The Bears started out their week on Dec. 20 with a 72-35 home win over Potsdam. With the Don Petty tournament on the horizon, Canton was looking for a momentum boost, and they got one. Ava Hoy tallied 14 points in the first half to help the Bears get out to a quick start and an impressive 39 points by halftime. She had 20 points when the buzzer sounded followed by Olivia White with 15 and Hadley Alguire with 12. The Bears went 12-for-16 from the free throw line and used their speed to hold the Sandstoners to only 10 points in the first half. Canton added 33 points in the second half on their way to a 37-point win.
Canton played their second game of the week against Norwood-Norfolk in the Don Petty tournament and won in dominant fashion once again. The Bears got out to another quick start, posting 46 points in the first half downing the Flyers 80-16 in the semifinal game. Calie Klassen led the bears with three 3-pointers in her impressive 23-point performance followed by Olivia White who had 19 points, including a pair of 3-pointers.
“The girls played well in each of these games,” said Head Coach Jim Disalvo. “We are still making adjustments on the defensive side to establish a system that fits with the athletic abilities of our players. The majority of our offense originates off our defensive pressure and it’s still a work in progress, but the girls are working hard every day to make it better.”
Unfortunately, due to the winter storm the Bears were unable to play the championship game of the Don Petty tournament and have a long break ahead of them. Their next game will be a home contest against Indian River on Wednesday, January 4th in Jerry Hourihan Gymnasium.