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Under 15 Ontario Girls Capture Gold Medal

The Under 15 girls' provincial team went 6-0 to win the gold medal at the National Championships held in British Colombia. Ontario dominated all game pool games, the quarter-finals, and the semi-finals, with the closest game being a 28 point margin vs. BC Blue. However, their toughtest match came in the final's in a rematch vs. BC Blue, with Ontario coming out on top 43-36. Tournament all-stars, and GTA athletes, Dakota Whyte & Shaylisha Colley both led Ontairo in scoring while recording double-doubles. Whyte scored 12 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and dished out 2 assists. Colley also filled up the stats sheets while doing it on both ends of the court, scoring 11 points, 14 rebounds, 5 steals, and two blocks.

Tournament MVP Danielle Boiago (Hamilton) finished 2nd overall in the tournament in scoring with 13 points per game, 1st in steals, and 2nd in assists. 1st team all-star Shaylisha Colley (Brampton) finished 4th overall in steals, 8th in rebounding, and 10th in scoring, while shooting 49% from the field. 2nd team all-star Dakota Whyte (Ajax) finished 9th overall in scoring with 11 points per game and grabbing 6 boards per game. Did I forget to mention that Colley is only going into grade 8!! Colley who stands at 5'10 plays the guard position and is the youngest player in recent times to receive a 1st team all star award at the Under 15 Nationals.

4 out of the 12 provincial team memebers were from the GTA: Shaylisha Colley, Samantha Minicucci, Cheyanne Rogers, Dakota Whyte.

Stats for keys games:

Ontaior 83 - Alberta 54 in Pool play
Shaylisha Colley - 26 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals
Dakota Whyte - 10 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 block
Danielle Boiago - 10 points, 5 steals, 3 assists, 3 rebounds

Ontario 82 - BC Blue 54 in Pool Play
Danielle Boiago - 16 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals
Dakota Whyte - 14 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist, 1 block
Shaylisha Colley - 12 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks

Ontario 43 - BC Blue 36 in the Final's
Dakota Whyte - 12 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists
Shaylisha Colley - 11 points, 14 rebounds, 5 steals, 2 blocks
Danielle Boiago - 11 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals

 

Shaylisha Colley - 1st Team All-Star
Dakota Whyte - 2nd Team All-Star