The AAA/AA division was only four teams this year but those 4 were very competitive and provided for a great weekend of basketball.
In their opening game, the Blazers faced the Gatineau Phoenix. The Blazers took the game 49-37. In their second game of the day, the Blazers faced the host Ottawa Next Level U16 team. This game was close with the Blazers winning 37-31.
This set up a battle between rival Arnprior Valley Pride. The Valley Pride team came out shooting very well and took the game 66-46.
On Sunday, the Blazers had a rematch with the 3 seed ONL and the result was the same as they took down the home team 58-54 in a tight contest.
The finals for the gold medal was a rematch from Saturday night. The Valley Pride team came in at 3-0 and were looking to match their victory from Saturday. But Brockville wasn’t having any of that. The Blazers were led by Chloe Lapointe who had a career game with 25 points and hit a dagger 3pter to put the game away in the 4th quarter. The final was 59-45 Blazers, claiming another Chris Paulin Tournament championship. Chloe was named Finals MVP.
Congrats to the girls team:
From left to right; Manager Stephane Lapointe, Coach Dave Kelly, Grace Kelly, Chloe Lapointe, Kyla Perkins, Reegan Bell, Teah Drummond, Jenny Howse, Head Coach Kevin Perkins. Front row: Paige McCourt, Paloma McCleery, Lily May Berriman, Chloe Vanderschaaf, and in front Nyah Robichaud.