Junior Heat hoopsters on target in Calgary

U15 and U17 girls competitive with basketball teams from Cowtown on May long weekend

Junior Heat basketball teams more than held their own at a couple of tournaments over the May long weekend in Calgary.

Here’s a look at the results:

U15 girls

• Calgary Basketball Academy 59 Junior Heat 48

After a slow start from both teams, the Heat rallied back in the second half to within four points of a very strong Grade 9 Calgary Basketball Association club team. Up against the best 15-year- olds in Calgary, the heat girls fought their way back into the game with a more focused mindset on defensive stops and breaking to the hoop in transition, but it wasn’t enough going down the stretch.

“The girls really supported each other which speaks volumes to their character as players and as people,” said coach Roz Huber. “I’m very proud of the energy they brought and am so happy to see them gel together.

Lyndzie Caron led the Heat  with 18 points and eightrebounds.

• Junior Heat 69 Vision (U14) Armstrong 29

The Heat was led by Lyndzie Caron with 18 points and nine boards, Marin Felt with 15 points and five rebounds, and Darian Mahmi with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

• Junior Heat 61 Calgary Selects 32

Lyndzie Caron had 24 points and eight boards, while Andie Kaneda with 11 points and five boards.

U17 girls

• Junior Heat 70 Calgary Basketball Academy (U16) 65

Top scorers Hannah Friesen with 23 points, 10 rebounds, and five steals, Megan Blair had 14 points, and Jordan Korol had 10 points and eight rebounds.

• Junior Heat 62 U15 CBA 52

Top scorers Hannah Friesen with 17 points and 10 rebounds, Jordan Korol 12 points and eight rebounds, and Avery Watson had 11 points.

• Junior Heat 58 CBA U17 49

Top scorers were Danielle Rucco with 12 points, Hannah Friesen with 11 and Emma Johnson and Jordan Korol with 10 each.

• Junior Heat 65 CBA U16/17 48

U17 Jr Heat (G) 65

U16/17 CBA 48

Top scorers were Hannah Friesen with 14 points and seven rebounds, Jordan Korol with 12 points and eight rebounds, Megan Admussen-Blair with 11 points and five rebounds, and Emma Johnson added eight points and five rebounds. We got out to a 10-0 start and controlled the game from that point on. Selma Kusturica (team-high five blocks) and Victoria Voth (team-high four steals) were strong on defense.

“Overall this was a great team showing for us and our goal was to get better which we did,” said Heat coach Bobby Mitchell. “Our transition game and depth is very tough to match, even when down 10 or more points. We didn’t panic. We did our jobs and finished the game always playing 40 minutes We need to work harder in practice to maintain this and improve on our weaknesses.”


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