Fox Run boys win gold, girls silver in basketball

Last weekend the Fox Run Middle School senior boys and girls basketball teams hosted a two-day tournament in Sylvan Lake.

  • Feb. 14, 2013 11:00 a.m.
The Fox Run senior girls’ basketball team won silver after losing the gold medal game against David Thompson in a tournament held in Sylvan Lake last weekend. Fox Run senior boys basketball team won gold.

The Fox Run senior girls’ basketball team won silver after losing the gold medal game against David Thompson in a tournament held in Sylvan Lake last weekend. Fox Run senior boys basketball team won gold.

by Kim Matthews

Last weekend the Fox Run Middle School senior boys and girls basketball teams hosted a two-day tournament in Sylvan Lake.

There were teams from all over central Alberta. In the girls tournament there was Fox Run, David Thompson (Grade 9 girls), Eastview (R.D.) Delburne, Sundre, Central(R.D.). In the boys tournament there was Fox Run, Sundre, Eastview (R.D.) Central (R.D.), Spruceview and Olds.

The Fox Run senior girls’ team played a total of five games losing twice to the same team. The second loss was in the gold medal game against the team from David Thompson.

They really held their own against this extremely talented team of high school players. Our girls fought really hard and it paid off taking home silver medals for their efforts.

Their coach Aimee Sandham wanted to congratulate her team and commend them on a well fought tournament that had them beating their rival team from Central (Red Deer). This was a great learning experience for our girls and a lot of fun was had by all.

The senior boys’ team had an outstanding tournament going undefeated throughout the two days and brought home gold medals.

Coach Justin Bander said the boys got off to a bit of a slow start but certainly gained momentum every game leading to the gold medal game, in which they finished 5 5 – 2 5 over Eastview (Red Deer).

Both of the coaches would like to send out thank you to the parents and others who volunteered throughout the tournament helping run the concession and also thank all the referees and student volunteers who helped with score keeping. There were comments from the other teams about how well the tournament ran and that is due to all the volunteers.