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Double Trouble At Cav Classic - Both Junior And Senior Girls Win

For the first time in Collingwood history, the senior boys' and girls' basketball teams have combined to run a joint tournament. This meant that the teams were scheduled to play back-to-back. However, at the last minute a girls' team dropped out so the junior girls' team was pressed into action. Thus, the opening game featured the junior girls versus Crofton's senior team. If the junior team was intimidated, it did not show as they came away with an impressive overtime victory. The senior girls followed this up with a thrashing of West Van. Sadly, the boys could not make it a hat-trick of victories as they fell to Carson Graham.

The loss to Carson was very disappointing as the Cavs were poor in many ways. Their shooting percentage was incredibly low from the outside and their transition defence was almost non-existent as they constantly allowed Carson players to slip behind them for breakaway lay-ups. Despite this the Cavs were still in the game at halftime. However, the Eagles blew the game open in the 3rd quarter when the Cavs failed to record a point for the first seven minutes. Samir Damji gave the Cavs a glimmer of hope when he nailed three 3-pointers in a row, but Collingwood could not overcome the deficit. Samir Damji and Brodie Jacobs both scored 17 points to lead the Cavs.

Here is Coach McLaughlin's game report on the two girls' games:

The Girls' division of the Cav Classic started off seeing the Junior girls step up to fill a last minute drop-out. The Junior Cavs were up for the challenge of playing against senior teams and didn't back down from the competition. Crofton House Falcons came out ready to compete against the It was a close game, seeing the lead change multiple times leading up to half time. The Junior Cavs used their athleticism to put pressure on the Crofton Guards and made some steals, but some sloppy play and passes allowed Crofton to convert for enough points to have the score tied at half time.

The second half was a repeat of the first, no team lead by more than 5, and the lead switched back and forth six times. Heading down the stretch, the Junior Cavs had to make a late run to bring the score within one. After a series of free throws, the score was tied - the game headed to overtime. In overtime the Junior Cavs took charge from the tip and took the lead, but with about 2:15 left in the game, the Wolves made it interesting and brought it back within 4. However, the Jr Cavs kept their cool, and managed to seal the deal, closing out the game with a win. Muneet Gill led the way with a spectacular 32 points.

Following on the heels of the Juniors, came the marquee match of the day - the Senior Girls, with a re-match against West Van. Despite West Van getting out to a quick lead, the Lady Cavs settled into their grove and brought the lead and momentum back onto their side. The seniors worked to move the ball quickly to stretch the West Van zone, and managed to connect on some of their outside shots. However, at the start of the third, the difference maker was turning up the intensity with the implementation of their press and continuously mixing up their defenses. The Cavs found the bottom of the hoop on some inside looks and fast break layups off of the steals of Tiana Wong, Isabelle Gaglardi-Kreider, and Amanda Finnie. Going into the half, the Senior Cavs had a decent lead of 23-7. The second half began with the "TANCK" attack - and the Cavs set the pace for the first few minutes. However, they became a little complacent and allowed the Highlanders to double their score in the third frame, leading 38-16 going into the fourth.

In the fourth, all the Cavs got opportunities to leave a mark on the game - Bridget Campbell turned on the aggression, ripping in rebounds and stepping to get steals, Alexa Bossley challenged the Highlander guards to use their best ball handling skills, Savin Narwal chased down big rebounds. When the final buzzer sounded, the Cavs came away with a 42-25 win. For the third time, Tiana Wong was a few stats away from a triple double getting 9 steals, 5 assists, 11 rebounds, and 8 points. Kayleigh Garland contributed 7 points and 12 rebounds, while Isabelle Gaglardi-Kreider and Amanda Finnie netted 8 and 10 points respectively.

The second round of the tourney continues tomorrow with the Senior girls playing at 10:30 and the Junior Girls playing at 2:15.


Amanda Finnie fights through a West Van defender for two points.


Izzy Gaglardi-Kreider on the attack.


Muneet Gill exploded for 32 points in the junior girls' win over Crofton.


Duncan Bustos leads the Cavs fast-break.


Samir Damji was red-hot in the second half. Samir's three straight's 3's were the highlight of the night for the Cavs.

"Let's Talk About Sex – Sexual Health Education at Home and at School"

Monday January 23rd, 2017
6pm-7:30pm
Foundation Student Centre, Wentworth Campus

Please join Andrea Kelsall, our school nurse and certified Sexual Health Educator, for an opportunity to hear about the Collingwood Sexual Health program, along with some advice on how to have some of these "tough" talks at home.

