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RDHS Lions Take Bronze at OFSAA
RDHS Lions Take Bronze at OFSAA
Posted on 12/01/2015

By Mark Calder

(Windsor) – Rideau District High School medaled for the fifth time in seven years Saturday at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations’ (OFSAA) Girls A Basketball Championship.

The Lions defeated the North Grenville District High School Knights 47-29 to take bronze at the championship, held in Windsor.

The game remained close in the early going, but Rideau soon pulled away on some solid shooting as the half went on, said Rideau Coach Ron Stenzl. The game got more difficult for North Grenville when star guard Darian Wrona left in the first half with a concussion, allowing Rideau to take a 20-15 lead at halftime.

“In the second half, we really found our shooting form and made some key three-pointers in the 4th to pull away with a 47-29 victory,” said Stenzl.

The Lions benefited from strong performances from guard Mykaela Mallette, who posted 15 points, Captain Taylor Bresee, who drained 14 points, and forward Leah Rice who had 13.

Knights Coach Mike Hoy said his girls fought hard in the game, but the Lions’ strong defence made it tough to move the ball. Still, forward Emma Kiesekamp managed to post a team-high dozen points.

While the Knights lost to Rideau, Hoy said he was pleased with his team’s showing.

“Our goal was to place in the top eight,” said Hoy. “The girls were ecstatic when they made the quarter finals but to get to the semis was beyond anything we had hoped for.”

While they competed hard on the court, both teams had cheered each other on in the games leading up to their bronze matchup. After the game, both teams posed together for a group photograph.

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