Pair of Kweens make provincial basketball all-star squad

A pair of Hapnot basketball players are no longer just stars. They’re literally all-stars.

Briah Atkinson and Alyssa Patterson were each selected to play in last week’s Basketball Manitoba A/AA/AAA girls’ graduating all-star game at St. Paul’s High School in Winnipeg April 13.

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Both players are Grade 12 student athletes attending Hapnot Collegiate. They became key parts of the Hapnot Kweens junior and senior varsity teams during their four-year stints at the school.

Atkinson and Patterson each suited up for Team Wilson, joining a 14-player roster and a 28-player game assembled using the top players from across Manitoba. Team Wilson ended the game with a 60-42 loss, but Patterson was named player of the game for her team after scoring 10 points.

Patterson was also named to the provincial A/AA/AAA All-Manitoba second team, one of only three northern Manitoba players to be named to one of two all-Manitoba teams this year. Patterson joined R.D. Parker Trojan Emma Deibert on the second team, while another R.D. Parker student, Ashley Williams, was named to the provincial first team.

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