Intermediate Girls Basketball Team Wins Championship
By Total Sports Quinte
This year saw the return of the Hastings & Prince Edward District School Board elementary championships.
After just completing winning the district volleyball championship, the Quinte Mohawk School intermediate girls set their sights on winning the city basketball championship.
All of the girls on the team participated in the school Jr. NBA program before the school season. “We have a phenomenal group of intermediate female athletes,” said QMS coach Jamie McCourt. “They work extremely hard and don’t mind pushing each other to get better.”
After playing multiple exhibition games against PECI, Madoc, and NHHS, the QMS team was ready for the Eastside ASG tournament.
The biggest scare at the Eastside tournament came in the round-robin game against Harmony where the teams tied. QMS got their revenge in the finals where they were able to beat a tough Harmony squad and punch a ticket to the city championship.
At the District Championship, QMS faced some stiff competition in round-robin play. After winning against PECI and North Hastings, QMS finished first in their pool and had to play a tough Parkdale team.
Molly Cook-Martin took over the game, scoring the first eight points and helping her team with rim protection by getting a ton of blocks around the basket. This win saw QMS match-up against a very athletic Bayside team in the final.
Even with timely baskets from team leading scorer Brooklyn Maracle, steals from defensive standouts Marissa Hill and Victoria McCourt, Bayside was able to come back and tie the game 32-32 at the end of regulation. The QMS girls defence and experience paid off in overtime as they pulled out a 40-34 win, capping off an undefeated season.
QMS Intermediate girls basketball timeline for the past three years of competition.
Mar. 5th 2019 – QMS Girls lose in the city championships 29-28 to Bayside after they get a steal with three seconds left and the ball rims out on the layup. Season record was 13 wins and 1 loss.
COVID-19 shutdown, including all elementary school sports.
April 2022 – Return of Area Sports Group (ASG) Tournaments. April 27, 2022 – QMS Girls go 5 wins 0 losses and win the Eastside ASG Tournament.
Mar. 8 2023 – Return of Hastings & Prince Edward District School Board elementary championships.
QMS Intermediate girls win the District Championship over Bayside in Overtime with a score of 40 to 34. Season record was 16 wins, 1 tie and 0 losses. With the tie coming against Harmony in the round robin of the Eastside ASG tournament.
Record in the last three seasons: 34 – 1 – 1
The Quinte Mohawk School 2023 players were Frankie-Lin Maracle, Angel Middleton, Brooklyn Maracle, Kahnawerihson Brant, Jordyn Brant, Valorie Maracle, Marissa Hill, Molly Cook-Martin, Isabella Bernhardt, Mikenna Ford, Cassie Lloyd, Farah Weldon, Torrie Spence & Victoria McCourt. The coaches Jamie McCourt and Justin Shakell.