St. Gerard’s Flames’ Melissa Barker, left, drives around J.J. Curling Cougars’ Hannah Bond at the 2014 west coast provincial Grade 6 Girls basketball tournament being held at J.J. Curling Elementary. — Star photo by Geraldine Brophy
Grace Hatcher put up 10 points Thursday afternoon as the J.J. Curling Grade 6 squad edged St. Gerard’s 31-29 in opening day action from the West Coast Grade 6 Girls Provincial Basketball Championship.
Paige Hickey was the top scorer for St. Gerard’s, with a dozen points.
In the only other game on Thursday, C.C. Loughlin defeated the J.J. Curling Grade 5 team 27-19.
Abby Caines drained 10 points for the victors.
Alicia Osmond’s eight points were a team-best for the Grade 5 girls.
Tournament action picks up again 3:30 p.m. today with a matchup between Humber Elementary and Templeton Academy.
For a full weekend schedule, see Scoreboard on page 10.