Regi Claims Junior Girls Basketball Crown
Ultimately, the Holy Cross Crusaders simply couldn't cope with the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers.
"They've probably got 10 people who can start and when they put new people in they don't lose any skills," Crusaders coach Alec Murray lauded Monday night, after his team was defeated 30-18 by Regi in the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association junior girls basketball final.
"They pressure the ball, the pressure all over the court and they keep running at you."
The Crusaders kept the game close for a while. Regi, undefeated during the regular schedule and a team that won by less than 16 points only once, led just 15-9 at halftime.
"I thought we defended well to hold them to 30," Murray said. "We just couldn't score. In the first half we missed some layups, some shots that we might not normally miss.
"That was the difference in the game."
Panthers coach Lesley Stevenson said the game lacked energy and she suspects players on both sides were a bit intimidated by playing in the Queen's University Athletic and Recreation Centre main gym.
"It was a typical junior girls (final)," she said, "with girls afraid to make mistakes, afraid to step outside of the comfort zone.
"(Holy Cross is) a good team. They're well coached and this is such an equalizer, this gym. It's the first time for 10 of my kids to be here, and I'm sure for Alec it's the same. You just don't know what to expect from their heads. They're not mature enough yet to know you just play. There's a lot of mojo going on in their heads."
Mackenzie Curran led Regi with 10 points, while Bridget Mulholland scored eight. Donya Hojabr and Jenna Whalen scored five points apiece for Holy Cross.
The Crusaders will host Brockville Thousand Islands and St. Joseph's of Cornwall Wednesday in a three-team Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association AAA championship tournament.
Playoff Week 11.04.12
The Panthers host a Tuesday Tripleheader of KASSAA Basketball and Volleyball Quarter-Final action. Garnet & Gold fans are needed in the CND gym to cheer the Panthers squads on as they look to qualify for Thursday and semi-final action.
Trailing by 2 at the end of three quarters RND went on a 16 to 5 run in the games final frame to secure a semi final victory over an aggressive group of Golden Eagles from Sydenham High School. Bridget Mulholland and Holly Kinstler dropped 13 and 14 points in the win. The Panthers were able to score in transition thanks to the tireless full court pressure that turned the ball over frequently in the later stages of the contest.
Panther scored in a quarter-final home court victory over the visiting Blues of KCVI. Kristina Nuvoloni with 8 points lead the Garnet & Gold who now move on to KASSAA Semi-Final action on Thursday.
Regular Season Wrap-Ups 11.01.12
At Frontenac the visiting Panthers broke out to a 20 to 6 advantage after the first quarter.The teams traded baskets for the remaining three quarter as the Panthers closed out the season with a 56 - 33 win.
RND survived a furious attack by the visiting Golden Eagles. Sydenham used their size to advantage to dominate the offensive boards throughout a close contest. RND High Scorers: Bridget Mulholland - 10 Emma Lefebrve, Alex Gilmour, Hailey Wolfgram - 7
REVISED (Oct 14) - Tournament Info. - St. Thomas More - Hamilton 10.14.12
Panther players and parents can Click Here to see a complete draw for the October 19-21 event. This trip to Hamilton will provide the Junior Girls the opportunity to compete against many of the best programs in the province.
With the revised tournament schedule including the need for rooms during the later elimination rounds of the tournament, hotel information will be posted on this web page.
Monday, October 15 - noon: Parents booking accomodations should speak with Jenny Wilkins, Group Sales Coordinator at the Sheraton. Our booking is confirmed and finally in the system. Some of us were able to book over the weekend anyways; however, the booking was placed under another group. Jenny has asked that if we booked on the weekend to call her and she will move us under Regiopolis-Notre Dame. Her number is 905.317.4519. Also, she has a few rooms available on Saturday which she has set aside at the same rate. If you want to go ahead and book regardless of how the girls do, this may alleviate the worry of not having a room. I have found a few hotels that have room on Saturday (as of today - no guarantee by Saturday)
A few of hotels that have availability (as of Monday Oct. 15) for Saturday night:
Inn Toronto/Burlington, 985 Syscon Road Burlington, ON L7L
5S3 (905) 631-7000 Price: 1 King $99 per night (38 available as of today)
2 Queen beds $119 per night (2 available as of today)
Old Time North End Match-Ups 10.16.12
North Kingston foes QECVI made the short trip down Division St. to face the RND Junior Panthers Basketball team. Adding to the oldtime flavour was the home court for RND, the JUC gym. RND shared the offensive load with 11 players marking the scoresheet in a 51-16 home court victory.
