Morinville Wolves take second in home tournament

Suzanne VanBrabant jumps for the net during the Morinville Wolves’ Senior Girls tournament opener Friday afternoon. The team started the weekend with a 56-21 victory over the RF Staples Thunderbirds from Westlock and finished the tournament in second place.

by Stephen Dafoe

The Morinville Wolves Senior Girls took the silver in a weekend eight-team invitational tournament held at Morinville Community High School Friday and Saturday.

The Wolves started the weekend by winning handily in a 56-21 victory Friday afternoon over the RF Staples Thunderbirds from Westlock.

The win put the girls up against the Spartan Athletics from Spruce Grove, a team that beat Parkland Composite 70-61 in their opener Friday. The Wolves emerged with an 81-39 win in the semi-final with the Spartans, a victory that placed them in the final against Lloydminster’s Holy Rosary Raiders Saturday night.

With the tournament riding on the final game, the girls fought hard abut fell 69-53 against the fith-ranked team in the province.

Coach Serge Froment said he was proud of the girls. “We played with a lot of heart,” he said. “[It was a] great weekend for our team.

Larissa VanBrabant makes her way to the net.

Dakota Fleming trails after a Thunderbird in the tournament opener.

Coach Serge Froment offers some pointers during a break.

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