ALMA – The Northumberland Nighthawks took home second place after falling 36-24 to the Baddeck Broncos on Saturday afternoon in Northumberland’s JV girls basketball tournament.
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Jessica Deagle of the Northumberland Nighthawks JV girl’s basketball team guards Baddeck’s Haley MacLeod as she tries to pass.
“We’re disappointed to lose, but everyone played well,” assistant coach Amy Baird said.
The loss came after two wins over the weekend.
They started off the tournament with a 46-39 win over North Colchester High School Friday night.
They topped Parrsboro Regional High School Saturday morning by two points.
The first game of the day was one of excitement, although not the kind the teams had been expecting.
A false fire alarm threw a kink into the game, but they were able to keep everything on schedule.
Baird said she felt the tournament went well.
“We had a lot of fun. I hope the other teams had fun as well.”
This weekend marked the first wins for the Nighthawks. Baird said the team is a work in progress, and they’re continuously improving.
“They’re coming together as a team and I think they exceeded their own expectations of themselves.”
In terms of improving, Baird said they’re always looking to do better with both offense and defense in general.
North Colchester High School placed third in the tournament after defeating Parrsboro 40-18 Saturday afternoon.
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NRHS vs. NCHS 46-39
BA vs. PRHS 34-12
NRHS vs. PRHS 27–25
BA vs. NCHS 52-37
NCHS vs. PRHS vs. 40-18
BA vs. NRHS 36-24