VICTORIA, B.C. (August 10, 2019) - The 2019 15U & 17U Women's National Championships concluded this evening in Victoria, BC with Quebec earning both the 15U championship over Ontario with a score of 72-55, as well as, capturing the 17U championship over Alberta 55-45. With these victories, Quebec had a complete sweep of this year’s 15U & 17U National Championships Men’s and Women’s divisions, earning four gold medals.
15U Girl's National Championship
Quebec would assert their championship determination early on by opening a six-point lead at the end of the first half. Ontario would prove to be a worthy opponent, consistently remaining in striking distance. It was not until the final quarter when Quebec would pull away with a double-digit lead and keep their foot on the gas led by Cassandre Prosper’s dominating double-double performance (24pts, 18reb) to claim gold following a 55-72 victory.
In the bronze medal match, British Columbia would claw back from behind against New Brunswick to place third after securing a 52-45 victory.
17U Girl's National Championship
In a closely contested match of familiar teams, we would see Quebec take on Alberta in the final match of the week. Quebec implied a strong defensive scheme to shut down Alberta’s perimeter threats. Supplemented with a balanced offensive attack highlighted by strong performances by Louelle Allana (11pts, 7reb) and Omella Niankan (11pts, 7reb), Quebec would withstand a third-quarter run by Alberta and inch away with a 55-45 victory to complete their gold medal journey at Nationals.
Looking to claim both Women’s bronze medals, British Columbia would face Saskatchewan who was coming off a disappointing overtime defeat in yesterday’s semi-final. British Columbia led during the entirety of the game eventually finishing with a 69-60 victory.
15U WOMEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE
17U WOMEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POOLS
17U WOMEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE