Pirates are sportsmanship award winners
A group of 7th and 8th grade girls from the Tri-Parish PFFP program were in Boise last weekend for the 49th Annual Hallissey Basketball Tournament.
The team was coached by Glenn Poxleitner and also included a few of the younger sisters of the team members as emergency fill-in players. Despite good effort, game one played on Friday night was lost. Game two on Saturday morning was won by the "Tri-Parish Pirates." Game three was a real nail-biter when they were ahead by one point for the first half and behind by one for the second half. The score was tied 28 to 28 at the final buzzer. At that time, a foul was called on the other team giving Krystin Uhlenkott the chance to win the game with a free throw. The crowd erupted with screaming and cheering when she hit the shot with nothing but net! By game four, Saturday afternoon, the girls were getting very tired. The younger players on the team had played a few minutes throughout the tournament, but mostly it was up to the 7th and 8th graders and they were beginning to fade. They gave it their all, but ultimately game four was their last game of the tournament.
The team and their families went out for ice cream together to celebrate a great tournament after game four. Saturday evening, they attended Mass as a team at the Hallissey Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary. It was very exciting when they were awarded the Sportsmanship award for the girls' division at the end of Mass! This award is a major focus of the event and recognizes "Christian Sportsmanship" on and off the court by the team and their fans.
Thank you to Camas Prairie Mini Storage (Roy and Denise Uhlenkott) and the Cottonwood Knights of Columbus for sponsoring the team.
"Tri-Parish Pirates" Girls Hallissey Tournament Team--Back Row, L to R, Talyss Lustig, Abbie Uhlenkott, Krystin Uhlenkott, Sarah Seubert, Ally Hale, Nicole Poxleitner, Glenn Poxleitner. Front Row, L to R, Chaye Uptmor, Sabrina Lustig, Ellea Poxleitner, Delaney Uhlenkott, Noelle Uhlenkott and Faith Uhlenkott.