Finals determined for PEISAA AAA basketball championships

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Raider, Colonels to meet in boys title game, Axewomen, Colonels play in girls contest

The top seeded Charlottetown Rural Raiders dominated the Three Oaks Axemen 89-38 Thursday in Prince Edward Island School Athletic Association Domino’s Senior AAA Basketball semifinal action.

The Raiders jumped out to a 15-4 lead early and closed the half on a 21-0 run to lead 46-19. They stretched the lead to 73-32 en route to victory at Holland College.

They will play the Colonel Gray Colonels in the final Tuesday at 8 p.m. while Three Oaks meets the Westisle Wolverines at 4 p.m. for bronze.

The Raiders were led by Brayden White’s 23 points while Noah Giddings had 14 points and eight boards. Stephen Seviour added 13 points and seven rebounds while Lucas Clow and Jack MacAulay each had seven points.

Ty Wright led Three Oaks with 12 while Aiden Smith had eight.

The Colonels advanced to the final with a 76-46 victory over the Wolverines.

Colonel Gray opened the game on a 26-4 run in the first quarter and cruised to victory.

Brett Butler was top gun for the Colonels with six treys and 22 points. He also filled the stat sheet with eight rebounds, three blocks and three steals.

Jeremy Thompson and Max Ramsay each had 13 and Yousef Sefau eight, including a twisting reverse layup off the backboard.

Grade 12 student Kenan Wilkie led the Wolverines with 25 points while Andrew Gough had eight points, eight rebounds and six blocks.

 

Women

The Three Oaks Axewomen punched their ticket to the girls final with a 73-42 victory over the Raiders.

The Axewomen used a strong board presence and their pressure forced a number of turnovers. They held quarter leads of 11-9, 29-20 and 54-26.

Three Oaks will play the No. 1 seed Colonels in Tuesday’s final at 6 p.m. while the Raiders meet the Bluefield Bobcats in the bronze medal contest at 2 p.m.

Jessica Gillis led the Axewomen with 19 points and nine steals while Ashley Simmons had 18 points and Charlotte Thompson 11 with five boards, three steals and three blocks.

Sarah Steele had three three-pointers and 17 points for the Raiders. Kaisse Little added 12.

The Colonels were too much for the fourth-place Bobcats to handle, advancing to the final with a 75-30 victory.

Colonel Grey led 23-6 after the first quarter and 51-11 at halftime.

Jenna Mae Ellsworth and Sarah Peters each had 19 points to lead the Colonels. Kendra Craswell had eight points and eight steals while Jada Yeo had 10.

Haley Wilting had 15 points and Jordan Havenga six for the Bobcats.

All of Tuesday’s games are at Holland College.

Organizations: Holland College, Raiders, Prince Edward Island School

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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