SSNS 2024 Senior Basketball Championships

March 4, 2024 by  
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SSNS 2024 Senior Basketball Championships

GOLDHalifax WestCharles P Allen High School
SILVERHorton High SchoolCitadel High School
BRONZEAuburn Drive HighMillwood High School
ANITQUE BRONZECitadel High SchoolHorton High School 
GOLDWest Kings District High SchoolWest Kings District High School
SILVERAmherst Regional HighForest Heights Community School
BRONZECole Harbour District High SchoolSacred Heart School of Halifax
ANITQUE BRONZECole Harbour District High School
GOLDShelburne Regional High SchoolHants North Rural School
SILVERSpringhill Junior/Senior High School Lockeport Regional High School
BRONZE Oxford Regional Education Centre St Mary’s Bay Academy
ANITQUE BRONZE  West Bedford High School

Horton High School
Charles P Allen High School
West Kings District High School
West Kings District High School

Shelburne Regional High School
Hants North Rural School


DIVISION 1Auburn Drive HighCitadel High School
 Citadel High SchoolHorton High School
 Halifax WestMillwood High School
 Armbrae AcademyYarmouth Consolidated Memorial High
 North Nova Education CentreCobequid Educational Centre
 Memorial High SchoolArmbrae Academy
 Horton High SchoolCharles P Allen High School
 Cobequid Educational CentreBreton Education Center
DIVISION 2North Kings Education CentreWest Kings District High School
 École secondaire du SommetStrait Area Education and Rec Centre
 West Kings District High SchoolSacred Heart School of Halifax
 Strait Area Education and Rec CentreSouth Colchester Academy
 Amherst Regional HighForest Heights Community School
 Central Kings Rural High SchoolAmherst Regional High
 Cole Harbour District High SchoolCole Harbour District High School
 Breton Education CentreBarrington Municipal High School
DIVISION 3West Bedford High SchoolRiver Herbert District School
 New Germany Rural High SchoolOxford Regional Education Centre
 Shelburne Regional High SchoolLockeport Regional High School
 Baddeck AcademyPugwash District High School
 Springhill Junior/Senior High SchoolWest Bedford High School
 Cape Breton Highlands Education Centre/AcademySt Mary’s Bay Academy
 Oxford Regional Education CentreHants North Rural School
 École Beau-PortCape Breton Highlands Education Centre/Academy

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PROVINCIALS: CPA boys complete threepeat, Horton wins girls banner

Willy Palov

The threepeat is complete for the C.P. Allen Cheetahs.

The Cheetahs beat the Citadel Phoenix 84-68 in the School Sport Nova Scotia Division 1 boys’ provincial championship game at Horton High School on Sunday to claim their third straight banner. 

The Cheetahs also beat the Phoenix in last year’s final and defeated the Halifax Grammar School Griffins in 2022 to win the school’s first-ever provincial boys’ basketball title.

Tournament MVP Mason Thurber was the top scorer for CPA in the gold medal game with 25 points and Jude Cameron (17) and Riley MacQuarrie (15) also hit double digits. Leading Citadel were: Kanan Christmas (21), Peter Napier (15) and Brycen Clark (13). 

Only three other schools have ever won three or more straight Division 1 boys’ basketball titles: Auburn Drive (2013, 2014, 2015), St. Patrick’s (2003, 2004, 2005) and Queen Elizabeth (1983, 1984, 1985, 1986). 

The Millwood Knights claimed their second straight bronze medal with a 77-49 win over the host Griffins. The Knights also edged the Griffins in last year’s third-place game.

Biori Twishime (16 points) and Fabian Colley (10) led Millwood and Sam Moore (12) and Decklin Palmer (10) were the top scorers for Horton.  

West Kings edged Forest Heights Community School 72-69 in the Division 2 championship game at Saint Mary’s University.

In Division 3 play, Kouper Densmore went off for 40 points on his home court to lead Hants North to a 108-67 win over Lockeport in the championship game. Avery Lloyd scored 24 for Lockeport. 

Saint Mary’s Bay beat West Bedford 93-68 to take the bronze medal. 

At the girls’ Division 1 championship at Memorial High School in Sydney Mines, Eva O’Brien scored 20 points as Horton downed Halifax West 65-46 to win gold.

Ali Oluyole added 15 for the Griffins and Isobel MacDonald had 12, while Halifax West’s Olivia Logan led all scorers with 21. It’s the second straight silver medal for Halifax West.

Auburn Drive 64, Citadel 55: Nashya Brooks had 16 points and Courteya Oliver-Fraser 14 to deliver a bronze medal for the Eagles.

Stella Niedermayer paced the Phoenix with 14 points.

West Kings beat Amherst Regional High School 69-55 to claim the Division 2 title at Sacred Heart in Halifax. Results from the Division 3 tournament were unavailable.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Horton Griffins win Division 1 girls’ provincial championship in Cape Breton

Jeremy Fraser

SYDNEY MINES, N.S. – The Horton Griffins wrapped up the weekend by winning a provincial title in Cape Breton.

Horton defeated the Halifax West Warriors 65-46 to claim the School Sport Nova Scotia Division 1 girls’ basketball provincial championship at Memorial High School in Sydney Mines on Sunday.

Eva O’Brien led the way with 20 points while Ali Oluyole had 15 points and Isobel MacDonald chipped in with 12 points for the Griffins.

Olivia Logan had a game-high 21 points while Ava McNutt had nine points and Maria Davignon and Ally McLean both had six points apiece for the Warriors.

In the bronze medal game, the Auburn Drive Eagles of Westphal beat the Citadel Phoenix of Halifax 64-55 to claim the third-place medal.

The host Memorial Marauders went winless at the event. The team lost 68-29 to North Nova of New Glasgow on Friday, 74-50 to Armbrae of Halifax and in the placement game on Sunday 72-33 to Cobequid Educational Centre Cougars.

Division 1 Boys

The Charles P. Allen Cheetahs of Bedford beat the Citadel Phoenix in the championship game 84-68 at Horton High School in Wolfville.

The Breton Education Centre Bears, who were expected to represent Cape Breton at the tournament, pulled out of the tournament after the team was involved in a three-vehicle accident on Friday morning.

Division 2 Boys

West Kings of Auburn, Kings County, beat Forest Heights Community School of Chester Basin 72-69 in the championship game at Saint Mary’s University, hosted by Sacred Heart School of Halifax.

The Strait Area Education Recreation Centre Saints of Port Hawkesbury went winless at the tournament. The club forfeited its first game on Friday to West Kings before losing 74-60 to Barrington on Saturday and 79-65 to Amherst in the placement game on Sunday.

Division 2 Girls

West Kings downed Amherst Regional High School 69-55 to win the championship title.

The Breton Education Centre Bears posted a 1-2 record at the provincial tournament in Amherst.

BEC lost 57-40 to Cole Harbour on Friday before beating Strait Area Education Recreation Centre of Port Hawkesbury 65-20 on Saturday. The club lost to Northeast Kings Education Centre 53-38 in the bronze medal semifinal.

Strait Area Education Recreation Centre forfeited its first game of the tournament to West Kings. The team was expected to play in the placement game on Sunday, but the result was not made available by tournament organizers.

Division 3

Cape Breton Highlands Education Centre/Academy was scheduled to play in the division 3 boys’ tournament in Kennetcook, but no score results were provided by tournament organizers.

Meanwhile, Cape Breton Highlands Education Centre/Academy, Baddeck Academy and Ecole Beau-Port were scheduled to play in the Division 3 girls’ tournament at West Bedford High School, but no score results were provided by tournament organizers.

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