Horton student Lauren Joudrey added three points to Team Nova Scotia's score in its 63-44 win over PEI at the Canada Games Aug. 12. - Jason Malloy, TC•Media
By Jason Malloy
Team Nova Scotia might have gotten off to a shaky start, but the women’s basketball team pulled off a win over PEI.
Nova Scotia defeated PEI 63-44. Playing for Nova Scotia is Horton student Lauren Jodrey, who added three points to the team’s score, while assistant coaches Beth Detienne and Adam Detienne are from Kentville.
“We came out a little rocky, but I feel like we picked it up," Jodrey said. “We worked hard on defence, we got turnovers and started to push (the ball) up the floor.”
She attributes the slow start to nerves.
“I think we were all a little nervous, but I think the second game is going to be better because we got all the nerves out.”
With the win, they’ll now move on to their second match Aug. 13 at 2:30 p.m. against Team Manitoba.
Jodrey started playing basketball in Grade 4 and found out about the Canada Games team in Grade 9. She found out in the winter that she made the team for Sherbrooke, Que.
"I am so happy and blessed,” she said. “I never thought I would be here, but hard work pays off.”
Her Games experience so far has been wonderful, she added.
“It is everything I thought going to be,” she said.
Jodrey is entering Grade 12 at Horton High School this fall.