NMBA Prepares for First Major Tournament of the Season
It's become a traditional kickoff staple for minor basketball teams across New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
And it's not far away.
The seventh annual Northside Minor Basketball Association's bantam Division I and Division II girls' tournament unfolds Nov. 8-9 at the three-court Nashwaaksis Middle School fieldhouse.
The 24-team event is the largest age-class girls' tournament in Atlantic Canada.
It begins at 9 a.m. on the Saturday and runs through to 9 p.m. that night before kicking off at 9 a.m. Sunday and capping with divisional championship games at 4:30 p.m.
The NMBA will have two teams in the event and throughout the tournament's history, the Lions have not won a banner.
There is no admission fee to the games, but a full canteen, silent auction items and prizes will be a part of the weekend.
We hope to see you there.
The NMBA D1 Lions are joined by St. Margaret's Bay SLAM of Nova Scotia and Riverview Royals in group III of the Hot 92.3 Division. Group I features Kennebecasis Valley Slammers, Woodstock Thunder and Moncton A Hawks. Group II has Moncton B Hawks, Acadia Axewomen of Wolfville, N.S., and YCBC of Fredericton. Group IV features East Saint John Thunder, Miramichi Tommies and Pictou County Lightning of N.S.
In the Up 93.1 Division, host NMBA is joined in Group VII with Bedford, N.S., and St. Stephen Bobcats. KVBA, Sackville Storm of N.S. and Devon Wildcats of Fredericton make up Group VI. Group V has Fundy of St. George, YCBC and Lancaster of Saint John. Group VIII features River Valley Rush of Grand Bay-Westfield, Sackville (N.B.) Titans and Grand Falls.
The following is the schedule: (Please note Moncton B is in Division 1)
9 a.m. - Woodstock v. YCBC (A, Court 1)
9 a.m. - Moncton B v. YCBC (A, Court 2)
9 a.m. - ESJ v. Miramichi (A, Court 3)
10:30 - YCBC v. Lancaster (B, Court 1)
10:30 - NMBA v. Riverview (A, Court 2)
10:30 - Devon v. KVBA (B, Court 3)
Noon - NMBA v. St. Stephen (B, Court 1)
Noon - River Valley v. Grand Falls (B, Court 2)
Noon - Moncton v. Woodstock (A, Court 3)
1:30 p.m. - Moncton B v. Acadia (A, Court 1)
1:30 p.m. - Fundy v. Lancaster (B, Court 2)
1:30 p.m. - ESJ v. Pictou (A, Court 3)
3 p.m. - KVBA B v. Sackville NS (B, Court 1)
3 p.m. - KVBA A v. Moncton A (A, Court 2)
3 p.m. - Bedford v. St. Stephen (B, Court 3)
4:30 p.m. - Sackville NB v. River Valley (B, Court 1)
4:30 p.m. - Riverview v. St. Margaret's Bay (A, Court 2)
4:30 p.m. - YCBC A v. Acadia (A, Court 3)
6 p.m. - YCBC B v. Fundy (B, Court 1)
6 p.m. - Miramichi v. Pictou (A, Court 2)
6 p.m. - Sackville NS v. Devon (B, Court 3)
7:30 p.m. - NMBA B v. Bedford (B, Court 1)
7:30 p.m. - Grand Falls v. Sackville NB (Court 2)
7:30 p.m. - NMBA A v. St. Margaret's Bay (Court 3)
9 a.m. Playoffs, consolation games begin
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Please view this link for a schedule and calendar of events for all NMBA team practices, locations and times and Steve Nash practices, times and locations.