Waterford Valley Warriors have perfect end to a perfect season

They finish off an unbeaten campaign by winning a second provincial girls 4A basketball title at their home gym

Published on March 19, 2017

Kelsey Crocker of the Waterford Valley Warriors drives to the net with the ball against the Holy Heart Highlanders’ Alison Ward during the provincial 4A high school girls’ basketball final at the Waterford Valley gym Sunday. The Warriors capped off an unbeaten season with a 52-42 win that gave them their second straight provincial 4A championship.

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Tournament MVP Olivia Penney was dominant with 13 points and 15 rebounds, and Gabby Roche sank a dozen points as the Waterford Valley Warriors capped off an unbeaten season with a 52-42 win over Holy Heart of Mary Highlanders Sunday in the provincial 4A high school girls’ basketball championship at the Waterford Valley gym..

It was the second straight 4A crown for the Warriors. Prior to 2016, the Booth Memorial Braves won two 4A titles in a row, in 2014 and 2015. Booth, along with Bishops College, combined to send students to the new Waterford Valley High.
The Warriors went 29-0 in high school play this season.
Waterford Valley had one loss in the December NLBA Sweet 16 last season, and have won 48 in a row since then, including the unbeaten 2016-17 campaign.
Ariana Doody had 12 points for Holy Heart in the final.
Waterford Valley beat rival St. Kevin’s Mavericks of the Goulds 59-54 in semifinal play, with Sarah Janes scoring 12 for the winners. Kayla Fisher had 14 for the Mavs. The Highlanders got to the final with a 51-48 decision over Mount Pearl’s O’Donel Patriots in their semifinal.