PEISAA Senior Basketball Championships

March 3, 2018 by  
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Senior A Girls Charlottetown Rural vsvMorell, 44-35 Souris vs Westisle, 37-34
Senior A Boys Montague vs Colonel Gray, 59-57  École  François-Buote vs Souris, 77-68
Senior AA Girls Kensington vs Bluefield, 44-59 Grace Christian vs Montague, 52-66
Senior AA Boys Westisle vs Charlottetown Rural Team 2, 81-48 Morell vs Three Oaks Team 2, 71-75
Senior AAA Girls Colonel Gray vs Charlottetown Rural,35-82 Three Oaks vs Westisle, 46-52
Senior AAA Boys Three Oaks vs Charlottetown Rural, 72-63 Bluefield vs Colonel Gray, 87-54


Charlottetown Rural dominant en route to girls title

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – This one was over early as the Charlottetown Rural Raiders rode an 18-0 run to an 82-35 win over the Colonel Gray Colonels and earned its third straight Prince Edward Island School Athletic Association Domino’s senior AAA girls’ basketball crown Tuesday in Charlottetown.

Ahead 8-7, the pressing Raiders went on a tear turning Gray turnovers into points and keeping the cold-shooting Colonels off-balance. Gray went scoreless almost 10 minutes over the end of the first quarter and early into the second frame.

Freshman Devon Lawlor led all scorers with 19 points for Rural, while tournament MVP Sydney Whitlock and senior Lauren Reid each chipped in 18 points. Lawlor and Reid each nabbed four rebounds.

For Reid, the win capped a three-championship career.

“Each was special in its own way. In Grade 10, we were the underdog. In Grade 12, winning with all your same teammates means a lot. (My biggest memory) are the girls that I’ve been able to win them with,” Reid said. “We played (the press) all year and had success with it, so we thought we’d come out early and get ahead.”

That style worked to a tee and forced several early Gray miscues, which Rural took advantage of and built an 18-7 lead after the first quarter. In the second frame, it was more of same as Rural’s press took its toll and lead the squad out to a 47-16 advantage at the half.

Third quarter? Ditto the second. Rural had a 67-25 edge after three and closed things out in the fourth.

For Gray senior Francis Alvarez, who led her team with 12 points and seven boards, it was an uphill challenge beating a strong Rural team, but she was proud of her squad’s effort.

“We tried to come out hard, go hard and play a good game. We tried our best,” said Alvarez, who was named a tournament all-star. “I think we played pretty hard and didn’t give up, played hard all the way. They were just a really good team.”

Rylee Connolly added 10 points for Gray.

The Westisle Wolverines built a 29-22 en route to a 52-46 win over the Three Oaks Axewomen Tuesday in the bronze medal game to capture its first ever AAA medal.

TOSH closed to 40-36 after three, despite missing 13 foul shots to that point.

Lyndsay Callaghan had a huge game with 16 points and 15 rebounds for Westisle, while Martina Gallant and Hannah MacKinnon each added 10 points and Hannah Hackett seven.

For Three Oaks, Jane Doyle had 11 and Jill Woods and Georgie McKenna had eight points each.


Top performers in the Prince Edward Island School Athletic Association Domino’s girls’ AAA basketball tournament.

All-stars – Devon Lawlor, Maddie Hurley and Lauren Reid, Charlottetown Rural; Francis Alvarez, Colonel Gray; Lyndsay Callaghan, Westisle.

MVP – Sydney Whitlock.

Looking back

A look the recent Prince Edward Island School Athletic Association senior AAA girls’ basketball champs:

2017 Charlottetown Rural

2016 Charlottetown Rural

2015 Colonel Gray

2014 Colonel Gray

2013 Three Oaks

2012 Three Oaks

2011 Colonel Gray

2010 Three Oaks

2009 Colonel Gray

2008 Colonel Gray

2007 Colonel Gray

2006 Colonel Gray

2005 Colonel Gray


Comeback kids from Summerside win PEISAA gold

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Three Oaks finally got its first lead with two minutes left in the third quarter and the Axemen ran with it to a 72-63 victory over the Charlottetown Rural Raiders in the Prince Edward Island School Athletic Association Domino’s senior AAA boys’ basketball title game Tuesday in Charlottetown.

