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Evangeline Middle School (in blue) and Kings-Edgehill met in the regional Junior High/Middle School Tier 2 championship March 4 at the Millett Centre in New Minas. EMS used a strong second half to score a 53-26 win and capture the regional banner.
Evangeline Middle School hosted the Western Region Junior High/Middle School Tier 2 girls’ basketball championship Tuesday, March 4 at the Louis Millett Centre in New Minas.
EMS welcomed Lockeport, Hebbville and King's-Edgehill for a four-team regional tournament. The two Valley schools met in the final, and when all was said and done, EMS had captured the regional banner with a 53-26 win over Kings-Edgehill.
EMS advanced to the final with a 61-31 win over Lockeport, and King's-Edgehill moved on with a 52-36 win over Hebbville.
In the final, the lead changed several times in the first half, and it remained a tight defensive contest partway through the third quarter before tough defence and timely shooting helped EMS pull away in the final quarter. King's-Edgehill had scoring opportunities in the second half, but just couldn’t get their shots to fall.
Calla Newcombe led a balanced EMS scoring attack with 11 points, and Marnie Hill, Addie Smith and Hannah Fuller all finished with 10. Julia Strickey led King's-Edgehill with 10 points.
Lara Kretzinger and Taylor Amirault were named the MVPs for King's-Edgehill, while Marnie Hill and Meghan MacLeod were chosen MVPs for EMS.
In winning the regional banner, there are no provincials at the Junior High/Middle School level, the EMS girls completed an undefeated season.