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F.P. Walshe Flyers claim junior varsity hoop title

The F.P. Walshe Flyers won the Deep South Conference junior varsity girls basketball post season tournament.
The Flyers upset undefeated Immanuel Christian Eagles 85-75 Saturday at Winston Churchill school in Lethbridge.
Immanuel Christian Eagles and the Flyers earned first round byes due to their respective first- and second-place finishes in the regular season.
Picture Butte Queens defeated Stirling in their first game setting up a semifinal against the Flyers.
Flyers 67 Queens 63

Team photo

Back row: coach Jim Burdett, Sarah Gregory, Tenille Poettcker, Kayla Trotter, Sandeep Parmar, Kaitlin Quinlan and coach Andrew Walmsley. Middle row: Ruby Kinsella, Angelica Conrad, Jane O'Connor, Naomi Burbank and Chelsey Joel. Front row: Cassie Walmsley, Amanda Hofer and Dakota Kambietz. Photo by Cathy Gregory.

ANDREW WALMSLEY, GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR
F.P. Walshe got off to a quick start and held a 30-23 halftime lead.
Picture Butte battled back to take the lead halfway through the fourth quarter.
F.P. Walshe trailed by four points with two minutes left before stealing three balls and holding on for a 67-63 win.
Cassie Walmsley led the Flyers scoring with 18 points and Ruby Kinsella poured in 17.
Kaitlin Quinlan had 11 points, Kayla Trotter and Angelica Conrad each had five, Dakota Kambietz had four, Naomi Burbank had three and Tenille Poettcker and Amanda Hofer each had two.
Other members of the Flyers are Jane O’Connor, Sarah Gregory, Chelsey Joel and Sandeep Parmar.
Flyers 85 Eagles 75
The win put F.P. Walshe into the final against Immanuel Christian Eagles, who had defeated Willow Creek Composite Cobras by 25 points to get in the final.
Immanuel Christian had gone 10-0 in league games this year and their junior varsity team hadn’t lost a game all season.
F.P. Walshe again took an early lead, but Immanuel fought back to lead 43-40 at the half.
The Flyers came out and played their best basketball of the season in the third quarter, outscoring Immanuel Christian 27-14 and carrying a 10-point lead into the fourth quarter.
The Flyers maintained their lead to win the game 85-75 and spoil Immanuel’s undefeated season.
Naomi Burbank and Dakota Kambietz each had 16 points to lead the Flyers attack and Ruby Kinsella and Angelica Conrad chipped in with 12 apiece.
Cassie Walmsley scored nine points, Kaitlin Quinlan had seven, Amanda Hofer had six, Tenille Poettcker had four and Kayla Trotter had two.

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