Then on the Sunday it was the turn of the U12 girls team. After winning the group stages with 3 wins, the girls went through to Semi finals to play Inverness City. This game will be forever known as the "game of the weekend" as it was tied 41-41 at the buzzer and went to "golden Basket!". The girls all moved n a blur, but it was Inverness that managed to get the first basket and win the game, they then went on to win the tournament and The Wolves had to play St Mirren for 3rd spot. It was not an easy game as both teams were fighting for the final rankings, it was very nerve racking, but the girls did the job and finished their season with a respectable third place.
Another of our Wolves, Rose Harvey, was recognised in the "all tournament 5"
Well done to everyone:
Erin Miller, Sophie Shepherd, Mya Sweeney, Carrie McFarlane, Rose Harvey, Kirstin Clarke, Jenni Torrance, Eve McDougall, Alice Mortimer, Meghan McVey, Martina Candusso and Coaches Craig Torrance and Leah Stewart.
The u12 boys took to the court today for the National Challenge which is the finale to the season and only the top teams from each of the regions can qualify for. The boys after winning the first two games of the day qualified for the Gold group which meant they had to play East Lothian Dragons, St Mirren and Stirling Knights. They won against St Mirren and the Dragons and lost to their favourite rivals The Knights to finish in second place and receive silver medals. Well done to the boys and coaches Ed and Kevin.
Callum Mortimer was named in the "All Tournament Five" that was his last U12 game for The Wolves as he now moves up to U14's with Ali Brown, Tom Ferguson, Ryan McLean and Jack Murray.
Team also consisted of:
Cameron Newall, Cameron Wilson, Max Mortimer, Dylan Polland, Jake Leighton, Liam Massie and Harris Fraser and coaches Ed Leighton and Kevin Mortimer.
Please watch the two videos below. They are awesome. The first one encapsulates the Wolves ethos completely. We are here to grow and develop children through basketball. It does not matter if they are the best in Scotland when they are 10 years old. What matters is that they be the best they can be, they enjoy their sport and they want to play more. We really should not care about whether we have the best u10/u12 teams in Scotland. It is nice that we currently do, and we should enjoy, embrace and celebrate that for now. However our focus should be on making sure all our children are having fun playing basketball.
The second video is how our performance basketball players should approach the game......Just like Stephan Currie has. Success is not an accident. It is determined, hard work, focus and personal drive.
Decide your goals......work hard at them......achieve them!!!!!
Five of our U12 Wolves under the watchful eyes of Javier Ramos and Luis Romero, have travelled to Andorra to compete in the TIM PIrineus Tournament for Scotland U12, good luck to Sophie Shepherd, Jenni Torrance, Callum Mortimer, Kirstin Clarke and Captain Rose Harvey. I am sure they will all have an amazing experience.
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Scotland U12 boys and Scotland U12 girls.
The U12 Wolvettes beat Polonia Phoenix to lift the title at the weekend in Grangemouth. Well done to the ladies and roll on The National Challenge, where all our youth teams have qualified to play.