TOSH forward Ethan Boyd finished off his senior year with AAA basketball and volleyball titles (he won volleyball in the fall) and capped it with the basketball tournament MVP. But, he admitted, he wasn’t sure about anything for most of Tuesday’s game.

“Honestly, I really didn’t realize it until three minutes left and we were up by seven points and then I thought maybe we might pull this one out,” said Boyd, who recorded 16 points. “It’s awesome, right up there with the volleyball.”

Rural, which had the edge from the start, took 15-7 and 25-22 leads at the first quarter break and halftime, respectively. The Raiders kept the pressure up in the third when it led 35-29 almost seven minutes into the quarter.

But TOSH chipped away at the lead and got a 39-37 advantage at the 2:08 mark and turned things around. Rural never recovered despite the efforts of Logan MacCallum, who finished with 15 points, and senior Zack Wall, who went for a game-high 22 points.

“I don’t really know what happened. They just started playing better and turned the tide of the game,” Wall said. “It sucks to get second for the third time in a row, but it happens.”

TOSH’s Logan Cameron chipped in 15 points, while freshman Ben MacDougall had 13 points and 11 rebounds.

MacCallum nabbed 11 boards and teammate Parker Roche scored 11 points and had nine boards.

The Colonel Gray Colonels shellacked the Bluefield Bobcats 87-54 in the bronze medal game earlier on Tuesday.


Top performers in the PEISAA men’s AAA basketball tournament.

All-stars – Logan MacCallum and Zack Wall, Charlottetown Rural; Logan Cameron and Ben MacDougall, Three Oaks; Jessie Flemming, Colonel Gray.

MVP – Ethan Boyd.

Looking back

A look the recent Prince Edward Island School Athletic Association senior AAA boys’ basketball champs

2017 Colonel Gray

2016 Colonel Gray

2015 Charlottetown Rural

2014 Charlottetown Rural

2013 Charlottetown Rural

2012 Three Oaks

2011 Three Oaks

2010 Charlottetown Rural

2009 Charlottetown Rural

2008 Charlottetown Rural

2007 Colonel Gray

2006 Colonel Gray

2005 Bluefield

Wolverines, Bobcats win basketball titles

Wilkie, Vos MVPs of PEISAA sr. AA ch’ships

CHARLOTTETOWN – The Westisle Wolverines and Bluefield Team One Bobcats won the 2017-18 P.E.I. School Athletic Association senior AA basketball championships at Holland College on Monday night.

The Wolverines defeated the Charlottetown Team Two Raiders 81-48 in the boys’ final, and the Bobcats topped the Kensington Torchettes 59-44 in the girls’ gold-medal match.

Wolverines 81 Raiders 48
The Wolverines jumped out to a 17-6 advantage after one quarter, took a 31-18 cushion into the half and extended that margin to 60-34 after three quarters.
Elon Wilkie, who was named the provincial championship tournament’s most valuable player, and Derick Arsenault each scored 16 points to pace the Wolverines. Jonathan Smith, Chris Ramsey and Logan Dawson all contributed 14 points. Arsenault also chipped in with 10 rebounds.
For Rural, Nolan Ryan (10), Justin Yang (10), Ben Gillis (9) and Donovan Ching (8) were the leading point-getters.

Bobcats 59 Torchettes 44
The Bobcats got off to a quick start behind six points from Makayla Vos, who was named the most valuable player of the provincial championship.
Bluefield would go on to lead 14-7 after the opening quarter, and was in front 31-17 at halftime. The score at the end of three quarters was 52-25.
Haley Cole (12), Vos (11), Hope Muttart (9) and Sarah LeClair (9) were the top point-getters for Bluefield.
Ellen Cole poured in a game-high 14 points for the Torchettes. Callie Champion added 10, and Hannah LeClair chipped in with seven.