Thursday Results 10.11.12
On the road at Loyalist Collegiate the girls put in a uninspired first half. The defence improved in the latter half and 11 Panthers marked the scoresheet on the way to a 40 - 14 victory.
Panthers Win on the Road 10.04.12
Strong Passing and even offensive contributions were the key to a 55 - 30 win for the RND Junior Girls Basketball team on the road at KCVI.
A Team Effort Versus a Western Foe 10.02.12
Six different Panthers each scored 6 points as part of a balanced attack that overwhelmed the visiting Napanee Golden Hawks. RND worked their way to a 47 - 10 victory on their home court.
Saturday/Sunday Shout Outs 09.30.12
The Junior Panthers played better each time they took to the court this weekend as they hosted and then were victorious in the Garnet & Gold Classic Junior Girls Basketball tournament. Check out the tournament site - Click Here - for a complete rundown of all the action that took place on the hardwood of the CND gym .
A Busy Thursday 09.27.12
Junior Girls Basketball: RND hit 5 three pointers including 3 in thr first quarter to pull away from the home court Black Knights. Emma Lefebrve has 15 and Mara Mederios chipped in 11 more to help led the Panthers to a 47-33 win.
Tournament Win for Junior Panthers Basketball 09.23.12
The Junior Girls Basketball team used their fast break style of play to great success over the weekend capturing the Junior version of the Taylor Allen Memorial tournament hosted by Lasalle Secondary School. Opening round wins over Bayridge and Rideau place the girls in the playoff bracket. There they disposed of KASSAA foes Holy Cross and the host LSS Black Knights. The Panthers run and gun style and four games in 30 hours meant that important contributions were made by every member of the squad. Fans should make plans to watch the girls this Thursday when they cross the causeway to LSS again and then host their own Garnet & Gold Classic Tournament next weekend in the gyms at RND.
Western Win for RND 09.20.12
The Junior Girls Basketball team traveled to Odessa and returned with a convincing win created by aggressive fast break offence and hard working defence.
Tournament Information - Lasalle SS Tournament 09.16.12
Panther Players, parents and fans can Click Here to see a complete schedule for the Lasalle - Taylor Allen Memorial tournament on September 22, 23.
Tip-Off Success for the Junior Panthers 09.14.12
The young run and gun Junior Girls Basketball team began their 2012 campaign on their home court in the CND gym at Regiopolis-Notre Dame. The girls seemed very familiar with the Garnet & Gold setting pushing the ball on offense and learning the fundamentals and responsibilities of defense. A couple of wins over KASSAA foes; Frontenac and Lasalle was only one part of the long evening as the team also commited to the expectations of the season ahead and set a firm foundation for improvement.
Preseason Parents and Players Meeting 09.14.12
As an introduction to the team, the RND Athletic program and the expectations and plans of Coach Lesley Stevenson all the players and parents of the 2012 Junior Girls Basketball team are asked to attend a Preseason Meeting on the evening of Friday, September 14.
Plans are being made for RND to host two exhibition games that evening. Once the gametimes are confirmed a time for the Preseason Meeting will be posted on this web site.
2012 - Tryouts
On Tuesday, September 4 there will be an information and sign-up meeting for any student-athlete considering trying out for the Junior Girls Basketball team. Interested players are asked to meet with Ms. Lesley Stevenson in room 158 at 11:20 pm (during the lunch period) Tryouts will begin the following day, Wednesday, September 5. Please check the Fall Practice Schedule posted on the RND Scoreboard web site - Click Here
All RND Student-Athletes must complete and submit to a RND Teacher Coach a Student Athlete Participation Form before participating in any tryout session. These forms can be downloaded and printed (Click Here) for careful completion before the first tryout session.
Student Accident Insurance
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board does not provide any accidental death, disability, dismemberments medical/dental expenses insurance on behalf of the students participating on school teams. To cover any potential medical or dental costs, parents are encouraged to consider purchasing the Student Accident Insurance Plan made available by Regiopolis-Notre Dame at the beginning and throughout the school year. Participation is voluntary and costs are to be paid by the parent or guardian. This insurance will provide coverage for school activities as well as activities outside of the school day. For more information on this insurance, visit the www.insuremykids.ca site.