Wood­land girls’ bas­ket­ball squad, boys’ vol­ley­ballers make a strong run at provin­cials

The Woolwich Observer - - SPORTS - FAISAL ALI

IT’S THE END OF a saga for the ath­letes of Wood­land Chris­tian High School, as the girls’ bas­ket­ball team’s sea­son con­cluded with a shot at a bronze medal at the provin­cials last week.

Play­ing at the bas­ket­ball cham­pi­onships in North Bay No­vem­ber 22-24, the Cava­liers played through the com­pe­ti­tion un­til the fi­nal stages, ul­ti­mately fall­ing in the bronze-medal game to Mac­Don­ald Cartier.

The On­tario Fed­er­a­tion of School Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tions (OF­SAA) cham­pi­onship was the cul­mi­na­tion of a sea­son that saw the Wood­land team pro­pel through the reg­u­lar sea­son and the re­gional cham­pi­onships with a per­fect record.

Seeded sec­ond of 18 teams at the OF­SAA cham­pi­onships, the girls kept their win­ning streak alive, go­ing through the first three rounds un­de­feated, be­fore fi­nally drop­ping that medal­round de­ci­sion. Mac­Don­ald Cartier proved the su­pe­rior team, ul­ti­mately clinch­ing the bronze over Wood­land with a 61-44 fi­nal score.

Tak­ing home the gold this year in girls’ bas­ket­ball was the O’Gor­man High School from Tim­mins, fol­lowed by sil­ver medal­ist E.J. La­je­unesse.

Also mak­ing a show­ing at the provin­cials was the Wood­land boys’ vol­ley­ball team. Seeded ninth out of a ros­ter of 20 com­pet­ing teams, the boys none­the­less climbed to the top of their re­spec­tive pool, edg­ing out the four other teams in a set of round-robin matches, in­clud­ing Durham Chris­tian, which was seeded third over­all.

The boys met their match, how­ever, in the cham­pi­onship quar­ter­fi­nals, fall­ing to an­tique bronze medal­ists, Mère Theresa.

Medal­ing at the boys’ vol­ley­ball this year was the gold-win­ners Louis Riel, sil­ver medal­ists St. Thomas Aquinas and the bronze Hamil­ton Chris­tian.


Wood­land Boys’ vol­ley­ball squad.

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