On April 9, 2017 Oakville Vytis defeated the Stony Creek Storm by a score of 31-26 to claim the Ontario Basketball Association (OBA) U14 Division 1 Championship.
Vytis Forward/Post, Teah Stupar led all scorers with 9 points in the low scoring affair.
The game was a physical, defensive struggle, which led to a 8-6 score and Storm lead at halftime.
Both teams put things together offensively in the third quarter each scoring 12 points a piece.
Vytis’ Iyana Knights demonstrated strength in the paint as Stupar was forced to sit out a long stretch due to foul trouble. She scored 6 in the frame.
Samantha Tougher of the Storm helped her team keep pace and maintain their four point lead by adding 4 points of her own, helping to maintain the Storm’s this two point, 20-18 advantage.
In the fourth quarter, Vytis managed to gain a bit of separation early. Stupar’ return to the game accentuated some of the Storm’s challenges in matching up defensively against her and her 6’1″ frame. Playing the inside-out game, and the forcing the Storm to foul late in the game, led to Vytis doing a lot of their damage from the Free Throw line. As a team, they went 7 for 10 down the stench from the charity stripe, which helped them to secure the ultimate four point win.
Stony Creek’s Alexa Madjercic scored all six of her team’s fourth quarter points as her team earned the U14 Division 1 Silver Medals.
Vytis’ win avenged the loss back on March 25, in the Ontario Basketball League (OBL) finals, where Stony Creek defeated Oakville 45-42. The win granted the Storm the number one seed heading into the OBA playoffs. The Championships are the culmination of the rep season for all Ontario rep teams, factoring all of the scores from the season and seeding the teams accordingly into eleven different divisions in the U14 age group.