Carlton eliminated from Hoopla

The Carlton Comprehensive High School girls’ basketball team is heading home from Hoopla without a medal. Next year they will have home court advantage when the provincial basketball tournament is played in Prince Albert. (Photo courtesy Jenn Ferguson)

Girls’ basketball team loses two straight games at provincial tournament in Regina

The Carlton Comprehensive High School girls’ basketball team is returning home from Hoopla empty handed one year after winning bronze at the provincial high school basketball tournament.

“We’re leaving a little unsatisfied, which is a good thing,” Carlton basketball coach Jenn Ferguson said.

“We’re happy with how we played but we’re disappointed that this weekend of all weekends was when the baskets kind of decided not to go in, whether that be because of our nerves in a new, tight situation or whether that be because we haven’t had to play a lot of tight games this year.”

This year’s tournament was held in Regina. The Crusaders lost their opening match on Thursday night, falling to Saskatoon’s Centennial Collegiate by a 55-44 score. The loss put Carlton into the consolation bracket, where they faced Regina’s Campbell Collegiate on Friday afternoon, losing 55-51.

“We actually played really, really good basketball,” Ferguson said after the loss.

“The results of either our game last night or today don’t truly reflect the game itself and how well we played. Our defence was spectacular. We held teams to the lowest number of points they’ve scored this season both games. We just couldn’t finish under the basket.”

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