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Bluefield Team One, Grace Christian take home championship banners
CHARLOTTETOWN – The P.E.I. School Athletic Association senior AA basketball championship banners will hang at Bluefield and Grace Christian for the next year.
The Grace Christian girls defeated Bluefield 46-40 in the gold-medal game, and Bluefield claimed the boys’ final 58-43 over Souris.
The Souris Spartans defeated the Montague Vikings 38-33 in the girls’ bronze-medal game, and the Charlottetown Rural Raiders topped Montague 77-58 in the boys’ third-place game.
All four medal games were played at Holland College on Monday.
The PEISAA senior AAA basketball champions will be decided at UPEI on Tuesday. The Three Oaks Axewomen will face the Charlottetown Rural Raiders in the girls’ final at 6 p.m. That game will be followed by an all-Charlottetown boys’ gold-medal match between the Raiders and Colonel Gray Colonels.
The bronze-medal games will be played in the afternoon.
Bluefield 58 Souris 43
Isaac Cheverie, who was named the most valuable player of the provincial championship tournament, sank a game-high 22 points to lead the Bobcats. Aike Wilting and Matthew Meenick each added 12.
Josh McIntosh’s 19-point effort was tops for the Spartans, who received 16 points and 11 boards from Luke Chaisson. Ryan Acorn contributed 17 rebounds.
Bluefield held quarter leads of 15-8, 27-23 and 38-32.
Grace Christian 46 Bluefield 40
Grace Christian jumped out to an early 10-2 lead en route to holding quarter leads of 15-7, 24-15 and 32-29.
Alexa Rancourt scored on a driving layup with 1:41 to go, and a clutch foul shot by Danielle McGonnell with 37 seconds remaining sealed the win.
McGonnell (18), Zoe Good (10) and Rancourt (9) were the top point-getters for Grace Christian. Rancourt, who contributed nine rebounds, was named the provincial championship tournament’s most valuable player.
Abby MacDonald (16) and Haley Cole (12) were Bluefield’s top scorers.
Souris 38 Montague 33
Montague led 19-12 at halftime, but a basket and two foul shots by Jasmine Laybolt gave the Spartans their first lead since the opening minute 24-23 at the end of the third quarter.
A seven-point run, keyed by a three-pointer from Carrsyn Haley, gave the Vikings a 30-27 advantage.
A three-point play by Laybolt and a hoop by Bailee Ford put Souris in front 33-30 with 2:49 to play.
Laybolt (15) and Ford (12) were the top scorers for Souris. Savannah Vandenberg and Haley each had eight points for Montague.
Rural Team Two 77 Montague 58
Kobee Ingersoil scored a game-high 27 points to lead Rural, which built quarter leads of 18-14, 33-28 and 55-40. Jamaal Scott added 21 points and 13 boards while Donovan Ching added 13 points. Connor Kirkland contributed 15 rebounds, including six offensive boards.
For Montague, Ross Power (23) and Dyllin Bernard (14) were the top scorers.
PEISAA senior AA
Jasmine Laybolt, Souris.
Haley Cole, Bluefield.
Abby MacDonald, Bluefield.
Zoe Good, Grace Christian.
Danielle McGonnell, Grace Christian.
Ross Power, Montague.
Jamaal Scott, Rural Two.
Aike Wilting, Bluefield.
Josh McIntosh, Souris.
Luke Chaisson, Souris.