By Connor Williamson
Stelly’s Secondary School
The Stelly’s senior girls’ basketball team laced up their sneakers and dribbled their way to a 70-41 home win against Spectrum on Tuesday, Jan. 7.
At half time both teams were tied at 34-34. Stelly’s coach Lynn Montgomery gave what she could to guide her team into the next quarter.
“It was hard to communicate due to the large crowd and we struggled in the second (period),” she said, “but at halftime we huddled together and went out to bring it back.”
And bring it back they did. Each period led to greater trials and tribulations that the senior team met with courage. Shavonne Barchen-Hobson, a Grade 12 student with the Stingers, recognized that the crowd’s presence really boosted their spirits.
“It was just crazy. They all kept us going,” she said.
Alysha Macdonald, a teammate, agreed.
“We came together during halftime and brought it back in the second quarter,” she said.
The reoccurring theme for the players is that they have the ability to make comebacks.
“We had our moments, but we still worked as a team and a unit to win,” said Alynn Dagg.
A game this great must have its stars, and Montgomery said Sophie Blanford, a Grade 11 student, scored 20 points and handled the ball perfectly under pressure.
“The great thing about this team is that they take feedback and work together,” Montgomery said.
— Stelly’s students are contributing regularly to the News Review