Sports Wall of Fame: 1935-1936 Niagara Falls Anglicans Women's Basketball Team

In January, the City of Niagara Falls will be inducting the 1935-1936 Niagara Falls Anglicans Women's Basketball Team to the Sports Wall of Fame.

The City needs help identifying the players in the photo to invite any living members, or their direct family members, to attend the ceremony.

Information can be sent to Beth Angle, Manager of Recreation & Programs, at [email protected].


Niagara Falls Anglicans 1935-1936 Women’s Basketball Team

In April of 1936, the Niagara Falls Anglicans Women’s Basketball Team brought a new honour home when they won the Ontario Intermediate Church Championship with a final score of 27-26 over the Toronto Silverthorns. The team advanced with several hard-fought victories over the other Ontario Regions to advance to the Championship Final in our home, Niagara Falls. An article from the Niagara Falls Evening Review on April 14th, 1936, stated that the audience witnessed “one of the most exciting contents ever played in Niagara Falls” the night of the game.

Forward Vida Russ and Guard Edith Dunk led the winning team with 9 and 4 points, respectively. Other team members were Forward McKay with 4 points, Centre Preston with 2 points, Guard Chambers with 6 points,  Subs Upton with 2 points, and Mann, Grant, and Bruce. The Head Coach was Bert Jennings, and the Manager was Louis Carter.

Posted on: 11/28/2022 11:50 AM - Category: In the News