Cameron family happy with tournament

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CARSTAIRS – The 2017 Natasha Cameron Neilson Memorial Girls Basketball Tournament is in the books and the Cameron family is thankful for all who participated in the tournament honouring their daughter.

The tournament, held Feb. 17-18 in Carstairs, honours the memory of the former Hugh Sutherland star player, who passed away in 2002 at the age of 21.

“It was great,” said Scott Cameron, father of Natasha. “Things worked out well. It was nice to have four teams from outside our county come participate. Everyone wants to come back again so that’s a good sign.”

Cameron said the competition at the tournament was good with plenty of close games. He was pleased to see both family and friends of Natasha come out to support the tournament.

“There were lots of people there for the final,” he said. “It was also great to have all the students there for the first game. That was lots of fun.”

Cameron said the tournament goes a long way in remembering Natasha and what she stood for.

“It’s still competitive but it’s a lot of fun,” he said. “It’s not all about the basketball. It’s about developing relationships and having some fun and also about promoting women’s sports.”

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Craig Lindsay

Craig Lindsay is a reporter with the Mountain View Gazette who joined the newspaper in 2016. He covers news, sports and community events in Didsbury, Carstairs and Cremona. He is a photographer and columnist as well.