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2013 15U Canadian Girls National Championships



team-ontario-sOn August 2, 2013, a new U15 National Champion was crowned.

Team Ontario completed an undefeated tournament by knocking off last year’s Champions, Team Quebec, by a score of 68-39.

Led by steady Point Guard and tournament MVP, Kendra VanLeeuwen, the Ontarians never trailed in the Gold Medal match jumping out to a 22-7 1st Quarter cushion and never looked back.

Ontario capitalized on Quebec’s 21 Turnovers, turning them into 22 points, while Quebec was only able to take advantage of Ontario’s Turnovers throughout the game to the tune of 2 points.

Points in the Paint in the Gold Medal game also told a story. Ontario more than doubled Quebec’s output, by a 40-16 margin as they took advantage of their size and ability.

Besides VanLeeuwen’s contributing of 11 points, Ontario received solid scoring from Mikaela Brewer’s 17 points, and Hailey Brown’s 15 points and 7 rebounds.

kendra-vanleeuwenQuebec’s Silver Medal performance was highlighted by Myriam Leclerc’s 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals in their final game.

In the Bronze Medal game, Nova Scotia defeated Saskatchewan by a score of 59-50. Jasmine Cain scored 13 points in the win for Nova Scotia, to go along fellow Scotian Tykeia Beals who added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 steals. Saskatchewan saw 10 point contributions from Ella Johnson, Dayna Pearce and Lauryn Prokop.

After the Gold Medal game and award ceremony, the individual awards for the Canadian National Championships were handed out after the week long event.

The awards presentation honoured several of the nations best U15s, based on their standout individual performances within their team’s settings.

The following were this year’s individual award honourees:

Tournament MVP

Kendra VanLeeuwen (5’8″, Point Guard, Team Ontario)

1st Team All-Stars

Myriam Leclerc (5’9″, Guard, Team Quebec)
Hailey Brown (6’2″, Forward, Team Ontario)
Macaela Crone (6’1″, Forward, Team Saskatchewan)
Tykeia Beals (5’7″, Guard, Team Nova Scotia)
Mikaela Brewer (5’9″, Guard, Team Ontario)

Second Team All-Stars

Bobbi-Jo Colburn (5’11”, Forward, Team British Columbia)
Jenna Mae Ellsworth (5’9″, Guard, Team Prince Edward Island)
Ella Johnson (5’5″, Point Guard, Team Saskatchewan)
Andrea Torres (5’11”, Forward, Team Quebec)
Keylyn Filewich (6’2″, Forward, Team Manitoba)