Tagwi junior girls remain perfect, nab SD&G title
What a season it’s been for Tagwi’s junior girls basketball team, which ran the table of SD&G league play with a perfect record, capped off Monday when the Warriors claimed the SD&G ‘A’ championship, on their home floor.
The girls got a bit of a scare in their semifinal match against Char-Lan, the sixth and final seed at the tournament.
The Crusaders had earlier upset third-ranked North Dundas (2513, 25-23) just to advance to face the Warriors.
Early on in the first set of the semi, Tagwi and Char- Lan exchanged points, before the Warriors went on a 5- 0 run. Following a timeout, called by Crusaders coach Chantal Armstrong, Char-Lan bounced back, pulling in front at 17-16.
That was the point Brian Vincent, bench boss of the Warriors, used a timeout to regroup his side.
Tagwi took the next two points, but then once again Char-Lan moved in front, at 23-21, on backto-back Warriors miscues.
Tagwi got the next four points, though, with the set winner coming off an extended rally.
The seconds set started much the same way. Tagwi led by as much as 5, before Char-Lan battled back to within 1 point, at 10-9 for the Warriors.
Stretches of the set saw Tagwi string together points, leading by as much as 9, before the Crusaders tried to claw back and
Junior boys finish strong
On match point, at 24-16, a well-placed deep ball found the back corner, and the Warriors had the win, along with another sweep.
The Warriors went on to sweep again in the championship match,
Char-Lan’s junior boys basketball team is poised to compete in SD&G playoff action, scheduled for Feb. 14, though details had not been confirmed at press time.
The Crusaders closed out their season with a thrilling, near-comeback effort versus St. Lawrence, played last Friday in Williamstown. dispatching second- ranked la Citadelle.
As SD&G champs, Tagwi will represent the region at EOSSAA, which is scheduled for Feb. 20, in Kemptville.
Trailing by 23 points in the second half, the boys rallied, in large part due to Donovan Francis, who had a pair of three-pointers.
The effort fell just short, though, as CharLan ended up losing 50-47. Connor MacDonald had 16 points, and Owen Robertson 10.
Earlier in the week, Char-Lan won a weathershortened game 17-7, over CCVS.
The boys also lost by 20 to la Citadelle, despite 13 points from MacDonald. match saw Glengarry swept by fourth- seeded l’Heritage (25-18, 25-23).
Midget girls notch win, place 4th
The Glengarry Highlanders midget ‘A’ girls hockey team capped off the regular season with a 4-1 win over Gloucester Cumberland. Madison Ruffo scored twice, while Katherine Thomson and Chloeanne Seguin each had one. Assisting were Madison Pawis (2), Savahna Vachon (2), Kara McClenaghan, and Seguin.
Final record is 6 wins, 6 losses, and 8 ties, with ODWHA playoffs up next.
CHAMPS: Here are the 2019 SD&G ‘A’ junior girls volleyball titlists. Standing in the back row, from left, are assistant coach Andrea Despatie, Grace Folk, Nevynn Witteven, Ellie Adams, Brooklyn Canham, and coach Brian Vincent. In front are Megan McMahon, Maggie Murray, Myrah Murray, and Heidi McIntyre.