Small KES basketball squad scores big in Montreal

Ashley Thompson
Published on January 16, 2014

King’s-Edgehill School’s senior girls’ basketball team started the New Year off with a big win in Montreal.

The girls went 4-1 in the Montreal Independent Schools’ Basketball Tournament last weekend.

The team suffered a tough, seven-point loss against Montreal’s Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s School in their first game of the tournament. Grade 10 player JC Simboro netted 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to earn a Player of the Game nod.

Coach Rory Campbell says it didn’t take the team long to shake off the loss.

“I think they may have been a little intimidated at first but after they saw that they could play with them they did a much better job,” he said.

Edgehill won their second game 43-28, with Grade 11 player Primrose Chareka recording 18 points and seven assists. Chareka was named Player of the Game twice in the tournament.

The girls defeated the host school 32-19 and topped Montreal’s The Study 31-28 to secure a spot in the final against a team from Toronto. Co-captain’s Catherine Rutledge and Rachel Huntington were named Players of the Game in the semi-final matches.

Campbell says the home team had their work cut out for them going into the championship game, sending six players in to battle a team of 12, but their persistence paid off.

“They overcame their fatigue and they played very well.”