Bronze-medal games
In the girls’ bronze-medal game, the Montague Vikings steadily took control with leads of 16-13, 24-21 and 53-35 en route to a 66-52 final over Grace Christian in a well-played contest.
For Montague, Abby Hameline had 12 points and 15 rebounds to lead the way. Other top scorers were Lox MacMillan (12), Grace Gormley (8), Morgan Jardine (8) and Brianna Dodd (7), who also contributed five assists.
Alexa Rancourt had 21 points and 12 boards to lead Grace Christian, which received a 12-point effort from Sarah Edwards. Caroline MacDonald (11) and Danielle McGonnell (9) also made key offensive contributions.
The Three Oaks Team Two Axemen hung on to win the boys’ bronze medal with a 75-71 decision over the Morell Marlins.
What was a close, fast-paced game turned furious in the last three minutes as a flurry of consecutive treys on trips down the floor left the score tied 67-67 after Morell’s Thomas Craig converted a three-point play. Axemen point guard Tyler MacDonald took over at this point, scoring seven straight points.
Marcus Gauthier had 16 points and 11 boards to lead the Axemen, who received 17 points from Kyle Cameron. MacDonald and Owen Turner each chipped in with 15.
Craig finished with 29 points for the Marlins. Diego McGarry (16) and Ben MacMillan (12), who also recorded 14 rebounds, were Morell’s other top point-getters.
PEISAA senior AA basketball all-stars:
Abby Hameline, Montague.
Alexa Rancourt, Grace Christian.
Ellen Cole, Kensington.
Haley Cole, Bluefield.
Hope Muttart, Bluefield.
Thomas Craig, Morell.
Tyler MacDonald, Three Oaks Two.
Logan Dawson, Westisle.
Derick Arsenault, Westisle.
Nolan Ryan, Charlottetown Rural.


Axemen reach PEISAA senior AAA basketball final

Colonels defeat Axewomen in girls’ semifinal

CHARLOTTETOWN – The Three Oaks Axemen have advanced to the championship game of the P.E.I. School Athletic Association Senior AAA Boys Basketball League.

The Axemen punched their ticket to Tuesday’s  8 p.m. final at UPEI with a 93-49 win over the Bluefield Bobcats in one of four senior AAA semifinals played at UPEI on Thursday.
The Axemen controlled the play and took a 47-30 lead into halftime, and pushed that margin to 70-40 at one point.
Rilind Musliu scored 17 points to lead the Axemen, who received 14 from Cameron Wall and 13 from Logan Cameron.
Daniel Wills had 16 to pace Bluefield, which received 14 points and 11 rebounds from Matthew Meenink. Josh Fall added eight points and Seth Cheverie chipped in with seven.
Three Oaks will be opposed by the Charlottetown Rural Raiders, who outlasted the Colonel Gray Colonels 58-55.
With the score tied 50, Parker Roche hit a foul shot and Logan MacCallum and Zack Wall scored late hoops to give Rural a 57-52 lead with 12.8 seconds remaining. Jessie Flemming hit a three-pointer to make it a 57-55 game, but Roche hit a foul shot with 1.1 seconds remaining to close out the scoring.
The Colonels will take on the Bobcats in the bronze-medal game Tuesday at 4 p.m.


The Three Oaks Axewomen fell behind the Colonels 15-4 in the first quarter, and never recovered in dropping a 61-52 decision.
Gray led 25-18 at the half and 34-27 at the end of three.
Helena Vos scored 20 points to lead the Colonels. Lauren Lilly (18), Jane Doyle (13) and Georgie McKenna (12) were the top point-getters for Three Oaks.
The Colonels will face top-seeded Charlottetown Rural in Tuesday’s final at 6 p.m. The Raiders built a 61-11 halftime lead en route to downing the Westisle Wolverines 94-31 in a semifinal game Thursday afternoon.
Maddie Hurley (18), Ashley Plaggenhoef (15), Devon Lawlor (14), Lauren Reid (14), Sydney Whitlock (10) and Taylor Mitton (9) were Rural’s top offensive producers.
Lyndsay Callaghan (12) and Gemma Shea (5) were Westisle’s leading scorers.
Westisle and Three Oaks will play for the girls’ bronze medal on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Torchettes rally to reach title game

