Lightning mini girls win silver at provincials

Published on April 7, 2014
The Pictou County Lightning girls mini A basketball team pose with their silver medals from provincials held March 28-30 in the Annapolis Valley. Back row from left: head coach Andy MacKay, Sarah Allard, Madelyn MacMillan, Tanner Himmelman, Reagan MacDonald, Jaden MacEachern, Hannah Fahie, and assistant coach Mark Arbuckle. Front row from left: Abbey O'Neil, Isabella MacKay, Emily Arbuckle, Kaitlyn Jota and Christina Snyder. Missing from photo: Kylee Atkins. 
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Finishing 3-0 in the preliminary round gave Pictou County the top spot in their pool and sent them to the semifinal game against the other pools second place team, the West End Steelers from Halifax. Once again the girls proved too much for their opponents and cruised to a 48-14 victory. Maddie MacMillan, who had her ‘A’ game going in the semifinal, was named player of the game.

For the provincial final the Lightning faced Greenwood for the second time in the tournament.

This time Greenwood came out on top, winning 31-25.

Jaden MacEachern was named player of the game for her high-energy eight-point performance. 

The coaches were extremely proud of the girl’s game play considering they only had a handful of practices and games to develop into a team.