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Colts capture basketball title

It may not have been perfect, but the Korah Colts senior girls have won the city title
2017-11-11 Korah basketball city title BC
The Korah Colts won the city girl's city basketball title on Saturday with a 47-41 win over Superior Heights. Brad Coccimiglio/SooToday

It might not have been pretty, but the job got completed.

Despite struggling from the field, the Korah Colts senior girls basketball team beat the Superior Heights Steelhawks 47-41 Saturday night at St. Mary’s to win the city championship.

Korah struggled out of the gate to the tune of a 5-for-45 start from the field in the opening half

“When you do that in a championship game, everyone starts to tighten up,” said Colts Coach Gary Cormier. “Give Superior Heights credit. They played as tough as they could and battled the whole game.”

“We’re fortunate that we hung on and grinded it out,” Cormier added, crediting Superior Heights further for their defence in the contest.

Taylor Elliott of Korah led all scorers in the game with 18 points while Hannah Jodoin chipped in with eight.

The Steelhawks made life difficult for the Colts at times to get clean looks, something Cormier said, “took us out of our game a bit.”

“It was one of the scrappiest games I’ve ever seen played in senior basketball for a city final,” Cormier also said. “But at the same token, they found a way to grind it out.”

Annie Damignani led Superior Heights with 14 points while Emma Klooster added 10.

Korah advances to the Northern Ontario Secondary School Athletics (NOSSA) AA tournament in Sudbury. Meanwhile, St. Mary’s will play in the AAA tournament in North Bay. White Pines will also travel to North Bay for the single-A tournament. All three events begin on Nov. 17.

The junior final was also a battle between the Colts and Steelhawks earlier in the evening.

In that contest. Brayden Lewis had 12 points for the Steelhawks in a 60-39 win over the Colts.

Sophie Grawbarger and Taryn Greco chipped in with 10 points each for Superior Heights.

Esther Yule of Korah led all scorers in the junior final with 18 points. Gracie SLoss chipped in with 10 points for the Colts.