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Falcons defeat Wolves on the basketball court

By Celina Ip

Madawaska Wolves' Julia Gutz dribbles the ball while Falcons' Kylie Maika swiftly sneaks up alongside her and eyes the ball in hopes of reclaiming possession for her team.

Madawaska Wolves' Julia Gutz dribbles the ball while Falcons' Kylie Maika swiftly sneaks up alongside her and eyes the ball in hopes of reclaiming possession for her team.

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Fellowes Falcons girls basketball teams sunk a couple of wins against the Madawaska Valley Wolves.

 

Taking place on Oct. 19 at Fellowes High School, the junior teams were first on the court in a game that saw the Falcons dunk a 38-16 victory.

The junior Falcons’ top scorers were Erin Jenner with 10 points, Emma Peever with six points and Sarah Elfitori with five points.

Serving as their fourth game of the regular season, the junior Falcons are now sitting with three wins and one loss.

Assistant coach Tracy Gilchrist attributed their success to the girls’ solid teamwork and defensive skills.

“The girls are playing aggressively and everyone seems to be getting some time on the court,” said Gilchrist.”Our shooting needs some work and that's where we'll focus after today, but they’re playing well and defensively we're pretty strong.”

With one four games remaining before they move into playoffs, Gilchrist said that she’s feeling pretty confident about her team.

“I’m hopeful, because the girls are strong and if feel like the tier that we're in is pretty balanced and sometimes we're only winning or losing by a few baskets so it could go either way,” said Gilchrist.

Following the juniors, the senior teams faced off and the Falcons once against crushed their adversaries with a score of 32-13.

The senior Falcons’ star player was Eve Denault with 17 points while other high scorers were Larissa Coulas with four points and Emily Phannenhour with three points.

According to assistant coach Pat Childerhose, the senior girls success can be attribute to the solid coaching they’re receiving from head coach Neil Nicholson who newly joined the staff this year.

“Credit goes to Neil for having fostered some enthusiasm with them and that led to more commitment and I think they’re having just as much fun while also buying into skill development a little more,” said Childerhose. “Neil is new this year, he's a parent of one of the junior players and he's been fantastic. He presents a very sportsmanlike coaching philosophy and he's big on skill development and I think that shows in what you see on the court.”

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