One thing is for certain, a Charlottetown team will win the P.E.I. School Athletic Association midget AA basketball championships today at Colonel Gray High School.
The girls’ final will feature Queen Charlotte taking on Stonepark at 4:30 p.m. The boys’ gold-medal match between Birchwood and Queen Charlotte will follow at 6:30 p.m.
In Friday’s semifinals, the Queen Charlotte girls downed Summerside Intermediate 56-35, and Stonepark defeated Athena 44-28. In boys’ play, Birchwood pulled out a close 49-46 decision over Athena, and Queen Charlotte won 55-49 over Summerside Intermediate.
Queen Charlotte 56, Summerside Intermediate 35
The difference in this game was the first half, when Queen Charlotte outscored Summerside Intermediate 33-7.
Jada Yeo poured in 26 points to ignite Queen Charlotte’s offence while Jenna Mae Ellsworth recorded 17.
Georgia Baker (10), Tara Campbell (7), Julie Woods (7) and Callie MacDonald (5) were Summerside Intermediate’s leading scorers.
Stonepark 44, Athena 28
Lexi McInnis (20) and Maddie Hurley (15) each had big offensive games for Stonepark, which took a 27-16 lead into halftime.
Nikki Arsenault (11), Katrina Martin (6) and Shellanna Cole (5) were Athena’s top offensive producers.
Birchwood 49, Athena 46
Birchwood rallied in the second half to overcome a 26-18 deficit at the intermission.
Melvin Sin-Turay keyed Birchwood’s victory with a 17-point effort.
Cameron Hoy added 15 while Jordan Reid had eight.
Matthew Tanton sparked the Athena attack with a 20-point performance.
Cameron Paynter chipped in with 14 and Matthew Arsenault added nine.
Queen Charlotte 55,
Summerside Intermediate 49
Summerside Intermediate was unable to overcome a 14-point halftime deficit, 33-19.
Alex Campbell (20), John Vos (9), Yousef Sefau (9) and Ryan Thompson (8) keyed the attack for Queen Charlotte.
Jayden MacLean (14), Chris Richard (13) and Keith Johnston (7) were Summerside Intermediate’s top performer
SUMMERSIDE — Kings County teams swept all four semifinal games in the P.E.I. School Athletic Association midget A basketball championships at Summerside Intermediate School on Friday.
In girls’ action, the Vernon River Mustangs outlasted the Miscouche Mustangs 34-28, and the Souris Spartans downed the host Summerside Intermediate School Owls 40-23.
The boys’ contests featured the Morell Marlins getting by the Kensington Torchmen 68-63, and the Montague Storm topped Miscouche 52-42.
Vernon River 34, Miscouche 28
Vernon River built up a 22-9 lead at halftime, and held on to defeat Miscouche.
Miscouche scored 14 of its 28 points in the fourth quarter, but ran out of time.
Top scorer for Vernon River was Zoie Farish with 12 points, and the leading point-getter scorer for Miscouche was Kelsey MacKinnon (11).
Souris 40 Summerside, Intermediate 23
Souris scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to break open a close game and cruise to a 17-point victory.
Miranda Veld led the attack for the Spartans with 16 points, and Jasmine Laybolt chipped in with 10. Sarah Campbell scored eight points to lead the Owls.
Morell 68, Kensington 63
In an exciting game that featured a fast pace and end-to-end action, Morell pulled out a close decision over Kensington.
The game was tied 33-33 at halftime and 48-48 after three quarters.
The duo of Ethan Craig and Shane Pendergast scored 31 points each to pace the speedy Marlins. Kyle Pinkson scored 23 to keep the Torchmen close.
Montague 52, Miscouche 42
Montague, which built a 28-15 lead at the half, was led by the nine-point efforts of Jacob Bedell and Jake Banks.
Dante Perry (13) andBrett Aikens (10) were Miscouche’s top scorers.