U16 McGrath


Darrell McGrath
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Dave Potts
Assistant Coach

Allison McKeown

Julie Wilson

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U16 McGrath girls take home 2nd place trophy at IEM Tournament

By Spirits | March 28, 2024 |

By: Jessyka Maliksi   NEWMARKET – Over the weekend, the u16 McGrath girls competed in the IEM Tournament, and came home with the second-place trophy.   The girls started off the weekend strong, winning three games in a row, leading them to the gold medal game.   The team’s first win was against Oakville Venom, working together and…

U16 Season Recap

By Spirits | June 1, 2023 |

Words from Coach de Vries:  Parents; thank you! Driving kids to practice and back, and weekends, watching, and cheering, bleacher butt and all. For the inevitable consoling, explaining, listening, and guiding that is part of being a parent, but maybe moreso if your child plays sports. Thank you parents! Spirits, the unseen; thank you! Erin,…

U16s Sweep Final Four

By Spirits | April 23, 2023 |

Spirits girls travelled all the way to N. York (that’s North, not New) this past weekend for their Final Four OBL games. Saturday started strong with their second win this season over Ottawa; 46 – 29. Then, North Toronto Huskies, a taller team than us for sure but, over time, no match for our ‘wheels…

U16 Silver finish at Slam Classic 🥈

By Spirits | April 3, 2023 |

Sometimes offence comes to the basketball party. Sometimes not. But for these girls defense owns the gym that hosts the party. And so it was again this weekend. Always, all effort, never quit. Grace and Mak are constant persistent, pesky ball pressure, Lou and Emery the glue that fixes everything, Avery doing whatever asked. Carys,…

U16 girls split games in OBL weekend #4

By Spirits | March 28, 2023 |

The U16 midget girls travelled to Markham this past Saturday for weekend #4 OBL. The team had moved up a pool so certainly both games were more competitive, losing the first 34 – 27 to London Ramblers and winning the afternoon game 55 – 37 over Blessed Sacrement Yellow Jackets. Against London, lots was going…

Success for Spirits this past weekend

By Spirits | March 6, 2023 |

https://inquinte.ca/story/success-for-spirits-this-past-weekend by Brock Ormond Two more medals were won by Belleville Spirits girls basketball teams this past weekend. The U16 Spirits finalized an undefeated season with a gold medal at the IEM Tournament in Newmarket, defeating the Kingston Impact 59-33 in the final game. Meanwhile, the U19 Spirits achieved silver at the Barrie Royals U19 AAA Tournament,…

Gold Medal finish for U16 ladies in Newmarket

By Spirits | March 5, 2023 |

U16 weekend recap from Coach de Vries: This week there is a new spelling for TEAM. It is 245791012132044. Those are the jersey numbers of the Spirits major midget girls. A totally united effort at the IEM Newmarket tournament this weekend. Every player brought energy, positive attitude, and a desire to succeed. It started with…

Spirits Players earn Silver at OFSAA

By Spirits | February 21, 2023 |

Centennial, Nicholson teams both earn OFSAA girls basketball silver medals  

U16’s bring OBL wins to 6

By Spirits | February 13, 2023 |

Saturday saw the girls travel to Havergal College in Toronto for two OBL games. Possibly inspired by the great gym on an awesome campus the Spirits major midget girls racked up two more wins, bringing their OBL total to six. The early morning start against Ottawa Next Level proved no deterrent as the team came…

London teams experience Belleville Energy

By Spirits | January 17, 2023 |

London teams experienced some Belleville energy this weekend as our U16 Spirits girls defeated London 86ers 56 – 20, then London Gold Medal 51 – 23. In both games our girls set the tone early with an active press. This often forced turnovers leading to quick scores. Defense continues to dominate for these girls, often…

5 Spirits teams play this weekend

By Spirits | January 11, 2023 |

All 5 Spirits teams will be playing a pair of games this weekend as the second half of the season starts with a bang.  

U16 Spirits capture provincial ‘AAA’ crown

By Spirits | May 7, 2019 |

Original story from The Belleville Intelligencer The Belleville U16 Spirits girls basketball team has done something no other team has ever done in more than 30 years of rep basketball in Belleville. They were crowned Division 1 AAA provincial champions this past weekend at the Pan Am Centre in Scarborough. Capping off a perfect 5-0…

U16 Belleville Spirits dominate Ottawa tournament

By Spirits | December 3, 2018 |

The Belleville Spirits U16 AAA girls dominated their season opening tournament in Ottawa this past weekend, participating in the 25th annual Chris Paulin tournament. The Belleville squad capped off their perfect 4-0 record with a convincing 59-28 win over the Goulbourne Hornets. A balanced scoring attack and smothering defence was the difference in the game.…

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