Bobcats, Blazers claim A hoop titles in PEISAA

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The Bluefield Bobcats Two broke open a close game with a big third quarter to win the Prince Edward Island School Athletic Association Domino’s senior A girls basketball championship.

The host Bobcats defeated the Kinkora Blazers 51-38 to capture the provincial banner.

Bluefield led 11-9 after the first quarter and 21-20 at halftime.

Shelby Shellikens scored 10 straight points in a 16-0 third quarter run by the Bobcats.

Shellikens ended with 15 points, Keira Coady had eight and Cassie Doucette seven for the winners while Jill Lawless had 20 for Kinkora. Maddy McGrath added eight points while Briar Roberts contributed several boards, steals and assists for the Blazers.

The Charlottetown Rural Two Raiders defeated the Morell Marlins 39-36 for the bronze medal.

The Raiders started like gangbusters in the first quarter and raced to a 16-4 lead.

The Marlins would not quit and rallied to be down 18-16 at halftime.

The third stayed even with the Raiders up 30-28 and with 5:02 left it was 36-33 Raiders. Both teams traded baskets and with Morell’s Merinda Hendricken second consecutive hoop with 2:05 to go Morell drew within one, 37-36. But the Raiders got hot and led by Christina Lourenso and Kate Doiron pulled out the victory.

Lourenso had 15 points to lead the Raiders while Doiron and Emma Bradley each added six.

Hendricken led the Marlins with four points and 19 rebounds while Emma Drake and Katie Gallant each scored 10.

Boys

The Blazers used its size advantage to defeat a hard-working Marlins squad 64-50 to capture the A boys title.

The Blazers led throughout, holding quarter leads of 20-16, 34-27 and 51-31 on their way to victory.

Sam Milligan had 18, Andrew MacCormack 14, Brady Vandervelden and Michael Lawless eight each and Sam Jay and Logan Robinson seven each as the balanced Kinkora attack and strong rebounding controlled the game.

For the Marlins, Shane Pendergast had 14, Ethan Craig 13 and Matt Hicken 8.

Amaro Sefau had five three pointers and 18 points to lead the Colonel Gray Colonels Two to a 43-37 victory over the Bobcats in the bronze medal game.

The Colonels held quarter leads of 16-9, 19-17 and 32-26.

Matt Buell added 16 points for the Colonels.

Josh Gallant led the Bobcats with 18 boards and 10 points while Darcy Watts scored 11 and Jonah Bergman eight.

Organizations: Raiders, Marlins, Prince Edward Island School Athletic Association Domino

Geographic location: PEISAA

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