Niagara Falls Anglicans 1935-1936 Women’s Basketball Team
- Niagara Falls Anglicans 1935-1936 Women’s Basketball Team
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In April of 1936, the Niagara Falls Anglicans Women’s Basketball Team brought a new honour home when they won the Ontario Intermediate Church Championship with a final score of 27-26 over the Toronto Silverthorns. The team advanced with several hard-fought victories over the other Ontario Regions to advance to the Championship Final in our home, Niagara Falls. An article from the Niagara Falls Evening Review on April 14th, 1936, stated that the audience members witnessed “one of the most exciting contests ever played in Niagara Falls,” the night of the game.
Forward Vida Russ and Guard Edith Dunk led the winning team with 9 and 4 points respectively. Other members of the team were Forward McKay with 4 points, Centre Preston with 2 points, Guards Chambers with 6 points, and Subs Upton with 2 points, and Mann, Grant, and Bruce. The Head Coach was Bert Jennings and the Manager was Louis Carter.
A trailblazing team of women in sport.
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