The Seaway District High School junior girls basketball team had their season come to an end in Perth at the Eastern Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (EOSSAA) single-A championships with a pair of losses against the top-two seeded teams.
“The girls had a tough pool to be in, a lot of competition,” said Seaway coach Trevor Thompson.
The girls team was seeded in pool-A with Perth District Collegiate Institute (PDCI) and Brockville Collegiate Institute (BCI). Both teams were previously double-A division schools that moved to the single-A division.
Perth Blue Devils 55
Seaway Spartans 16
Perth jumped to a lead on the court taking control of the game, leading 31-8 in the first half. The Blue Devils defensive play stymied Seaway’s offence.
The Spartans could not get much traction against the Blue Devils leading to Perth winning 55-16. Cameryn Broad scored two baskets and went four-for-six in foul shots for Seaway. Anna Henderson, Krista Strader, Martina Lewis, and Maggie Joldersma all had points for Seaway.
BCI Red Rams 62
Seaway Spartans 26
Abby Smith landed a three-pointer in the fourth quarter for Seaway while VanHoof, Strader, Henderson, Broad, Joldersma, and Lewis put points on the board. Broad and Henderson were top scorers for the game.
The Red Rams took the lead early in the game and didn’t look back winning 62-26 over the Seaway Spartans, ending the team’s season.
The Blue Devils went on to win the EOSSA championship defeating Opeongo 61-20.
“We had a really good season, and an amazing group of girls,” said player Cameryn Broad.
Players on the team plan on returning for next year, with a majority of the team moving up to the senior level at Seaway.
“Our season shows that teamwork pays off,” said teammate Abby Smith.