HWDSB Girls Basketball All-Star Classic set for Thursday
HAMILTON (December 5, 2018) – The top girls’ high school basketball players within in the Hamilton public school board will take centre stage on Thursday night as it hosts the third annual HWDSB Girls Basketball All-Star Classic game.
Tipoff for the event is at 7:00pm at Glendale Secondary School with the game featuring 30 of the best senior girls basketball players within the HWIAC league.
As part of the game, the school board along with McMaster University and Mohawk College, have once again teamed up to help deliver this year’s event. Both McMaster and Mohawk will have student-athletes from their varsity program act as “Head Coaches” for the two teams.
Team Mohawk will be coached current Mohawk women’s basketball players: Sam Pocrnic, Emilee Champigny, Hannah Zinkewich and Kassandra Willard. Champigny is in her second year with the Mountaineers and is a HWDSB alumni having graduated from Sir Winston Churchill Secondary. Pocrnic is in her third year with Mohawk, while Zinkewich and Willard are both rookies with the Mountaineers.
For Team McMaster they will be led by Erin Burns and Christina Buttenhan who are both from the Hamilton area. Burns is also in her fifth year of eligibility at McMaster and the guard has appeared in 10 games with the Marauders averaging 5.5 points per game. Buttenhan is in her fourth year of eligibility and is currently averaging nine points per game.
Team McMaster University
Glendale SS: Belma Boskovic; Guido de Bres CHS: Kaley Bork; Orchard Park SS: Mikayla McDonald; Saltfleet DHS: Sofia Djurcic, Alexa Madjercic; Sherwood SS: Amber Hewitt, Isabella Bourgeois, Abby Oates; Sir Allan MacNab SS: Kyra Guzylar-Messam; Sir Winston Churchill SS: Molena Pok; Waterdown DHS: Morgan Doxey; Westdale SS: Taylor Marof, Jordan Denkers, Claire Sutherland; Westmount SS: Heather Gaunt.
Coaches: Erin Burns and Christina Buttenhan
Team Mohawk College
Glendale SS: Orhidea Currie; Guido de Bres CHS: Natalie Gelms; Nora Frances Henderson SS: Samantha Young; Orchard Park SS: Savannah Wolaniuk; Saltfleet DHS: Sam Tougher, Quinn Hardy; Sherwood SS: Beth Evnik, Cloe Wilson; Sir Allan MacNab SS: Alana Kirkland; Sir Winston Churchill SS: Brittany O’Rourke; Westdale SS: Peyton Marof, Heidi Nelson, Amy Stinson; Westmount SS: Paige Hamilton, Zoe Santi.
Coaches: Sam Pocrnic, Emilee Champigny, Hannah Zinkewich and Kassandra Willard
Want to Go?
- What: Third Annual HWDSB Girls Basketball All-Star Classic
- Who: Top varsity players from the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board & HWIAC league
- When: Thursday, December 6, 2018
- Where: Glendale Secondary School (145 Rainbow Dr, Hamilton)
- Admission: $2 (student) / $3 (adult) at the door