Saugeen Girls basketball team makes history with appearance at CWOSSA
The saugeen royals sr. girls basketball team capped their season competing at cWossa (central Western ontario secondary schools association) in Waterloo - we believe it was a first for girls at saugeen district secondary school.
The royals finished in second after regular season play. Two of the games were won in the last minutes of play with baskets from Jamie miller and Josie berry.
The royals faced owen sound in the bluewater championships, and although they played with great intensity, they were defeated 48-18.
The royals also went to grey highlands school to play in a cWossa qualifier. They were matched up against st. mary’s mustangs.
it was an extremely competitive game with both teams exchanging leads. however, with riley Funston dribbling through the press, Josie berry rainingthreesandtherestofthe team playing solid defense the royals came out victors 37-32.
First up at cWossa championships was bishop mac from guelph, the eventual silver medalist at oFssa. This was an eye-opener for the girls who struggled to break their full court press. The final score was 78-11. The royals then faced galt in a back-and-forth match. galt took a 20-13 half-time lead into the dressing room, but saugeen fought back to finish the third quarter down 24-22.
galt won the game 36-29, sinking two late baskets. Top royals scores were riley Funston (9), sacha murano (7) and Josie berry (6).
coach John scott was extremely proud of the girls.
“This was a great experience for the girls to compete at the top level, truly a high light in my 42 year coaching career, ” he said in a nov. 29 press release, adding special thanks to assistant coach, mr. elliot, and Jr. team call up olivia Weigand.