The Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School Division 1 girls’ basketball team will host the annual Ian Spencer Memorial tournament this weekend.
All games in the two-day event (Feb. 2 and 3) will tip-off at the Regional gym.
Friday, at 2 p.m., round robin action will get underway with the North Nova Gryphons and CEC Cougars, followed by the host Royals and Harrison Trimble (4 p.m.); CP Allen Cheetahs and CEC (6 p.m.) and Royals versus Lockview Dragons (8 p.m.).
Round robin action wraps up Saturday with North Nova and CP Allen (9 a.m.) and Harrison Trimble and Lockview (11 a.m.).
The third-place teams and second-place teams, from each division, will battle at 3 and 5 p.m., respectively.
The championship game is set for 5 p.m.
MacDonald earns all-star
At the recent Bill Dompierre Memorial at Lockview High School in Fall River, the Royals posted a 2-1 mark.
In a 76-43 loss to CP Allen, Lauren Lowther finished with a double-double – 10 points and 10 rebounds – while Briar MacDonald added nine points and 10 rebounds.
In a 66-57 win over North Nova, MacDonald scored 26 points and added seven rebounds, while Jessie Weaver chipped in a double-double – 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Sophie Milner also finished with 13 points.
MacDonald led the way with 17 points and eight rebounds in a 61-57 victory over the host Dragons.
Weaver has 16 points and eight rebounds, while Milner added a double-double – 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Cailunn Bance earned a player-of-the game nod.
MacDonald was named a tournament all-star spot.
In Northumberland Region league action, the Royals won 54-53 over North Nova.
Weaver, the player of the game, led the charge with 21 points and 11 rebounds, while MacDonald also finished with a double-double – 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Led by veteran head coach Gail MacDougall, along with assistants Alana Lawn, Abbie Macintosh and Kate Spencer, the Royals’ roster includes Grade 12 co-captains Weaver and Hannah Bance; Grade 11s, MacDonald, Lowther and Jessica MacKinnon; Grade 10s, Charleigh Clarke, Madison Gorman, Taylor Gorman and Bance; and Grade 9s, Milner, Sophie Delorey and Malia Artibello.