The Kensington Torchettes’ Callie Champion scores a key basket late in the fourth quarter in a P.E.I. School Athletic Association Senior AA Girls Basketball League semifinal game against the Grace Christian Knights at Kensington Intermediate-Senior High School on Thursday night. Champion’s teammate, Ellen Cole, drives to the basket for a possible rebound while the Knights’ Sarah Edwards, 10, Danielle McGonnell, 11, and Caroline MacDonald, 14, hustle back on defence. The Torchettes won the game 59-55.
The Kensington Torchettes’ Callie Champion scores a key basket late in the fourth quarter in a P.E.I. School Athletic Association Senior AA Girls Basketball League semifinal game against the Grace Christian Knights at Kensington Intermediate-Senior High School on Thursday night. Champion’s teammate, Ellen Cole, drives to the basket for a possible rebound while the Knights’ Sarah Edwards, 10, Danielle McGonnell, 11, and Caroline MacDonald, 14, hustle back on defence. The Torchettes won the game 59-55. – Jason Simmonds

Westisle boys reach final

KENSINGTON – Emily MacDonald started and completed the comeback for the Kensington Intermediate-Senior High School Torchettes on Thursday night.

With Kensington trailing by 17 points in the third quarter, MacDonald sank a three-point shot to ignite a Torchettes’ rally. MacDonald, who finished with 18 points, later capped the comeback by scoring after grabbing an offensive rebound and scoring off the glass to make it a two-possession game and close out the scoring in Kensington’s 59-55 win over the Grace Christian Knights.
The P.E.I. School Athletic Association Senior AA Girls Basketball League semifinal game was played before a noisy crowd at the KISH gymnasium. The Torchettes will play in the gold-medal game at Holland College in Charlottetown on Monday at 6 p.m. The Torchettes will face the Bluefield Bobcats, who edged Montague 81-78 in overtime.
The Torchettes, who were down 33-16 at halftime, started the second half strong and cut Grace Christian’s lead to single digits. However, the Torchettes went cold and the Knights were able to restore their 17-point lead.
Callie Champion, who scored three straight baskets to give the Torchettes a 57-53 lead, also finished with 18 points. Ellen Cole contributed 10 for Kensington.
Sarah Edwards poured in a game-high 21 points for the Knights, who received 13 from Caroline MacDonald and nine from Alexa Rancourt.
Hope Muttart scored 25 points to lead Bluefield, which received six points from Fiona Nicholson in overtime.
Allison Vandaele and Abby Hameline each chipped in with 11 for Montague.

Westisle boys
The Westisle Wolverines punched their ticket to Monday’s 8 p.m. boys’ final with an 82-38 decision over the visiting Morell Marlins.
The Wolverines, after a slow start against the hard-working Marlines, took a 38-25 lead into halftime.
Westisle, which had a very strong defensive second half, had contributions from all players. Elon Wilkie (20), Morgan Caseley (16) and Logan Dawson (14) led the Wolverines’ balanced attack.
Thomas Craig (16) and Ben MacMillan (10) paced Morell’s attack.
The Wolverines will face the Charlottetown Rural Team Two Raiders, who pulled out a 61-48 win over the Three Oaks Team Two Axemen.
Donovan Ching and Nolan Ryan each scored eight for Rural, and Rhys Storr had seven.
Tyler MacDonald of the Axemen led all scorers with 24 points. Owen Turner (6), Jack Somers (5) and Marcus Gauthier (5) were the other top point-getters for Three Oaks.
The Axemen and Marlins will play for the bronze medal at Holland College on Monday at 4 p.m.

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