Tagwi ju­nior girls re­main per­fect, nab SD&G ti­tle

The Glengarry News - - Sports in the Glens - The other SD&G quar­ter-fi­nal – Sean Bray

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

got closer.

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).

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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.

PHOTO COUR­TESY TAGWI SS

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.

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