The St. Kevin’s Mavericks received 17 points apiece from Kielly Emberley and Grace Bennett to beat Waterford Valley Warriors 63-53 in the final of the ninth annual Clarence Sutton Memorial high school girls’ basketball tournament at St. Kevin’s in the Goulds.
The tournament is named in memory of a beloved and well-respected St Kevin’s teacher and coach, and provincial basketball Hall of Famer, who died of cancer in 2009.
Proceeds of the tournament go to the Clarence Sutton Memorial Scholarship fund, which was set up in his memory.
Emma Power added 15 points for the winners. Rebecca Tobin had a big game in a losing cause, with 23 points.
In semifinal play, Bennett came away with 32 points and Power sank 28 as the Mavs stopped Holy Heart Highlanders 77-57. Laura Quigley was the top scorer for Heart with 18 points.
The Warriors, meantime, beat O’Donel Patriots 77-65 behind Tobin’s 30 points and 28 from Alyssa Jenkins. Elizabeth DeVilla was the top offensive performer for the Pats with 33 points.
St. Kevin’s was tops in the round-robin at 4-0. Waterford Valley was 3-1, while Holy Heart and O’Donel were both 2-2. Mobile Monarchs and Gonzaga Vikings were winless in three games.