Queens’ Mary Mathieu takes a shot Feb. 15 on the first game of the girls tournament at St. Augustine School. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka’s Queens senior girls host basketball tourney

The girls hosted a fun tournament over the long weekend

St. Augustine’s senior Queens basketball team held their eight-team Shine tourney over the weekend.

Starting Feb. 15 the event was part of a full tournament to give the athletes a chance to try their skills against other teams, explained acting coach Katherine Bergum-York.

The Queens’ first game ended in a loss, but the game was relatively close until the fourth quarter. Bergum-York called a couple time outs to work with the team and to build players’ confidence.

“They were working really hard on their press in the first half…it was really effective,” she explained.

“They were setting up nice and high. They were trapping and they were stealing in the fast breaks. I think they just got tired,” she added.

The Queens are mostly made up of Grade 10 players so Bergum-York knows there is some learning still to be had for the team. That being said, she was pleased with the team’s performance.

The Kings playing their Shine tournament this weekend.



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