Amherst falls to Trenton during junior high basketball tournament

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NEW GLASGOW – Trenton Middle School’s Lady Trojans dropped Amherst 36-26 in their meeting on Friday during the New Glasgow Panthers Girls Invitational Basketball Tournament.

Trenton’s Briana Griese prepares to pass during their game against Amherst on Friday. AMANDA JESS – THE NEWS

Coach Shane Cormier said he thought the game at North Nova Education Centre went really well.

“I’m very happy with the defence.”

In their last three games, they took first-half leads and failed to follow through, Cormier said.

During halftime, Cormier told them to keep it up.

Their season had a strong start, but took a “skid” with the last three games.

“We’re hoping for a strong finish,” Cormier said.

He’s pleased New Glasgow Junior High invited them to the tournament.

“It’s two local teams from two different divisions. It’d be nice to match up with them.”

He noted New Glasgow won their first game and he hopes they’ll meet up either in one of the consolation games or the final.

 

Saturday’s games:

 

 9 a.m. River Hebert vs. New Glasgow

10:30 a.m. Red Cliff vs. EB Chandler (Amherst)

12:30 p.m. 3rd pool A vs. 3rd pool B

2 p.m. 2nd pool A vs. 2nd pool B

3:30 p.m. 1st pool A vs. 1st pool B 

Organizations: North Nova Education Centre

Geographic location: New Glasgow, Trenton, River Hebert Red Cliff

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  • Norm Robitza
    January 26, 2014 - 13:01

    Amherst's EB Chandler Girls (Grade 7) went on to defeat Red Cliff and earn a chance to play New Glasgow in the Championship game. Amherst won by a score of 30-24 to bring home the Championship! Congratulations to the girls and the coaches for a great job!

  • Tara Partridge
    January 26, 2014 - 01:39

    EB won gold! Played hard and had fun!