Hawks women’s junior varsity basketball team wins another tournament

by | Mar 9, 2019 | Feature, Sports

Kevaughn Wilson, Sports Reporter

The Hawks have a new rival.

The Junior Varsity women’s basketball team tangled with the Lakehead Orillia Thunderwolves. And last the last time they clashed on March 8, a hockey game almost broke out.

In a tough tumble, the Hawks took that final game in the Laurier-Brantford tournament. It was a rematch of the Feb. 15 final game at the Seneca-King tournament that Humber won.

“We are the team to beat, everybody is gunning for us,” said power forward Lydia Cuff.

Hawks Junior Varsity basketball team huddled as head coach Dylan Walters talks about next play. (Humber Media)

The Hawks were in for a rude awakening when they faced Lakehead in the first round of the tournament and suffered their only loss of 2019.

This defeat ruffled the feathers of the Hawks, who then locked in and played solid on both the offensive and defensive end to ensure a rematch against the Thunderwolves in the finals.

Hawks head coach Dylan Walters said the girls were fired up for the finals.

“The early loss made us realize our weaknesses which was ideal for the rematch in the finals,” he said.

The Thunderwolves came out looking to end the Hawk’s win streak by playing aggressively on the defensive end.

Hawks forward Paige McGowan posts up Knights forward while Hawks forward Mackenzie Sider cuts in for a pass. (Humber Media)

The game had a large amount of lead changes before Humber locked in within the fourth quarter by making smart offensive plays to push their lead up to 10 points.

Hawks forward Lexis Lancaster is looking forward to the rest of the season.

“Even though we don’t have any more tournaments, we still have some fun and competitive practices left,” she said.

The final score of the game was 31-21 Hawks, which crowned them as champions of the Seneca- King tournament.