15U/17U WOMEN’S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS CONCLUDE IN VICTORIA

The 2019 15U & 17U Women’s National Championships concluded this evening in Victoria, BC with Quebec earning both the 15U championship over Ontario with a score of 72-55, as well as, capturing the 17U championship over Alberta 55-45. With these victories, Quebec competes a complete sweep of this year’s 15U & 17U National Championships Men’s and Women’s divisions, earning four gold medals.

15U Girl’s National Championship

Quebec would assert their championship determination early on by opening a six-point lead at the end of the first half. Ontario would prove to be a worthy opponent, consistently remaining in striking distance. It was not until the final quarter when Quebec would pull away with a double-digit lead and keep their foot on the gas led by Cassandre Prosper’s dominating double-double performance (24pts, 18reb) to claim gold following a 55-72 victory.

In the bronze medal match, British Columbia would claw back from behind against New Brunswick to place third after securing a 52-45 victory.

*Click here for the boxscore.

15U MVP – Cassandre Prosper #9 – Quebec

15U First Team All-Stars
Name Team
Sophie-Anne Bouffard Quebec
Christine Geraldo Quebec
Delaney Gibb Alberta
Lemyah Hylton Ontario
Cheyenne Rowe Ontario
15U Second Team All-Stars
Name Team
Lauren Hainstock Nova Scotia
Jessica Keripe New Brunswick
Treyah Paquette Manitoba
Taija Sta Maria Ontario
Julia Tuchscherer British Columbia

17U Girl’s National Championship

In a closely contested match of familiar teams, we would see Quebec take on Alberta in the final match of the week. Quebec implied a strong defensive scheme to shut down Alberta’s perimeter threats. Supplemented with a balanced offensive attack highlighted by strong performances by Louelle Allana (11pts, 7reb) and Omella Niankan (11pts, 7reb), Quebec would withstand a third quarter run by Alberta and inch away with a 55-45 victory to complete their gold medal journey at Nationals.

Looking to claim both Women’s bronze medals, British Columbia would face Saskatchewan who was coming off a disappointing overtime defeat in yesterday’s semi-final. British Columbia led during the entirety of the game eventually finishing with a 69-60 victory.

*Click here for the boxscore.

17U MVP – Kiandra Browne #22 – Quebec

17U First Team All-Stars
Name Team
Louella Allana Quebec
Tea DeMong Alberta
Deja Lee British Columbia
Ornella Niankan Quebec
Mimi Sigue Alberta
17U Second Team All-Stars
Name Team
Jessica Clarke British Columbia
Yvonne Ejim Alberta
Kennedy Hollinger Saskatchewan
Jayme Foreman Ontario
Samantha Russell Nova Scotia