The Belleville Spirits Girls U12 ‘A’ team won Bronze in the Ontario Cup this past weekend in Newmarket.

Competing in Division 8 of the Ontario Cup, the team comprised of all Grade 5 girls playing competitive basketball for the first time, played up in the Grade 6 age group and won a bronze medal.

The girls lost their first game to rival Picton County Clippers 21-16 Friday night.  The girls played very well but couldn’t finish in spite of creating many offensive opportunities.

In the 2nd game they defeated Gloucester Wolverines 30-23 and dominated both St.Thomas Lightening 34-18 and Barrie Royals 35-21 in the Bronze Medal game with suffocating defence.

A tremendous team effort by all the girls lead by offensive MVPs (Makennin Roach and Nyomi Bertrand) and defensive MVPs (Reese Rivers and Grace Crawford).