OFSSA is next stop for PSS senior girls 0
PENETANGUISHENE--The PSS senior girls' basketball team won the Georgian Bay Secondary Schools Association "A" championship on Thursday with a 48-23 victory over Almaguin Highlands to qualify for the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSSA) championships next week in St. Catharines.
"It was fantastic," said PSS cocaptain Maggie Gordon. "We went 6-0 in league play and then to win GBs...It's amazing. We really came together as a team. We played hard but we had a lot of fun. Getting to OFSSA was our dream!"
In the first game of the playoffs, hosted by PSS, the host team defeated Gravenhurst 41-
13. Gordon led all scorers with 15 while Katharina Holt added
10. Natalie Dusome and Jazmin Duckett chipped in four each. Madison Wilson led Gravenhurst with seven points.
Against Almalguin, Holt led the way with 23 followed by Gordon with 15, Duckett with four and Kelsey Maracle with three. Emmelie Bourassa had 14 for the visitors who qualified for the final with a 32-31 overtime win over Stayner.
Coached by Bill Bissell and Ross Holt, the team consisted of Gordon, Holt, Dusome, Duckett, Maracle, Sarah Carriere, Chantal Leadbeater, Kiegan Hollefriend, Kaeliegh Berdon, Kate Nicholson, Danielle Corbeau, Sara Presutti, Sam Barnett, and Nicole Yokubynas.
The PSS junior team made it to the championship game, but fell 50-17 to Nouvelle Alliance of Barrie. Michelle Yorke scored 20 for the visitors who also got eight from Melanie Kappel and seven each from Noelle Paulie and Ellie Cowan. Nicole Fournier led PSS with nine points.
In the junior semifinals, PSS defeated Amalguin 32-28 behind 14 points from Gillian Hutton. Fournier added nine while Jill Armstrong and Hannah Thomas had four each. Nouvelle Alliance made it to the final with a 54-4 win over Stayner.
Cowan had 16 for the winners, who got 12 each from Pauli and Melanie Kappel.