BNB NMBA Division 1 bantam girls' champions 2013-14. Team members, left to right, Lauren Casey, Maegan Burtt, Katie Morehouse, Lucy Beaumont, Torrie Janes, Chantelle Austin, Kali Wilson, Eron O'Shaughnessy, Jaiden Penney, Abby Cartwright. Absent is Erin Cunningham. Head coach Ryan Chase, assistant coach Brad Janes.

NMBA's Jaiden Penney drives to the hoop at BNB Division 1 bantam girls' playoffs against Riverview. (James West Photo)

NMBA bantam D1 player Edmond Surur works the ball into the key during Basketball New Brunswick action.

Declan McKillop of the NMBA bantam D1 boys prepares to shoot a free throw during competition with the Lions.

NMBA's Micah Williams gets in a defensive stance to stop the ball for the Lions during BNB action.

Thomas Hoyt drives to the offensive zone for the bantam D1 Lions.

Members of the NMBA 2013-14 bantam B girls, looking sharp with their leaping lion logo.

A smash of former NMBAers joined present day NMBA Lions who also toil for NMS in a scrimmage. Players are, back row, left to right Lucy Beaumont, Kali Wilson, Kenzie Janes, Torrie Janes, Meaghan Christie, Katie Morehouse, Abby Cartwright, Mackenzie Webb, Jaiden Penney, Erin Cunningham and Mikayla Hand. Front row, left to right, Riley Lavender, Ashley Ketch, Alexis Sacobie, Ashley Goodspeed and Susanna Rich. Thanks to all the alumni members for giving back.

Thanks to The Daily Gleaner photographer James West for his outstanding work at the sixth annua NMBA bantam girls' tournament. The intensity of bantam A Lion Katie Morehouse is shown in this game against the Miramichi Tommies.


Former NMBAer Taylor Forsythe, first row, far right, is a member of the 2013 BNB under-15 team.

Former NMBA midget Leo Titarenko, back row, middle, is a member of the 2013 under-15 BNB boys' team.

Jared Stafford, far right in green, quarterbacked the NMBA Lions to a BNB midget AAA title in 2013. Now he's a member of BNB Canada Summer Games team.

Drawing up plays at a tournament isn't just for coaches.

It's not all X's and O's when it comes to the NMBA. An intrasquad under-13 game resulted in championship hardware consisting of cones, pylons and even a chair for defence.

New jerseys await the re-birth of the NMBA bantam boys' program for 2013-14. Start spreading the word and begin the preparation for Lion Pride.

The NMBA u-13 girls went 4-0 at the UNB Shootout Tournament. Great job girls.

Declan McKillop goes hard for a rebound showing Lion grit with the mini boys' program.

Coach Coulombe, mini girls

Jaiden Penney looking for an option on the court. Members of the NMBA under-13 team in St. Andrews.

Former Lion Alysia Dutcher, far right, is a member of the 2013 BNB u-15 development team.

A blast from the past from the Lion trailblazers!

NMBA's first u-13 girls' team

Jared Stafford ignited the NMBA midget Lions to a BNB gold medal in 2013. He is a Canada Summer Games' player and plays for Leo Hayes.

The goal for young NMBA players is to get to the next level of play. That level is the NBIAA like the Leo Hayes High Lions who competed for a provincial championship at Saint John's Harbour Station.

BNB Tier I AA bantam champion Lions 2011-12.

Introduction of NMBA mini team in 2010. That's Torrie Janes (33) and Kali Wilson (3) with sponsors from CCU.

NMBA Lions battle Fredericton YCBC at DMS.

BNB 2013 Canada Summer Games team has three former NMBAers on its roster including Allison Keane, Sara Ripley and Emma Blizzard.

Bantam Lions in action against Amherst, N.S.

Whenever the NMBA and YCBC meet, its always a solid rivalry game.

Coach Coulombe and her Lion charges.

Lions work out in pre-season practice at LHHS.

NMBA Lions earned gold at the 2013 BNB midget AAA Tier I championship.

Lady Lions earn bronze at 2012-13 BNB bantam Tier II championship. Head coach Luc Bergeron at right and assistant Graham Rich, left. Two titles in a row for players Molly Agar and Kayla Boyle.