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Westdale Warriors Win 2018 OFSAA 3A Title



On November 24, 2018 the Westdale Warriors claimed the 2018 OFSAA AAA Ontario High School Championship Gold medal with a slim 49-46 win over the Cardinal Newman Cardinals.

The Warriors were led in scoring by Heidi Nelson, who scored 17 points and by Amy Stinson who added 12.

The Cardinals countered with scoring from Renata Djuravcevic (14), Katumina Mansaray (13) and Tatyanna Burke (11).

The Warriors, representing the Southern Ontario Region (SOSSA), were the second ranked team, entering the event with a 28-6 record. In order to claim the title, they had to avenge an earlier loss to the same Cardinals. At the Centennial College Tournament’s Gold Division Finals a month prior, the Cardinals defeated the Warriors 48-36.

In other OFSAA AAA action that day, J Clarke Richardson defeated hosts AB Lucas 58-47 to claim the Bronze medal. Richardson was led in scoring by Kendra Oliver’s 17 points and also had scoring from Sierra Oliver who scored 16 and Taesia Pinnock with 12. AB Lucas saw a response from Avarie Thomas who scored 17 and Bri Davis who added 16.

In the Consolation Finals, Maggie Besselink scored 19, leading the Holy Cross Crusaders to a 35-32 victory over the Glebe Gryphons.