with 4.

Getting fired up for a bronze medal game after a disappointing loss can be tough but the girls understood the assignment.

They still had something to play for and ending the season with a win no matter the circumstances, should always be the goal.
Belleville has a win and a loss against Huron during the season, both very competitive and physical games. With only one result in mind on Sunday morning, the Spirits dominated the game from start to finish.

Frustrating Huron with their smothering defense and then pushing the pace on offense, Belleville put together their best all around game of the year, ending up with a 43-24 bronze medal win.
Edgett-24, Hanna-12.

Belleville ends the season ranked in the top 20 in Ontario and the top team in Eastern Ontario.

Thanks to team sponsors Patriot Excavating, Stegg, Free Flow, Sprague Foods, Workspace Office Solutions, Build All Contractors, and Watson Land Surveyors Ltd

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