Kensington Torchettes start on fire in eliminating Souris Spartans

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Kensington to play Westisle Monday for AA girls gold

Hannah Harrington hit four three-point shots in the first quarter to lead the Kensington Torchettes over the Souris Spartans 62-49 Tuesday in Prince Edward Island School Athletic Association AA girls' basketball semifinal action.

Harrington's downtown shooting helped Kensington build a 24-6 lead after the first quarter. They led 39-22 at the half and 47-30 heading to the fourth quarter at Colonel Gray High School.

Harrington ended up with 20 points while Abby Donald, Chloe Champion and Kelsey MacLean each had eight. Annie Tuplin added 13 rebounds for the winners.

Jasmine Laybolt scored 17 points to lead Souris while Meaghan Stewart scored 11 and added 14 boards and Bailee Ford chipped in with eight points.

The Torchettes will play the Westisle Wolverines for gold Monday at 6 p.m. while Souris plays Charlottetown Rural Two for bronze at 2 p.m. Both games are at Colonel Gray.

The Wolverines rolled to a 68-36 victory over Charlottetown Rural Two in Tuesday's first semifinal.

The Wolverines held quarter leads of 14-6, 32-14 and 50-24.

For Westisle, Vanessa Rennie had 17, Martina Gallant 15 and Madison MacKinnon 13 plus 11 boards. Cristina Lourenso had 14 points, including two treys, to lead Rural.

Boys

The Morell Marlins unleashed a barrage of three-point shoots the Souris Spartans could not compete with to advance to the boys AA final.

The Marlins hit 14 treys in a 83-51 victory on Tuesday.

Leading the charge were Shane Pendergast and Ethan Craig each with 24 points, including four long bombs apiece.

Stephen Young added 15 points on five threes while Alex Hardwick added eight points and 12 rebounds.

Souris was led by Josh MacIntosh's 21 points while Luke Chaisson added 15 plus 13 rebounds and Ryan Acorn scored six and hauled down 13 boards.

Morell will play Bluefield for gold Monday at 8 p.m. at Colonel Gray after Colonel Gray Two and Souris play for bronze at 4 p.m.

Organizations: Prince Edward Island School Athletic Association AA, Colonel Gray High School

Geographic location: Kensington

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  • Spudnik56
    March 02, 2016 - 08:21

    Congrats to the Morell boys. However, it should be noted that Morell and Bluefield are AAA teams are playing for a AA crown. Meanwhile the AA kids are playing for third place. The PEIAA basketball ranking system is flawed and should be reviewed for next season.