girls take first at Hallissey Tournament
This last weekend while our great Lady Pirates were fighting for a state title. Our 7th and 8th grade Tri-Parish Girls were fighting for a title of their own. The 54th Annual Hallisey Basketball Tournament.
On Friday afternoon the girls opened up the Hallisey Tournament with Opening Ceremonies and Opening Prayer with Father Rob at Sacred Heart.
Our girls defeated Sacred heart in their first round game by the score of 29-11 with a balanced attack. They then played St. Mary's of Boise at 7:45 at Bishop Kelly High School. The girls battled to a 21-6 victory with great defense allowing on 1 player to score for St. Mary's.
Saturday morning at 9:00 was their next game. The girls came out pretty flat with the early start but bore down and found the heart and determination to squeak out a victory over Holy Spirit by the score of 13-4 Great Defense!
Tri-Parish girls fourth game was the semi-finals. The winner would play in the championship game on Sunday. This game was a battle. Tri-Parish would win this game over St. Mark's 8th Grade by the score of 25-16 behind their great team defense and winning the battle of the boards. Winning the semifinal game allowed the girls and parents some much need rest and downtime.
We all attended Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary as a team. This Mass is the "center piece" of the Hallisey Tournament. All the teams and coaches along with family from all over the state attended. What an awesome display of our Catholic Church and parishioners. Congratulations to the teams that received the coveted "sportsmanship" trophies. St. Mary's of Moscow won the CoEd division. Sacred Heart of Boise won the Boys Division and Summit Academy won the Girls Division. Great job Summit Academy!
In Sundays Championship Game Tri-Parish got to face a familiar foe, St. Mark's 8th grade. This game was very exciting and intense. Tri-Parish trailed by as many as nine points in the first quarter. The score went back and forth in the second half with neither team having more than a two point lead. Madison Shears knocked down one of two free throws with 3.1 seconds left to force overtime. In the two minute overtime St. Mark's scored one free throw while our Tri-Parish girls waited to score their only points of overtime with a two seconds left on the clock, with a rebound and a put back by Hope Schwartz. Very Exciting!!
These girls played extremely hard and together as a team. Our Parish and community should very proud of how these girls handled themselves throughout the weekend. They are a blessing to all of us.
Shown from left are: Coach David Shears, Coach Adam Forsmann, Ellea Uhlenkott, Laney Forsmann, Mattie Lusting, Josie Remacle, Sierra McWilliams, Kyleigh Duclos, Halle Klapprich, Hope Schwartz, Madison Shears, Kadyn Horton, Olivia Klapprich, and Molly Johnson.