The G.P. Vanier gym was a busy place during the eighth annual Thunderball Steve Nash Skills Competition Night.

Thunderball Basketball players demonstrate their skills

Steve Nash Skills Competition Night a roaring success at G.P. Vanier gym

The eighth annual Thunderball Steve Nash Skills Competition Night on May 6 at Vanier was a roaring success.

“Over 90 of our participants attended, and everyone had an awesome time,” said Thunderball spokesperson Larry Street. “We also had 20 of our coaches volunteering their time to help out and cheer on their teams.”

The event started at 5:30 and ended at 8:15 p.m. with six competitions for the kids, and a night-ending Coaches vs. Thunderballers game of ball tag. “Always a favourite every year, and the coaches won this year after being upset last year,” Street noted.

Here are the results:

Speed Dribble – Boys Gr. 4/5 Lucas Milne. Girls Gr. 4/5 Austyn Tobacca. Boys Gr. 6/7 Riley Skalik. Girls Gr. 6/7 Ashlin Speed.

Weave Dribble ending with Accuracy Pass – Boys Gr. 4/5 Nolan Phoenix. Girls Gr. 4/5 Austyn Tobacca. Boys Gr. 6/7 Macy Leopkey. Girls Gr. 6/7 Sophia Lister.

Regular Free Throw Competition – Boys Gr. 4/5 Micah Leopkey. Girls Gr. 4/5 Darcy Pigeon. Boys Gr. 6/7 Luke Yeo and Justin Waught. Girls Gr. 6/7 Bella Johnson.

Timed Speed Layups – Boys Gr. 4/5 Chayton Lapp. Girls Gr. 4/5 Penelope Johnson. Boys Gr. 6/7 Spencer Fleming and Trevor Nast. Girls Gr. 6/7 Bella Johnson.

Hot Shots “Spot” Shooting Competiton (Timed) – Boys Gr. 4/5 Liam Mcnamee. Girls Gr. 4/5 Darcy Pigeon. Boys Gr. 6/7 Macyn Leopkey. Girls Gr. 6/7 Brielle Speed.

Knock Away Dribble Championships – Boys Gr. 4/5 David Bain. Girls Gr. 4/5 Darcy Pigeon. Boys Gr. 6/7 Trent Johnson. Girls Gr. 6/7 Victoria Moore.

“Thanks to all the parents who attended, all the coaches who were able to help out, and all the Thunderballers who made the evening so much fun to watch,” Street said.

– Thunderball Basketball

 

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