The Peacock Toilers kept it close until the end, but they just didn’t have enough left as they fell 56-48 to the Humboldt Mohawks in the bronze medal game in 4A girls Hoopla action at the University of Regina on Saturday afternoon.
“We just take such pride. Both those teams worked for their wins,” said Renee Verge, head coach of the Toilers. “We were in this game until the end.”
Paige Cronzon led the Mohawks throughout the game and she carried the momentum during the first half, driving to the hoop and shooting over top of Peacock’s defenders for three point shots.
“It’s great to end my Grade 12 year off with a medal and a great way to end the year,” said Cronzon. “It was great to play them. They are such a classy team and they are such a hard working team.”
The Toilers were only down by four points at the half time break, but the momentum changed in the third quarter as Peacock came out shooting strong and the Mohawks let up defensively and turned the ball over, allowing the Toilers to not only get back into the game, but take the lead into the fourth quarter.
“We told them to keep working on their game plan. We kept Paige Crozon to two points in the third quarter and our own team collapsed to take away the middle on the drive. Our defensive game plan really came together in the third,” said Verge.
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