BIBLE HILL – The top-seeded Montmorency Nomades showed just why they held that ranking Saturday at the CCAA women’s basketball championship at Langille Athletic Centre.
The Nomades laid claim to their third title in eight seasons and seventh all time with a 58-42 victory in the final over their Quebec conference rival Dawson Blues. The victory completed a 3-0 run at the three-day event.
The gold-medal showdown was a rematch of the Quebec conference final, which saw the Nomades win 50-45. The victory also gave the RSEQ its eighth consecutive CCAA crown.
After a timid start from both sides and an 8-8 score after the first quarter, the Nomades poured in 20 in the second quarter to take a 28-17 half-time edge.
Glagys Hakizimana led the champions with 16 points while Marie-Love Michel collected 15 and Marika Guerin scored 13. Kennisha-Shanice Luberisse chipped in 10.
Jennifer Silver and Keshia Lespoir were the bright spots for the Blues with nine points each. Dawson struggled from thre-point land, going just 1-for-14.
The Atlantic champion St. Thomas Tommies narrowly missed out on a bronze medal at the eight-team event, falling 72-65 to the Olds Broncos.
Kelly Vass had a team-high 16 points for the Tommies while Hilary Goodine added 13.
The Broncos got 39 points from Jylisa Williams.
The Mount St. Vincent Mystics managed a seventh-place finish with a 67-62 win over the Fanshawe Falcons.