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Timber Wolf JV girls win season-ending tourney

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by Joshua Spaulding
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Sports Editor - Salmon Press Newspapers

THE PROSPECT MOUNTAIN girls' JV basketball team won the season-ending tournament. Courtesy Photo. (click for larger version)
March 07, 2018
ALTON — The Prospect Mountain JV girls' basketball team had a strong finish to the season, winning the blue division at the season-ending JV tournament in Franklin.

The Timber Wolves played Littleton and Mascoma in the first two games of the tournament and then beat Newfound in the finals.

Overall, the girls finished the regular season at 11-7 and coach Mike Christy was sure that a few of those losses fed the girls heading into the tournament.

"It was a solid season, but I think the girls were definitely determined to win that tournament," Christy said. "They felt we left a few of those losses on the floor that could've been wins."

Christy noted that the tournament seeds, like the varsity tournament that closes out the season, is based on record, so he notes that the coaches tell the girls that they are always playing for something.

"It's very similar to the varsity level, you want to finish strong," Christy stated. "This will only help them, the feeling of tournament games, knowing their season can end if you lose, so they're prepared for the next level."

Christy's team was a mixture of six sophomores, six freshmen and one junior, who was coming back from an injury.

And the Timber Wolves came through with an impressive performance on the defensive end, which Christy said was the team's forte all season long.

"I think we pretty much won the tournament because of our defense and our defensive pressure," Christy said. "That's something they prided themselves on."

The Timber Wolf coach pointed out that other coaches came up to him after the tournament and praised his team's defensive efforts.

"That's exactly what I wanted to hear," Christy said. "They were really energetic that whole weekend."

Christy also pointed out that the entire season, from the start of the year to the tournament at the end, was a complete team effort.

"We used everybody," he said. 'It didn't matter who was on the floor, I felt confident about what the girls could do.

"This is a really, really good group of girls," the Timber Wolf coach added. "They definitely have a bright future."

Joshua Spaulding can be reached at 279-4516, ext. 155 or josh@salmonpress.news.

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