The Ridley College Senior Girls Basketball Team earned their first victory of their 2011 Tour of Germany on Friday evening scoring a 57-55 victory over New Baskets Oberhausen Club. Tiger Captain Ainsley Camroux-Peacock (Sr.) scored 26 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead the Black-and-Orange. The game was played before a large and supportive crowd, in the city of Oberhausen.
In a tough, physical battle the Tigers found themselves down by as many as 7 points in the final quarter before mounting their comeback. Thanks in part to the defensive efforts of senior forward Franziska Streit and two key baskets by LeAndrea Armbrister (Sr.), Ridley bounced back and held on for the thrilling two-point win.
After dropping a tough decision to Damen ASC Mainz on Thursday evening, the team started Friday with a morning train journey from the city of Mainz along the Rhine River to the city of Essen. Upon arriving at the station in Essen they were met by Franziska’s mother and older sister who had arranged a sight-seeing tour of the city for them. All of the Tiger players and coaches would like to thank Mrs. Streit for a wonderful tour of Essen.
On Saturday the team traveled by train to Cologne where, among many other things, they visited the Christmas Market and had a guided tour of the Cologne Cathedral, a World Heritage Site which has the second-tallest spire and largest facade of any church in the world.
The girls return to their homes on Wednesday to enjoy the holidays.