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Believe in blue: Brookswood captures provincial title

Brookswood Bobcats Madi Heggie (middle) shares a hug with Natasha Tadic (#24) and Kelli Boudreau following the Bobcats
Brookswood Bobcats Madi Heggie (middle) shares a hug with Natasha Tadic (#24) and Kelli Boudreau following the Bobcats' 64-57 victory over the Oak Bay Breakers in the B.C. senior girls Triple-A provincial championship final at the Langley Events Centre.
— image credit: Gary Ahuja/Langley Times

Heartbroken the year before, this time it was the Brookswood Bobcats turn to celebrate.

The Bobcats captured the B.C. senior girls Triple-A provincial championship with a 64-57 victory over the Oak Bay Breakers in Saturday's final at the Langley Events Centre.

The championship was the fourth in school history for Brookswood as they won three consecutive titles from 2004 to 2006. But they lost in the 2013 championship game to the South Kamloops Titans.

The ’Cats were down 15-10 after one quarter but clawed back to take a 29-28 lead into halftime. And when star point guard Aislinn Konig went to the bench with her fourth foul in the third quarter, things did not look good for Brookswood.

But the team tightened up defensively, and took the lead for good building a nine-point lead at one point.

The lead was 49-43 after three quarters and Brookswood survived a poor shooting fourth quarter — they only hit two field goals — by hitting nine of their 12 free throw attempts to hang on for the 64-57 victory.

Tayla Jackson, who was named player of the game for Brookswood, had a monster game with 20 points and 23 rebounds.

Konig finished with 19 points while Jessie Brown had 14.

Jackson, who is in Grade 11, and the graduating Brown were named first team all-stars. Konig, who is just in Grade 10, was named most valuable player.

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The Bobcats fans also won the tournament's school spirit award.

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