Fire igniting a passion for the game

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

There's a new team in town.

The Flamborough Fire Atom Girls Rep Basketball team is a brand new team for the Waterdown area with players Marlee Ball, Kate Beam, Lori Christmas, Emily Craske, Kirsten Davey, Raili Dawdy, Sarah Gibson, Lexi Karry, Nikki Kumar, Nicole McBurney, Emily McCleary, Madzia Sakowicz and Betty Spurgeon rounding it out to lucky 13. Coaches Malcolm MacRae, Monique Renaud and Jeff Karry provide guidance twice a week in Waterdown to share the magic of this game with these 10- and 11-year-old-girls. Similar clubs exist, namely, Blessed Sacrament in Hamilton, but sponsors and donations make the difference between good and great programs for girls in this age group.

Flamborough Fire played in their very first tournament in January at St. Jean de Brebeuf School in Hamilton. Most of these girls had played in just two or three basketball games, but their skills improved exponentially with all the exposure.

Learning opportunities

In this tournament, the girls played eight four-minute quarters. Friday night's game against the Grimsby Grizzlies was an opportunity for learning more about this sport. In the first and fourth quarters respectively, Davey and McCleary made their first attempts at the foul line. Craske scored two points in the fifth while Christmas scored another two points in the eighth. Despite their loss, the team's enthusiasm and determination kept them positive throughout the night.

In Saturday morning's game against the Waterloo Wildhawks, Kumar made a tremendous scramble and pass in the second quarter while Spurgeon earned a two-point basket for her teammates. In the sixth, Beam and Craske scored two points each taking the score to six for Flamborough Fire. It may not have been a win, but it was a valiant effort by these newcomers.

Flamborough Fire was matched against Hamilton's Blessed Sacrament in the final game of the day. Davey and Beam made it to the foul line throughout the game. Two baskets each were scored in the fourth and the eighth quarters by Sakowicz and Craske respectively to end the game and the tournament. It was a terrific weekend for the team because they came to appreciate their sport and their teammates.

Flamborough Fire will compete in tournaments in Waterloo, and Hamilton in February and March before finishing the season with the Provincials in London, Ontario. For more information about supporting Flamborough Fire Atom Girls Basketball, see www.flamboroughfirebasketball.ca.

-Submitted by Laurel Karry

Fire igniting a passion for the game

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

There's a new team in town.

The Flamborough Fire Atom Girls Rep Basketball team is a brand new team for the Waterdown area with players Marlee Ball, Kate Beam, Lori Christmas, Emily Craske, Kirsten Davey, Raili Dawdy, Sarah Gibson, Lexi Karry, Nikki Kumar, Nicole McBurney, Emily McCleary, Madzia Sakowicz and Betty Spurgeon rounding it out to lucky 13. Coaches Malcolm MacRae, Monique Renaud and Jeff Karry provide guidance twice a week in Waterdown to share the magic of this game with these 10- and 11-year-old-girls. Similar clubs exist, namely, Blessed Sacrament in Hamilton, but sponsors and donations make the difference between good and great programs for girls in this age group.

Flamborough Fire played in their very first tournament in January at St. Jean de Brebeuf School in Hamilton. Most of these girls had played in just two or three basketball games, but their skills improved exponentially with all the exposure.

Learning opportunities

In this tournament, the girls played eight four-minute quarters. Friday night's game against the Grimsby Grizzlies was an opportunity for learning more about this sport. In the first and fourth quarters respectively, Davey and McCleary made their first attempts at the foul line. Craske scored two points in the fifth while Christmas scored another two points in the eighth. Despite their loss, the team's enthusiasm and determination kept them positive throughout the night.

In Saturday morning's game against the Waterloo Wildhawks, Kumar made a tremendous scramble and pass in the second quarter while Spurgeon earned a two-point basket for her teammates. In the sixth, Beam and Craske scored two points each taking the score to six for Flamborough Fire. It may not have been a win, but it was a valiant effort by these newcomers.

Flamborough Fire was matched against Hamilton's Blessed Sacrament in the final game of the day. Davey and Beam made it to the foul line throughout the game. Two baskets each were scored in the fourth and the eighth quarters by Sakowicz and Craske respectively to end the game and the tournament. It was a terrific weekend for the team because they came to appreciate their sport and their teammates.

Flamborough Fire will compete in tournaments in Waterloo, and Hamilton in February and March before finishing the season with the Provincials in London, Ontario. For more information about supporting Flamborough Fire Atom Girls Basketball, see www.flamboroughfirebasketball.ca.

-Submitted by Laurel Karry

Fire igniting a passion for the game

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

There's a new team in town.

The Flamborough Fire Atom Girls Rep Basketball team is a brand new team for the Waterdown area with players Marlee Ball, Kate Beam, Lori Christmas, Emily Craske, Kirsten Davey, Raili Dawdy, Sarah Gibson, Lexi Karry, Nikki Kumar, Nicole McBurney, Emily McCleary, Madzia Sakowicz and Betty Spurgeon rounding it out to lucky 13. Coaches Malcolm MacRae, Monique Renaud and Jeff Karry provide guidance twice a week in Waterdown to share the magic of this game with these 10- and 11-year-old-girls. Similar clubs exist, namely, Blessed Sacrament in Hamilton, but sponsors and donations make the difference between good and great programs for girls in this age group.

Flamborough Fire played in their very first tournament in January at St. Jean de Brebeuf School in Hamilton. Most of these girls had played in just two or three basketball games, but their skills improved exponentially with all the exposure.

Learning opportunities

In this tournament, the girls played eight four-minute quarters. Friday night's game against the Grimsby Grizzlies was an opportunity for learning more about this sport. In the first and fourth quarters respectively, Davey and McCleary made their first attempts at the foul line. Craske scored two points in the fifth while Christmas scored another two points in the eighth. Despite their loss, the team's enthusiasm and determination kept them positive throughout the night.

In Saturday morning's game against the Waterloo Wildhawks, Kumar made a tremendous scramble and pass in the second quarter while Spurgeon earned a two-point basket for her teammates. In the sixth, Beam and Craske scored two points each taking the score to six for Flamborough Fire. It may not have been a win, but it was a valiant effort by these newcomers.

Flamborough Fire was matched against Hamilton's Blessed Sacrament in the final game of the day. Davey and Beam made it to the foul line throughout the game. Two baskets each were scored in the fourth and the eighth quarters by Sakowicz and Craske respectively to end the game and the tournament. It was a terrific weekend for the team because they came to appreciate their sport and their teammates.

Flamborough Fire will compete in tournaments in Waterloo, and Hamilton in February and March before finishing the season with the Provincials in London, Ontario. For more information about supporting Flamborough Fire Atom Girls Basketball, see www.flamboroughfirebasketball.ca.

-Submitted by Laurel Karry