Eight students tossed their way to the Regional finals coming up on March 3 at the annual Knights of Columbus Basketball Free Throw competition held ad St. Mary/St. Cecilia’s Catholic School in Morrisburg, last Wednesday, February 15. The program at the local level is sponsored each year by the Morrisburg/Iroquois Knights of Columbus Council #6882. Competing in the events are students from grades 6 through 8 with the 10-11 year olds shooting from a 12 foot mark and shooters ages 12-14 shooting from 15 feet. Winners are determined by the number of baskets made in 15 tries. Last Wednesday’s competition was highlighted with a tie after regulation between Quinn Bennis and Johnny Testerink. After a five shot shoot out the two remained tied to force a second shoot out. Bennis shot first and shot solid, sinking four out of five shots. Testerink missed on his opening shot, and was successful on his next two. His miss on his fourth shot gave Bennis the win.
Pictured above are the Free Throw Winners with representatives of the local Knights of Columbus and District Deputy Knight Richard Pickard who were in attendance for the morning-long activity. Front l-r are Shayna Van Beilen, Quinn Bennis, William DeJong, Thomas Rae, Kyleigh King and Tia Fraser-Dupuis. Back, l-r, are local Knights Tom Colligan and Len Skippy Bisson, Richard Pickard, winners Katrina Eden and Spencer Fawcett, and local Knights Bob Burgess and Bruce MacKenzie.