Huron Lakers Novice Won Gold at Home

Wednesday January 13, 2016

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Front Row: Jamison Turner, Nevaeh Elerson, Hayley Vanhooft, Ryen Mella, Alexa Kzyonsek, Kate Harding,
Middle Row: Paige McKinlay, Layla Lauzon, Kamryn Beault, Keira Aikman , Myah Lauzon, Presley Vanderkloet
Back Row: coaches Matt Lauzon, Johnny Vanhooft, Pauline Turner, Jason Elerson

The Huron Lakers girls Novice team won gold at their home tournament this last weekend. This was their first tournament of the year with many of the players never playing competitive basketball before. Teams from Guelph, London, Windsor, Chatham, Tecumseh, and Sarnia Valhalla took part in the tournament. The Lakers went 4-0 beating the Windsor Valiants and Valhalla in pool play. The Semi- final game had them in a nail biter against Chatham Wildcats.The Lakers came out on top sending them to the gold medal game against Guelph.

The stands were electric with an deafening full house filled with parents, friends and relatives. of the players. The entire game was close with either team being within a couple of baskets of each other. The Lakers found themselves down by 4 with 1:00 left in regular time. The girls showed incredible composure staying calm and scoring two baskets to tie it up. The second basket was scored off an inbounds play with 2 seconds left on the clock. The girls used this momentum to carry them into overtime eventually winning the game by 2 points. When the final buzzer sounded players from the Atom Valhalla and Lakers teams as well as siblings stormed the court to add to the excitement of the win.

The Lakers next tournament will be Feb 5th-7th in Guelph.







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