Acadia women's spring basketball league looking for players

John Decoste
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The Acadia women’s basketball team is now accepting registrations for spring league for female players that will run through the month of May.

This is the inaugural season for the league, which is aimed at high school-aged girls, as well as university players, including some current and former Axewomen players who are planning to take part.

The spring league will run from 4 to 28, with Axewomen head coach Bev Greenlaw serving as league coo-rdinator and Dave Harris and Lindsay Harris handling the bulk of the on-court details.

“This is a first for us,” Greenlaw said April 21. “What we want to do is offer a good competitive situation for high school and university-aged women.

“It will give high school kids from this area, and hopefully some of our Axewomen players, with one more place to develop their game,” he added.

The bulk of ten-game schedule will be played on Wednesday and Sunday evenings, few Monday night games, at the Acadia gym.

There will be two 90-minute games each evening between 6 and 9 p.m. The plan is to have four teams of 10 players each, with all four teams scheduled to play on any given evening.

The 40 spaces on the teams are being filled by  first come, first serve pre-registration; there’s a fee of $125 per player.

“We’re hoping to reach our ceiling of 40, or at least come as close as we can,” Greenlaw said. “There aren’t enough of these kinds of opportunities out there for girls.”

As of April 21, there were 20 players already pre-registered, so it is important to register soon by contacting Scott Pope, scottpope@hotmail.com, scorebasketball@outlook.com or 691-0505.

Cheques should be made payable to Acadia Women’s Basketball, and can be dropped off or emailed to 12 Melbourne Ave., Kentville, B4N 1V9.

Geographic location: Acadia, Melbourne, Kentville

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