The Valley Pride Major Atom Girls basketball squad travelled to Brockville January 27th-29th for the 5th Annual Stacey Dales tournament. The team Showed great character during pool play as they were trailing behind in each game. The girls posted a 3-0 record finishing first in their division.
Valley Pride found themselves matched up against the Nepean Blue Devils for the Gold Medal match. These teams have squared up before and both squads knew they were in for a competitive showdown. The outcome looked grim as the squad trailed by 7 in the last 4 minutes of play. With a strong defence, a couple key turnovers and some spotless shooting on the foul line - the squad was able to match digits in the scoreboard with under a minute of play. The girls won the championship game in a exciting overtime finish. This victory found the Atom Girls Capturing their second gold medal in tournament play this season.
The Atom Girls edition of the Valley Pride enjoyed a great week-end in Kingston this past week. Playing in the A/AA division the girls came out on top of their pool with impressive wins against the home team Kingston Impact (w-40-20), Oakville Vytis (w-53-31) and the Nepean Blue Devils (w-49-20). This set them up for a gold medal showdown with the Belleville Spirits. Valley Pride prevailed with a hard fought 35-31 win to capture the gold medal! Congratulations girls!