U17 Women Day 5 – NLBA vs MB
It was a slow first quarter at centre court as Manitoba and Newfoundland & Labrador both try to take their province into a game against Saskatchewan or Alberta; where they would face off in a game for 5th place in the U17 Women’s National Championships.
Manitoba’s bigs went to work in this one. Emily Potter and Lauren Anderson had 8 points each at the start of the second and took a well deserved bench break at the 6 minute mark. It wasn’t long before they would come back in the game to continue dominating on boards and even pitch in for a few assists.
On the other end, as expected Hannah Jardine and Sydney Ezekiel tried powering back into this game. Jardine recorded 8, 6, and 2 in the first half alone. She picked up where she left off after halftime. NLBA refused to stay down even after being down 16. Manitoba did not make it easy for them to climb back by applying full court pressure and trapping at half court. Turnovers played a big part of this loss for NLBA, doubling Manitoba’s turnovers with