Oak Bay senior girls third in B.C.

Fourth quarter proves costly for Breakers in semifinals at provincial basketball championships

Elgin Park player Brooklyn Tidder (left) drives to the hoop against Oak Bay Breakers defender Andrea Psotka at the senior girls AAA High School Basketball Championships at Langley Event Centre.

Elgin Park player Brooklyn Tidder (left) drives to the hoop against Oak Bay Breakers defender Andrea Psotka at the senior girls AAA High School Basketball Championships at Langley Event Centre.

The Oak Bay Breakers fell a quarter short in their quest for the B.C. senior girls high school basketball championship.

The Breakers were tied 39-39 with the Brookswood Bobcats as they headed to the fourth quarter of the provincial semifinals. The Bobcats outscored Oak Bay 25-11 in the final frame to earn a 64-50 win on their way to the senior girls provincial championship.

Morgan Roskelley paced the Breakers’ attack with 17 points, while Andrea Psotka notched 13 and Lauren Yearwood and Sophie de Goede each chipped in 10.

Oak Bay finished off their season with a 71-49 win over the Riverside Rapids to finish third at the AAA senior girls championship in Langley.

The Breakers never trailed in the game, led by Yearwood’s 24 points with de Goode adding 16.

Yearwood and Roskelley were each named first-team all-stars, while de Goede received an honourable mention and Roskelley also earned the Quinn Keast Foundation Scholarship.

Oak Bay opened the tournament with a 72-45 win over Elgin Park, followed by a 66-47 win over MEI. Psotka led Oak Bay against Elgin Park with 15 points, while de Goede’s 28 points topped the scoresheet against MEI.

Brookswood held off W.J. Mouat 60-48 to win the senior girls crown.

Oak Bay’s junior girls had to settle for a fourth-place finish at their provincial championship.

The Oak Bay juniors got off to a strong start in Langley, knocking off Brookswood 47-30 before edging New Westminster 47-46. The Breakers lost the semifinal against eventual champion Panorama Ridge 73-39 and dropped a 52-40 decision to Kelowna in the game for third place.

 

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