Andrea believes that Sexual Health Education begins at home so she will be sharing tools with you to initiate the difficult conversations and answer the tough questions . We will talk about why we find these topics so hard and how we can become the "Askable Adult" in our child's life.

Andrea will also discuss the planned curriculum for Collingwood students this year and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

This evening is open to parents, caregivers, aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends of children from JK to Grade 12. Leave the kids at home but bring your sense of humor for what should be a fun and informative evening.

There will be lots of time for questions, and books and resource lists will be provided.

Cavs Sweep Season Series With Highlanders

The senior girls' basketball team defeated the West Van Highlanders 52-23 last night to sweep the season series against their local rival. The Cavs seem to be humming along very nicely since their return from Europe. Here is Coach McLaughlin's game report:

Tonight, we faced off against the West Van Highlanders in the final game of their home season, so it was their Seniors Night. Coach Dignum for West Van presented his girls with lovely tokens of appreciation to his six seniors for their contributions to the West Van Basketball program.

Since last meeting West Van before Christmas, the Highlanders added several new players to their roster, significantly expanding the depth of their bench. The Cavs line-up was also a little different this evening, as starting forward Nikki Sutton MacGregor was on the injured list. Stepping up to the starting line-up was Hazel Atkins who has made a triumphant return to the basketball court after a year away, bringing her "mad hops" to the team to rip down rebounds and power through to put-backs.

The game started well for the Cavs as they mixed up their defence and worked the ball around well to connect on good looks at the hoop. Tiana Wong started the Cavs off right, netting 3 of the Cav's first four hoops. Throughout the game, the Cavs demonstrated a great deal of poise and patience, moving the ball well, and getting West Van's zone to loosen up to get the ball inside. Starting the 2nd quarter off with a 12-2 advantage, the Cavs looked to expand their lead with a few tweaks to their defence and switches to the line-ups. Things worked well for the Cavs as they took a 26-9 score into half.

In the second half, the Cavs experimented with a new defence - a credit to the girls' basketball IQ to adjust to something new so quickly. It was a great combo of intense defence and patient offence throughout the third quarter that enabled the Cavs to push the score to 34-14.

In the final frame of the game, all Lady Cavs had ample opportunities to rack up some stats, and it was fantastic to see all the players getting good looks at the hoop and taking advantage of their court time. Star of the game has to go to Suha Cho who hit her first three-pointer of her career, and then followed it up minutes later with ANOTHER three! Suha finished the game with her season high of 8 points, all coming in the fourth quarter. At the final buzzer, the Cavs left the court victorious with a 52-23 victory.

Tiana Wong had another stellar performance, almost reaching her second triple-double of the season, finishing with 8 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists, and 9 steals. Kayleigh Garland was also a beast, coming right from her Junior team game to play with the Seniors - she finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds. (C. Campbell 6 pts. 4 rb. 2 stl., B. Campbell 2 pts. 2 stls., J. Kelly 3pts. 5 rbs. 1 stl., I. Gaglardi-Kreider 6pts. 2 rbs. 1 stl., T. Wong 8 pts. 9 rbs. 8 ast. 9 stls., A. Finnie 6pts. 2 rbs. 1 stl., S. Narwal 1pt. 6 rbs. , K. Garland 14 pts. 10 rbs., S. Cho 8pts. 2rbs. 1 stl., H. Atkins 6 rbs.)

The Cavs are in action all weekend with the Cav Classic Tournament - facing off against Clayton Heights at 11:45 on Thursday. Season play continues next Wednesday, January 25th, when Collingwood plays Bodwell in the McCord Gym at 7:30 pm.


Tiana Wong delivers another of her pin-point passes in yesterday's big win.


Charlotte Campbell looks to feed the ball inside against the Highlander's defence.

Winter Uniform Sale - Wednesday January 25th

Winter Uniform Sale (at the UniShop) will be held on Wednesday January 25th from 8:45 – 10:30 in the FSC at the Wentworth Campus.

The UniShop is an opportunity to purchase gently worn uniforms at a fair price that is often a fraction of the cost of new uniforms.

UPCOMING UNISHOP DATES

WINTER

Donation Day: Monday January 23 and Tuesday January 24 at AM drop off both campuses

Sale Day: Wednesday January 25 8:45-10:30 FSC Wentworth Campus

SPRING

Donation Day: Monday April 24 and Tuesday April 25 at AM drop off both campuses

Sale Day: Wednesday April 26 8:45-10:30 FSC Wentworth Campus


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