Knights play for BAA title at 530pm


By Josh Howald

Kincardine District Secondary School has a chance to win a Bluewater Athletic Association senior girls basketball championship this evening at home.

Ariel Luinstra, left, and Massie Lowden of OSDSS battle for possession in today's BAA semi-final match-up at Kincardine District Secondary School. KDSS will face Grey-Highlands in a 5:30 p.m. final. (Josh Howald photo)


The Knights will take Grey Highlands Secondary School of Flesherton for a BAA title at 5:30 p.m. today (Friday).

The Knights punched their ticket to the BAA final with a convincing 48-23 win over Owen Sound District Secondary School this afternoon in front of a rowdy, capacity crowd at the high school.

OSDSS finished second overall in the BAA North Division and advanced to today's semi-final by defeating Peninsula Shores 44-33 on Tuesday afternoon in Owen Sound. KDSS, meanwhile, finished first overall in the BAA South Division with a 6-0 record and received a bye to today's semi-finals after Saugeen District Secondary School conceded earlier this week.

Kincardine came out flying and built up a 10-2 lead in the first quarter. ODSS slowed the bleeding a bit in the second quarter, but the Knights put this game away with a dominating third quarter in which Bethany Wilken scored seven of her 11 points. Cassidy Murray-Collins had a game high 14 points for the Knights. Ariel Luinstra scored eight points, six of them coming in the third quarter.

Elisa Peruzzi and Karlie Clark each scored five points for Owen Sound.

Kincardine will meet the GHSS Lions. The Lions put up a 22-13 win over Sacred Heart in the other semi-final, which just ended at KDSS.

Watch next week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent for the full story on today's BAA final.