CORNER BROOK The G.C. Rowe Junior High Crusaders of Corner Brook captured the Grade 7 female west coast provincial basketball crown in Grand Falls-Windsor this past weekend.
The Rowe squad defeated J.M. Olds of Twillingate 66-17 in the championship game Saturday evening at Exploits Valley Intermediate.
Danielle Hurley, who collected four points, earned player of the game in the final continuing her strong defensive play throughout the tournament.
Her teammate Claire Parsons led the way offensively with a 12-point performance, while tournament Most Valuable Player Ashley Jacobs and Alyssa Warford each had 10.
Brianna Blake had seven points for the Twillingate girls.
The Rowe squad went 4-0 in the tournament.
The Crusaders earned their trip to the final with a 49-20 victory of their Corner Brook rivals Presentation. Warford, Alex Williams and Chelsea Lewis all had eight points in the win. Sara Noseworthy, a pass-first point guard, earned player of the game honours. Ashley Parsons had six points to lead the Panthers in the loss.
Rowe began the tournament with a 59-20 win over J.M. Olds Friday evening. Parsons ‚ÄĒ player of the game ‚ÄĒ had 10 points to lead the way, while teammate Julia Gardner had nine.
Adreia Coles, Hurley, and Williams all had eight in a balanced offensive attack that would be the signature of the way they shared the scoring throughout the tournament.
Olivia Rogers had seven points to lead the Twillingate squad.
The Corner Brook junior high school then defeated St. Paul‚Äôs of Gander 70-12 to end up 2-0 in round robin play. Gardner led the way in this game with 14 points, while Williams poured in 11 ‚ÄĒ all in the first period ‚ÄĒ and Jacobs added nine. Coles was named player of the game.
Chloe Purchase scored three points for the Gander team.