MAPLE RIDGE – Wins for both the North Dundas District High School junior and senior girls’ basketball teams have been hard to come by in 2017.
But, both squads entered the win column last week (Mon., Oct. 16) sweeping the visiting CCVS Raiders. Jevon Groves and his Junior Devils improved to 2-3 ripping the Raiders 52-15 while the seniors, coached by Erin Groves, registered third first ‘W’ in five starts trimming the Raiders 30-23.
Both teams closed out their SD&G “A” girls’ basketball home season hosting the “AA” St. Joe’s Panthers yesterday (Mon., Oct. 23).
Juniors drain 52
The Junior Devils opened their season knocking off the Char-Lan Crusaders 25-18, but hadn’t entered the win column until their buried CCVS 52-15.
Britney Barkley paced the Devils offence putting down 15 points. She was followed to the paint by Anna Gonzalez and Amanda Shay who each swished 10 points. Alayna Gaudette (6), Delaney Johnston (5), Alison Roach (4), Olga Gonzalez (2) and Olivia Salmon (1) also put the ball through the iron ring.
North Dundas had a big day at the foul strip sinking 23 freebies.
North Dundas’ defence held the Raiders to four points in the first eight minutes and just a deuce in the third quarter as they battled to a 30-23 victory.
Jessica Barkley dropped in a trey in the final period to help solidify the seven-point decision and finished with a team-high 12 points.
Shaina Vandemheen drained 10 with Payton Halpenny (4), Abbie Scheepers (3) and Desiray Clemen (1) also chipping in points.
The Devils were swept by the host La Citadelle Patriotes in their previous (Oct. 12) hardwood encounters.
The seniors came close only to fall by seven points – 36-29 – and the juniors were held to 19 points in a 32-19 loss.
Jessica Barkley (8), Chloe Ziegler (6), Vandemheen (6), Halpenny (4), Clemen (2), Grace Cave (2) and Katherine Steele (1) poured in the seniors’ points. North Dundas trailed 18-11 at the half, outscored the Pats 9-6 in the third quarter and were down by just four (24-20) with eight minutes to play.
Britney Barkley, once again, led the junior’s offence with a nine-point effort, which included a three-pointer.
Shots by Olga Gonzalez (6), Gaudette (2) and Johnston (2) also stretched the string.