Saugeen Girls bas­ket­ball team makes his­tory with ap­pear­ance at CWOSSA

Shoreline Beacon - - Sports -

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.

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