Bobcats Repeat as AAA Provincial Champions
Mar 07, 2015
Township of Langley, BC (Saturday, March 7, 2015) – For the second straight year, the Brookswood Bobcats are provincial champions. The Bobcats took down the W.J. Moaut Hawks 60-48 on Saturday night inside an electric Langley Events Centre to win the 2015 BC Secondary Girls AAA Championships, presented by TELUS.
In a game that saw nine lead changes and four ties, the Bobcats used some clutch baskets from Aislinn Konig and Louise Forsythe midway through the third quarter and held on for the victory.
“Trailing at the half, we just kept plugging away,” said Assistant Coach Chris Veale. We told the girls to stick to what we do and it should work itself out, and luckily it did.”
Konig scored a game-high 26 points to go along with her 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals and won her second consecutive tournament MVP and was also named Most Outstanding Defensive Player.
“It’s surreal,” said the Grade 11 guard. “We didn’t have the same skill we had last year. A lot of young players really stepped up.”
The first half was a back-and-forth tilt as W.J. Mouat went into the break with a one point lead (30-29). The second half is where the Bobcats shined and proved why they’re the number one seed by holding the Hawks to just 18 points in the final two quarters.
“I don’t know what happened but in the fourth quarter we went cold,” said Hawks Assistant Coach Tara Burton. “We didn’t take advantage of a bunch of good looks around the hoop and they burned us.”
Bobcats forward Tayla Jackson finished with 10 points but it was Forsyth coming through with some crucial baskets including a couple of big 3-pointers which took the winds out of W.J. Mouat’s sails who were unable to mount a comeback.
The Roufosse sisters led the Hawks as Cierra had 15 points and 9 rebounds while twin Alicia scored 12 points and grabbed 8 boards in the loss.
“They’re a tough group of girls,” said Burton. “They’re an awesome group to coach and they have a lot to be proud of.”
Brookswood made their third straight trip to the finals and if Konig has it her way, she’d love to cap off her high school career with another championship next year.
“Of course that would be nice,” she said. “For now, I’ll go and celebrate this one with my team.”
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