The Superior Heights SteelHawks and Korah Colts competed in the Sault for the NOSSA AA Championship while the St. Mary’s Knights travelled to Sudbury for the NOSSA AAA Championship.
In Junior action, the NOSSA AA final game came down to the SteelHawks and the Colts which was a nail biter of a game.
Superior Heights would out shoot Korah in the first quarter 7 to 3 with Annie Damignani scoring 4 points and Shyanne Jones with 3 for the SteelHawks and Kaylan Kohvakko would have a 3 pointer for the Colts.
The SteelHawks took control in the second quarter outshooting the Colts 15 to 6. Grace Koski and Kaylan Kohvakko would each have 3 point shots for the Colts. Sarah McLeod would count 5, Alicia Wellings had 6 and Brianna Bruni and Annie Damignani would each score 2 points for the SteelHawks to have Superior Heights leading at the half by a score of 22 to 9.
Korah would rebound a little in the third quarter out scoring Superior Heights by three points, but the SteelHawks would still have the lead by a score of 32 to 24.
Fouls were the main priority in the fourth quarter with both teams having the same amount of fouls.
Korah turned up the heat adding 6 points while holding Superior Heights to 3 at the mid-point of the quarter. For the next minute and a half Korah would stop Superior Heights from scoring while pulling within one point. Makenna Cameron would tie the game at 35 on a foul shot.
A little over a minute later Korah would gain a two point lead but was short lived as Superior Heights would close the gap on a foul shot. With less than a minute left to go in the game Korah would gain the two point advantage and then seal the win on another foul shot to have the Korah Colts take the NOSSA AA Jr Girls Championship by a score of 39 to 36.
Top scorers for Korah were Taylor Elliot with 15 while Makenna Cameron and Kaylan Kohvakko would each have 6. Alicia Wellings and Annie Damignani would each count for 8 points for Superior Heights.
In Sudbury, the St. Mary’s Knights Junior Girls took on MacDonald Cartier in NOSSA AAA action.
Emily Scarpino would hit the game winning shot at the buzzer to win the championship. Makenzi Chartrand had 10 points, Emily Scarpino had 8 points and Emma Hendrie had 6 in the 34 to 32 win.
In NOSSA AA Senior action the Korah Colts hit the court against the Lasalle Lancers who were the reigning NOSSA AA champions from last year.
Lasalle took an slim lead in the game leading by a point at the end of the first quarter by a score of 11 to 10.
Korah would hit the net for 16 points while holding the Lancers to only 8 points in the second quarter to have Korah leading by a score of 26 to 19. Tori Ivey came away with scoring 12 points which included three 3 pointers while Carina Hargis would add a 3 point shot.
Karley Hellstrom from Lasalle would add a three point shot while Kenora Maffo would sink 3 out of the 4 foul shots.
Lasalle would keep pace with Korah in the third quarter but would fall short by one point with the Colts still in the lead by a score of 38 to 28. Carina Hargis led the way for Korah with two 3 pointers while Lancers’ Karly Hellstrom would match Carina’s 3 point shots.
Scoring in the fourth quarter slowed down with Korah only netting 5 and Lasalle only managing to add 3 points to their total to give the Colts the NOSSA AA championship by a score of 43 to 31.
Tori Ivey led the way with 21 points for Korah and Karly Hellstrom would net 9 points for Lasalle.
In NOSSA AAA action the Senior Girls from St. Mary’s would take down MacDonald Cartier 39 to 35.
Serena Pulente had 14 points, Alicia Gibbs had 9 and Megan Girardi would add 6 points for the Knights.
St. Mary’s will now head to Windsor Nov 25 to 27th to compete in the OFSAA AAA Championship.