CHARLOTTETOWN – The Westisle Wolverines and Bluefield Team One Bobcats won the 2017-18 P.E.I. School Athletic Association senior AA basketball championships at Holland College on Monday night.
The Wolverines defeated the Charlottetown Team Two Raiders 81-48 in the boys’ final, and the Bobcats topped the Kensington Torchettes 59-44 in the girls’ gold-medal match.
Wolverines 81 Raiders 48
The Wolverines jumped out to a 17-6 advantage after one quarter, took a 31-18 cushion into the half and extended that margin to 60-34 after three quarters.
Elon Wilkie, who was named the provincial championship tournament’s most valuable player, and Derick Arsenault each scored 16 points to pace the Wolverines. Jonathan Smith, Chris Ramsey and Logan Dawson all contributed 14 points. Arsenault also chipped in with 10 rebounds.
For Rural, Nolan Ryan (10), Justin Yang (10), Ben Gillis (9) and Donovan Ching (8) were the leading point-getters.
Bobcats 59 Torchettes 44
The Bobcats got off to a quick start behind six points from Makayla Vos, who was named the most valuable player of the provincial championship.
Bluefield would go on to lead 14-7 after the opening quarter, and was in front 31-17 at halftime. The score at the end of three quarters was 52-25.
Haley Cole (12), Vos (11), Hope Muttart (9) and Sarah LeClair (9) were the top point-getters for Bluefield.
Ellen Cole poured in a game-high 14 points for the Torchettes. Callie Champion added 10, and Hannah LeClair chipped in with seven.
In the girls’ bronze-medal game, the Montague Vikings steadily took control with leads of 16-13, 24-21 and 53-35 en route to a 66-52 final over Grace Christian in a well-played contest.
For Montague, Abby Hameline had 12 points and 15 rebounds to lead the way. Other top scorers were Lox MacMillan (12), Grace Gormley (8), Morgan Jardine (8) and Brianna Dodd (7), who also contributed five assists.
Alexa Rancourt had 21 points and 12 boards to lead Grace Christian, which received a 12-point effort from Sarah Edwards. Caroline MacDonald (11) and Danielle McGonnell (9) also made key offensive contributions.
The Three Oaks Team Two Axemen hung on to win the boys’ bronze medal with a 75-71 decision over the Morell Marlins.
What was a close, fast-paced game turned furious in the last three minutes as a flurry of consecutive treys on trips down the floor left the score tied 67-67 after Morell's Thomas Craig converted a three-point play. Axemen point guard Tyler MacDonald took over at this point, scoring seven straight points.
Marcus Gauthier had 16 points and 11 boards to lead the Axemen, who received 17 points from Kyle Cameron. MacDonald and Owen Turner each chipped in with 15.
Craig finished with 29 points for the Marlins. Diego McGarry (16) and Ben MacMillan (12), who also recorded 14 rebounds, were Morell’s other top point-getters.
PEISAA senior AA basketball all-stars:
Abby Hameline, Montague.
Alexa Rancourt, Grace Christian.
Ellen Cole, Kensington.
Haley Cole, Bluefield.
Hope Muttart, Bluefield.
Thomas Craig, Morell.
Tyler MacDonald, Three Oaks Two.
Logan Dawson, Westisle.
Derick Arsenault, Westisle.
Nolan Ryan, Charlottetown Rural.