Lady Saints Bow Out Of OCAA Championships

(NORTH YORK, ON) – The St Clair women’s basketball team ended their season with a 55-43 loss to Algonquin College, Friday afternoon, in the consolation semi-final of the OCAA Championships, hosted by Seneca in North York.

Due to injury, the Lady Saints took the floor without leading scorer Shannon Kennedy and could not generate enough offense throughout the game. However, St. Clair played hard and only trailed by a single point following the opening quarter and again at halftime, 25-24.

The 3rd quarter provided Algonquin the separation they required and they outscored the Saints 16-9. Algonquin’s lead grew in the 4th quarter and St Clair was powerless to make the comeback.

The Saints only made two long balls in the game and those came late in the contest, but 25 turnovers proved to be St Clair’s undoing.

Aleah Marton and Nicole Tamm each scored 10 points to lead the Saints in scoring. Tamm earned Player of the Game honours for St Clair, as she added 7 rebounds and 2 blocked shots.

St. Clair also took home recognition with three players being named OCAA All-Stars at the Championship Banquet.

Fourth-year guard Kennedy was named a West Region 1st Team All-Star with teammate Torrie Handsor earning a spot on the 2nd Team.

Marton was named to the OCAA All-Rookie team for the Saints.

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Ted Beale
Ted Beale is an Athletic Coordinator at St Clair College. He is an alumni of St Clair where he studied Journalism and Business Administation Marketing. During his years as a student he was a member of the Student Athletic Association, serving as president for two years, and was also a member of the Varsity Basketball team for four years. Ted has also served as the St Clair men's basketball assistant coach for a season. Email Ted Beale