GREAT NIGHT OF BASKETBALL ON BLITZ NIGHT HOSTED BY MCMASTER UNIVERSITY

On February 13, 2016, members of the Blitz Basketball Club were treated to a great night of basketball as McMaster faced Carleton in both women's and men's action.  The Mac women's team defeated Carleton, led by Hamilton's own (and STM grad), Danielle Boiago, who set the all time record for most points scored by a Maurader—1291 and counting!  The men's side came up just short, after an emotional win the night before over #2 Ottawa.

The Blitz atom and bantam teams entertained the crowd at halftime of the women's game and the major atom girls played during the men's game.  Members of the U11 and U15 girls teams were also involved in some in game contests as well.

Thanks to Mac for hosting us!  We hope to do it again soon.

Pictured above: Mac's all time leading scorere, Danielle Boiago, with members of U15 Blitz.

U14 Blitz Boys (Leslie/Woodcock) Finish 4th at Inaugural Major Bantam Boys' Blitz Tournament

Congratulations to the U14 Boys (Leslie/Woodcock) who finished fourth at the first ever Blitz Major Bantam Tournament held January 29-31, 2016 at Bishop Tonnos HS in Ancaster.  The boys worked hard and showed improvement throughout.  Congratulations to Niagara Falls who were tournament champions.  A big thank you to the coaches and families of the team who put on a first rate, first class tournament. Great work, boys! 

U11 Girls Win Silver at Inaugural Blitz Basketball Atom Girls Tournament

A tremendous effort by the girls in the first U11 Tournament hosted by the Blitz on the weekend of Jan 29-31.  The girls started the tournament 3-0 and in the gold medal game battled back from a big deficit to send the game into overtime, before, unfortunately, coming up short by just 2 points.  The girls were showed their fierce competitive spirit and never gave up.  Congratulations, girls.  Thanks to all the parents and Blitz families for volunteering and helping to make the tournament a first class one! 

U11 Girls Win Gold at York Tournament

The Ancaster Blitz Basketball U11 Girls participated in the York South tournament this past weekend. It was an intense day and a half of basketball, with the girls playing 4 games with very little time to rest in between. The girls played tenacious defense, hustled, moved the ball around as a team, and had a very hard working, fun weekend! They won their first game in strong fashion Friday night 27 – 6. Saturday morning they played a very tough team and held a lead in the final period for a 27 -24 win. The next game the girls had a convincing 34 -22 win. In the final game, the girls had to come from behind in the final period for a 29 – 25 victory, which solidified the Gold Medal. The coaches and parents are very proud of the total team effort…the girls continue to improve every week. 

Blitz U14 (major bantam) win Silver at Brantford CYO Tournament

Congratulations to the major bantam girls who Silver at the 14 team Brantford Tournament over the weekend of January 8-10, 2016.  The girls lost their opening game, but then bounced back to win three in a row, defeating London CYO, St Catherines CYO in pool play. They then defeated the Mississauga Lords 33-26 in the semi finals before facing a very strong Windsor team in the finals.  Great job, girls!

Blitz U12 (major atom) Girls Win Gold In Brantford

Congratulations to the Blitz major atom girls who won gold at the Brantford CYO tournament on the weekend of Jan 8-10, 2016.  The girls defeated Etobicoke 62-16, London 46-16, Brantford CYO 40-13 before defeating Transway 34-26 in the finals. The team displayed great teamwork, passing and defense the entire weekend.  The girls record is now 13-2, with the 2 losses coming by a combined 5 points.  Way to go, girls!  

Blitz U13 Girls win Silver at the Blitz Basketball Inaugural Tournament

Congratulations to the U13 Blitz Bantam Girls who won Silver at the first ever Blitz Basketball Inaugural Tournament held on the weekend of December 11 and 12 at Immaculate Conception Elementary.  The girls finished second to Dundas while YSSK went home with the Bronze.  A great showing by the girls!  Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make the tournament a success.