Swan Valley JV Girls win Gilbert Plains Tournament

Submitted by:
Lise Fraser |

Swan Valley JV Girls played in the Gilbert Plains Tournament on January 28 and 29, 2017.

First game of the day was against Major Pratt School from Russell.

Click any picture for a larger version. Above: Brenna Schure took the ball to the hoop against Major Pratt School.

The Tigers had a tough game with Major Pratt as they had a short bench due to injuries and fouls but managed to earn a defensive win with a score of 36-23.

Brenna Schure was the leading scorer with 11 points, followed by Erica Sembaluk-Hart and Sabrina Kopecky with 6 points each.

Pictured Above: Erica Sembaluk-Hart drives the baseline against Major Pratt.

Defensive players of the game were Ireland Staples with 5 rebounds, Seanna Stinson with 4 rebounds and 4 points and Josie Black with 2 rebounds and 2 steals.

Pictured right: Decorbea Fleury and Erica Sembaluk-Hart trap a player in the front court. Caitlyn Stewart used defensive positioning to eliminate her ‘man’ from receiving a pass.

The Tigers had back to back games in the tournament, playing against Dauphin immediately after the Major Pratt game. This was an important game for the Tigers as Dauphin is the rival for the Zone Basketball Championship.

The lead in the game went back and forth for most of the first two quarters until the Tigers were able to pressure Dauphin into turnovers and staked a lead of 11 points at the half. The Tigers increased their lead to 15 points by the end of the third quarter which they used to control the pace of the game. The final score of the game was 47-29 in favour of the Tigers. Leading scorers for the game were Sabrina Kopecky with 11 points; Lauren Klatt and Brenna Schure with 8 points each. Decorbea Fleury and Sydney Fleming were the defensive players of the game with key steals and interceptions.

The Tigers played the host team, Gilbert Plains in the finals. The two teams traded the lead back and forth in the first quarter until the Tigers were able to solve GP’s zone defence with quick passing, providing openings for the forwards and isolating the posts. The Tigers won the game with a final score of 49-23.

Decorbea Fleury was the leading scorer with 14 points, including a three pointer, 5 rebounds and 3 steals. Brenna Schure added 11 points and pulled in 3 rebounds. Defensive players were Seanna Stinson with 7 rebounds and 4 points, and Ireland Staples with 4 rebounds, 2 blocked shots and 4 points.

Pictured Above: Seanna Stinson and Sydney Fleming are in position for the offensive rebound against Gilbert Plains in the finals.

The JV Girls have won three tournaments so far this season, Swan Valley Tournament, Souris Sabres and now Gilbert Plains. The Swan Valley JV Girls will attend the Dauphin Invitational Tournament on Feb 3 and 4th. The next home game for the Tigers is February 8 at 4:30 p.m. against Yorkton Regional Secondary School.