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British Columbia, Quebec win respective Canada Basketball Girls National Championships

SHERBROOKE, Qué. (August 5, 2023) - British Columbia’s 15U Girls and Quebec’s 17U Girls earned the title of National Champions on Saturday in Calgary, Alta. at the Canada Basketball 15U & 17U Boys and Girls National Championships.

British Columbia won their first 15U Girls National Championship with a convincing 73-51 win over Quebec.

Jordyn Nohr led the way for British Columbia with a 22-point showing in the gold medal game to go along with four assists. Shae Sandhu and Ashley Vande Ven each joined Nohr in double figures with 13 and 12 points of their own.

British Columbia went undefeated in Calgary, advancing to the gold medal game with a narrow 65-60 win over Ontario — who had previously won by margins of 15, 20 and 60 before the semifinal defeat to British Columbia.

The silver medal is an improvement on Quebec’s bronze medal finish in 2021 in Sherbrooke, Que.

Ontario avenged their semifinal loss by winning bronze on Saturday thanks to a 16-point performance from Chante Murray, who helped Ontario defeat Saskatchewan 71-54.

Led by Dianna Ros, who was an assistant coach for Canada’s U16 Women’s National Team this summer at the FIBA U16 Women’s Americas Championship, Quebec went wire-to-wire in Calgary to claim gold. 

They defeated Alberta 96-72, with eventual tournament MVP Patricia Augustin leading the way with a ridiculous gold medal game stat line — 26 points (11-18 FG), 12 rebounds and six assists.

Jahda Denis, who played for Ros at the FIBA U16 Women’s Americas this summer, chipped in 15 points of her own to go along with five assists, four steals and three rebounds.

The gold medal is Quebec’s first since 2019 after finishing fourth in 2021.

In what was the game of the day in Calgary, Ontario defeated Manitoba in an overtime thriller to win 17U bronze. 

In the dying seconds of the fourth quarter, Stella Sgro connected on one of her three three-pointers of the day to tie the game at 76-76. The buzzer beater forced overtime and ultimately allowed Ontario to prevail in Calgary.

Rebecca Million had a game-high 23 points for Ontario to go along with 15 rebounds. Paige Shatkowsky had 21 points and eight rebounds for Manitoba.

The victory helped Ontario claim both bronze medals in Calgary, as they finished third in both 15U Girls and 17U Girls.

In other action from the day, British Columbia defeated Newfoundland & Labrador to claim fifth-place in 15U Girls, while Alberta won 51-29 over Nova Scotia to finish fifth in 17U Girls.

Closing ceremonies commenced following the 17U Girls Gold Medal Game, with award winners and medals being presented.

First Team All-Stars — 15U Girls

- Hayden Kot (Saskathcewan)

- Yohana Fami (Quebec)

- Juliana Rodger (Ontario)

- Camryn Tait (British Columbia)

- Amelia Sow (Quebec)

Second Team All-Stars — 15U Girls

- Amanda Guss (Alberta)

- Kylie Sooley (Newfoundland & Labrador)

- Ryan Deutscher (Saskatchewan

- Ava Bluhm (Ontario)

- Kealayna Tupas-Singh (British Columbia)

Tournament MVP — 15U Girls

- Jordyn Nohr (British Columbia)

First Team All-Stars — 17U Girls

- Nyadieng Yiech (Alberta)

- Taylor Williams (Ontario)

- Izzi Fust (Manitoba)

- Alex-Anna Bessette (Quebec)

- Olivia Leung (Alberta)

Second Team All-Stars— 17U Girls

- Avery Geddess (British Columbia)

- Kira Airey (Alberta)

- Rebecca Milon (Ontario)

- Jahda Denis (Quebec)

- Sarah Reid (Newfoundland & Labrador)

Tournament MVP — 17U Girls

- Patricia Augustin (Quebec)

The Canada Basketball 15U & 17U National Championships are the premier national amateur sport events for the Canadian basketball community. Each summer, Canada’s top next generation of high performance athletes at the 15U and 17U age groups, competes for the National Championship title while representing their home province/territory.

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