Grade 11 guard Kate Johnson was named MVP as host Immaculata captured the Mustang Classic senior girls basketball tournament title on Saturday.

Mustangs win own tourney, head to B.C. Catholics

Immaculata disposes of OKM in final of senior girls annual tournament

  • Tue Jan 12th, 2016 6:00am
  • Sports

The Immaculata Mustangs overwhelmed all three of their opponents in winning the 2016 edition of the Mustang Classic senior girls basketball tournament.

The defending B.C. AA champs and No. 1 ranked team in the province, Immaculata took down the OKM Huskies 78-36 in the final game on Saturday night at IRHS.

Ashlyn Day paced the Mustangs with 24 points in the championship.

Tournament MVP and Grade 11 guard Kate Johnson added 18 points, while Nicole Hart scored 12 points.

Jordan Robb led the Huskies with nine points.

The Mustangs opened with an 88-20 win over St. Anne’s, then took care of Pen Hi 95-52 in the semifinals.

OKM rolled over Fulton 60-22 in the opening game, then shelved Keremeos 68-33 in Friday’s semifinal round.

In the end, Mustangs head coach Andrew Gini said his top players all brought their best games to the tournament.

“Kate played awesome offensively and defensively. She was a one-man fastbreak and get speed is tough to match,” Gini said of Johnson’s performance. “Mackenzie (Horst) and Nicole (Hart) both controlled the glass and their length was, and will be huge for us defensively.

“Ashlyn (Day) is one of the best shooters in B.C. but her defence on the ball was what stood out most,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Mustangs are in Surrey this week for the B.C. Catholic Basketball Championship.

Immaculata plays St. Ann’s in its opening game Wednesday.

Immaculata is the defending champion, having won the event for the first time in 11 years in 2015.