U19 OBLX Provincial Champions

Last weekend saw the U19 Belleville Spirits travel to the Pan Am Centre in Scarborough for the OBLX Provincial championships.

Entering as a 5 seed (in a pool of ๐Ÿ˜Ž Belleville faced #1 London BecomeOne on Friday night. London came out quick and strong; full court pressure, attacking offense, smothering defense. Valiant effort by all Spirit girls but in the end lost 44 โ€“ 37.

Saturday morning was rebound time. Facing North Toronto Huskies for the fourth time this season the Spirits wasted no time in establishing pace and control. Tenacious defense, aggressive rebounding at both ends, confident attack. A fast and fun game to watch; 62 โ€“ 42 Spirits.

Our final game in pool play was against Blessed Sacrament. Once again stifling defense shut down this quick guard heavy attack offense team, Spirits winning 58 โ€“ 53.

Medal play was crossover format so we met top seed Barrie from the other pool. Evenly matched on many levels the Spirits got key baskets and clutch free throws down the stretch; 45โ€“40 Spirits.

Sunday, Mothers Day. Pretty sure every motherโ€™s gift wish was the same; gold for our girls. Again, facing London BecomeOne. Spirits started really strong but London picked away at us to tie it up. Unbelievable man to man defense, relentless rebounding, key shot makes, calm free throw shooting. All these combined to allow the Spirits to prevail 43-40.

OBLX Provincial Champions. Full stop!

Thanks to team sponsor RBC Wealth Management Dominion Securities Inc for a great season!

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