Holy Cross girls win AA bas­ket­ball cham­pi­onship

The Peterborough Examiner - - Sports - MIKE DAVIES Ex­am­iner Sports Di­rec­tor Mike.Davies@pe­ter­bor­ough­daily.com

A youth­ful Holy Cross Hur­ri­canes se­nior girls’ bas­ket­ball team cap­tured the Kawartha AA cham­pi­onship on Fri­day.

The Hur­ri­canes outscored the Adam Scott Lions 12-0 in over­time in a 59-47 vic­tory in the fi­nal at Lind­say Col­le­giate. It was the third meet­ing of the sea­son be­tween the teams who split their two reg­u­lar sea­son en­coun­ters.

The Hur­ri­canes have just one player in Grade 12 (Jen­naya Wiar­ton), two Grade 9 stu­dents (Danni Nel­son, Meg­gie Hiltz) and one Grade 10 (Ju­lia Gem­miti). The rest are Grade 11 girls who were part of a COSSA ju­nior cham­pi­onship team last year in­clud­ing Rachel Bjor­gan, Katie Con­nelly, Abi­gail Hiltz, Molly Matthews and Bri­anna Thomp­son.

“They dug deep and de­cided they wanted to win,” said Tracey Mus­clow, who coached the Hur­ri­canes with re­tired teacher Bev Quin­lan. “They were tired but they were able to pull it to­gether at the end and found that en­ergy some­where.”

It’s an un­usu­ally young se­nior team but very ded­i­cated and de­ter­mined, said Mus­clow.

“They’re re­ally good ath­letes in gen­eral and they’ve worked very hard. They’ve trained hard and de­cided from the be­gin­ning of the sea­son they re­ally wanted to go for it and put the time in,” said Mus­clow. “They are driven young ladies who are pur­su­ing ex­cel­lence in a lot of ar­eas of their lives, not just bas­ket­ball.”

Both teams will travel to Quinte Re­gion for COSSA on Thurs­day.

In semi­fi­nals, Adam Scott de­feated Cobourg’s St. Mary’s Thun­der 38-36 while Holy Cross beat the Lind­say Col­le­giate Spar­tans 52-42.

In ju­nior AA ac­tion, LCVI de­feated Adam Scott 47-26 in the fi­nal. The Spar­tans beat Holy Cross 37-16 in semi­fi­nals while Adam Scott beat St. Mary’s 38-27.

Lind­say’s I.E. Wel­don Wild­cats swept the Kawartha AAA ju­nior and se­nior girls’ bas­ket­ball ti­tles.

The se­nior Wild­cats de­feated the Cobourg Col­le­giate Wolves 43-25 in Fri­day’s fi­nal on home court. In semi­fi­nals the Wild­cats de­feated the Thomas A. Ste­wart Griffins 67-30 while CCI beat the St. Peter’s Saints 32-28.

The ju­nior AAA fi­nal was played on Thurs­day with the Wild­cats edg­ing CCI 33-32.

Wel­don will host the COSSA AAA play­offs on Thurs­day.

Boys’ Vol­ley­ball

The St. Peter’s Saints won the Kawartha AAA ju­nior boys’ vol­ley­ball ti­tle on Thurs­day de­feat­ing the Cobourg Col­le­giate Wolves 3-2 in the fi­nal.

The I.E. Wel­don Wild­cats cap­tured the se­nior AAA ti­tle de­feat­ing the Thomas A. Ste­wart Griffins 3-0 in the fi­nal.

The fi­nal­ists at both ju­nior and se­nior will com­pete at COSSA next week in Belleville.

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