Mega 2016 Results
March 1, 2016 - This past weekend, the Kingston Impact hosted 58 girls teams, in 8 divisions from Major Atom all the way up to Junior. The Impact came away with only one medal, a Gold won by the Major Bantam Reynolds team in the Major Bantam A/AA division.
In that division, the Impact defeated the Prince Edward County Clippers to open the tournament on Friday night. It was a full team effort in the 48-24 victory with every player scoring at least a basket. Saturday morning, the team continued their winning ways downing the Lakeshore Lynx 45-30, Anna Hart with 11 points, and Mikayla McFarlane contributed 7 points in the win. Saturday afternoon saw the girls beat Gloucester Wolverines 50-20, securing a spot in the final.
In the other pool, Sudbury Jam were doing the same, beating Ottawa Next Level 48-39, Belleville Spirits 34-24 and Goulbourn Hornets 53-43. In the Gold Medal game, Kingston Impact got off to a fast start and held an 18-8 lead at half, but Sudbury battled back and closed the lead to 4 at the end of the third. But Kingston Impact's depth and fitness helped them hold on to a 39-33 triumph. Ella Pratt Vallier had 14 points, and Anna Hart had 9. The bronze medal game had Ottawa Next Level defeat the Lakeshore Lynx 36-22.
In the Major Atom A/AA division, Arnprior Valley went 3-0 in pool play, defeating the Kingston Impact Wiema team 40-20, Oakville Vytis #2 51-33, and Nepean Blue Devils 49-20. In the other pool, Belleville Spirits #2 also went 3-0, defeating Ottawa Next Level 38-10, Prince Edward County Clippers 27-15, and Ottawa South Bedrock 34-12. The gold medal went to Arnprior Valley Pride in a close fought battle, 35-31. The bronze medal went to Oakville Vytis #2 as they won 47-17 over Ottawa South Bedrock.
The Major Atom AA/AAA division also had a Belleville Spirits team in the final, as their #1 team went 3-0 in pool play. They defeated the Kemptville Warriors 37-18 on Friday night, then downed the Nepean Blue Devils 39-23, and the Brockville Blazers 23-7 on Saturday. Pool A action had the Gloucester Wolverines go 3-0, knocking off the Barrie Royals 34-26, Goulbourn Hornets 48-14, and Kingston Impact Lynn team 34-29. The final was a defensive battle that saw Belleville triumph 24-10. The bronze medal was won by the Barrie Royals, 25-14 over Nepean Blue Devils.
The Bantam division saw the Etobicoke Thunder go undefeated on their way to the gold medal. They defeated Nepean Blue Devils 42-40 on Friday night, then Orillia Lakers Blue 47-8, in pool play. In the semis they downed the Goulbourn Hornets 36-5, while in the other semi Nepean Blue Devils defeated Pool A winners Orillia Lakers White, to set up a rematch of Friday night's game. Etobicoke won again 40-34 to win gold, while the bronze went to Orillia Lakers White who won 36-16 over Goulbourn Hornets.
The Major Bantam AA/AAA division saw last year's silver medallist's, Dawson City Blues, come back for another try, this time they were successful in winning gold. They went undefeated beating Kingston Impact Coulter, and Kingston Cats teams in pool play, and then downing the Gloucester Wolverines 48-28 in the semi finals. Meanwhile, the Brockville Blazers won both pool games, setting up a semi final game against the Kingston Cats, and Brockville was victorious 41-26. The gold medal game saw Dawson winning 33-25 over Brockville, while the bronze game was an exciting affair, with Gloucester beating the Kingston Cats 47-46.
The Major Midget A/AA division final was a rematch of an earlier pool play game, with the result reversed. In pool play, Brockville Blazers went undefeated, beating the Nepean Blue Devils 44-20, Gladiators Basketball 49-26, and Gloucester Wolverines 51-37. This led to a semi final against York North, which Brockville won 41-21. Meanwhile, Gloucester Wolverines were beating previously undefeated Gatineau Mystiques in the other semi final, setting up the rematch. This time around, Gloucester triumphed, with a 62-49 win. In the bronze game Gatineau defeated York North 41-32.
Pool A in the Major Midget AA/AAA division, had some close games, that led to a tie breaker being needed to see the top teams. Three teams went 2-1, and one did not advance to the playoffs, despite a winning record. Ottawa Shooting Stars, and Peterborough Power did move on, while the Naismith Gaels had to settle for the consolation game. In the other pool, Gloucester Wolverines went undefeated, and Arnprior Valley Pride was 2-1 to move onto the semi finals. In the semis, the Shooting Stars beat Arnprior 49-35, while Bloucester beat Peterborough 46-29. The bronze went to Arnprior with a 38-31 win over Peterborough, and Gloucester Wolverines won gold with a 50-49 final victory over Ottawa Shooting Stars.
The Junior division had the Goulbourn Hornets go undefeated en route to a gold medal. In Pool play they beat the Mississauga Monarchs 67-44, Brantford Briers 45-39, and Gladiators Basketball 68-52. The other pool had Gloucester Wolverines go 2-0, downing North Toronto Huskies, and Etobicoke Thunder. Gloucester then fell in the semi final to Mississauga Monarchs, 52-51, but won bronze over North Toronto 57-49. Goulbourn beat Mississauga in the gold medal game 55-46.
Thanks to all our coaches, players, referees, and volunteers for all your hard work and effort.