Overtime and shots in the dying seconds decide PEISAA AAA semifinals

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The Charlottetown Rural Raiders erased a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter en route to an 86-83 overtime win against the Three Oaks (TOSH) Axemen Wednesday in Prince Edward Island School Athletic Association Domino's senior AAA basketball action.

The victory sets up an all-Charlottetown boys final with the Raiders meeting the Colonel Gray Colonels Tuesday at 8 p.m. at UPEI.

The second-seeded Axemen and third-place Raiders were tied at 21 after the first quarter. Three Oaks was up 39-32 at half and 60-47 after three quarters.

The Axemen went up 17, but the Raiders chiselled it down to six with four minutes to play.

Ben MacIntosh rebounded a missed foul shot and hit one of two free throws to tie the game at 71 with 28.3 seconds to go to force overtime.

The Axemen jumped out to an early five-point advantage in the extra frame, but Rural tied the game with 2:14 to play.

A trey by Ilan Shvartsman gave the Raiders a three-point lead and they increased it to five with 1:03 left, following hoops by Zack Wall and Adam Ryan.

The teams traded layups and a hoop by Axemen forward Chris Richard made it 86-83 with two seconds left, but Three Oaks could not get the ball back.

Ryan had a game-high 35 points while Isaac Kirkland had 22 with Wall and Bourque each chipping in 11.

Cameron Paynter paced Three Oaks with 17 points while Logan MacDougall had 16, Matt Tanton 14 and Richard 10.

Colonel Gray 81 Westisle 62

The top-seeded Colonel Gray Colonels used a 27-point run in the second quarter to coast to a 81-62 victory over the Westisle Wolverines in the other semifinal.

Alex Campbell had 25 points and 13 boards, including seven on the offensive end, to lead the Colonels. Olexander Sokolenko and Jordan Reid each added 12.

Connor Herget had a game-high 32 points with 13 rebounds for the Wolverines. Mackenzie Brennan added 17.

Westisle plays Three Oaks for the bronze medal Tuesday at 4 p.m. at UPEI.

Girls

The Raiders used two blocked shots in the final seconds to defeat the Three Oaks Axewomen 42-40 in the girls semifinal at UPEI.

The Raiders led most of the game, including 25-19 at half and 34-29 after three. TOSH went ahead 40-39 with 37.8 seconds to play on a hoop by Tara Campbell. A foul shot by Lexi MacInnis with 32.3 seconds gave Rural a tie and a driving lay-up by MacInnis with 13 seconds set up the final flurry.

Rural advances to Tuesday's gold-medal match at 6 p.m. at UPEI against Colonel Gray, while Three Oaks and Montague play for the bronze at 2 p.m.

MacInnis had 17 points to lead the Raiders while Nicole Davies had 10. Nikki Arsenault and Georgie McKenna each had eight for Three Oaks.

Colonel Gray 75 Montague 26

The Colonels continued their undefeated season, rolling to a convincing 75-26 victory over the Montague Vikings.

Grade 12 players Jenna Mae Ellsworth with 20 and Jada Yeo, 19, led the Colonels. Molly Stewart had 11 points for the Vikings.

Organizations: Charlottetown Rural Raiders, Prince Edward Island School Athletic Association Domino, Colonels Vikings

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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