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Tournament MVP Raven Boulanger led the University of Winnipeg Collegiate Wesmen to a 68-61 victory over the St. Norbert Celtics Saturday in Brandon to capture the provincial Milk AAA girls basketball championship.

In the boys championship final, also in Brandon, Westgate Wings defeated St. John's-Ravenscourt Eagles 75-47. Jacob Miller of Westgate was named the MVP.

Joining Boulanger in post-tournament honours were all-stars Kenesha Giles of U of W, Kaytlin Waddell and Amreet Dhaliwal of St. Norbert, and Alex Warburton and Chloe Reimer of Sanford Sabres.

Boys all-stars were Kirby Sinclair of Neelin (Brandon) Spartans, Matt Mrozek of Nelson MacIntrye Wolverines, Eric Fong and Dror Leibenthal of SJR and Luke Bergen of Westgate.

The Sanford girls won the bronze medal with a 56-47 win over R.D. Parker (Thompson) Trojans and Neelin defeated Nelson MacIntyre 79-69 for the boys bronze.

Jillian Hole had 19 points to lead the hometown Boissevain Broncos to a 53-50 Milk AA girls basketball championship over Souris Sabres Saturday. Danica Swaenepoel had 12 points for Souris. Third place went to Kings School Knights, who defeated Niverville Panthers 66-52.

In Killarney, Ste. Anne Lynx knocked off Killarney Raiders 77-66 for the boys AA title. The bronze medal was won by Green Valley (Grunthal) Pirates 78-65 over MacGregor Mustangs.

Broncos' Natalie Forsythe was named the MVP, and all-stars were Madison Urschatz and Jana Scott of Boissevain Broncos, Brynna Walker and Swaenepoel of Souris, and Carrera Lamoureux of King's School.

Boys MVP was Gilbert Ste. Marie of Ste-Anne. All-stars were Daniel Kroeker and Zach Beazley of Killarney, Brendan Miller of Ste. Anne, Myron Enns of MacGregor and Ross Hunter of Green Valley.

Jolene Godard of Treherne was named MVP for leading her Tigers to a 69-35 Milk A girls basketball championship win over Grandview Spartans Saturday in Hamiota. Glenboro Panthers finished third by beating Elm Creek Cobras 54-43.

Tournament all-stars were Lisa Deruyck of Treherne, Krista Czarnecki and Carla Butt of Grandview, Paige Murray of Glenboro and Tamara Wall of Elm Creek.

At the boys A championship in Shoal Lake, MVP Carson Rogers led Glenboro Panthers to the championship with an 89-70 win over Rosenort Red Hawks. Ross L. Gray Raiders of Sprague beat Gilbert Plains Trojans 100-51 for bronze.

All stars were Cole Machej of Ross L. Gray, Nick Reimer and Parker Stevenson of Rosenort and Travis Strain and Dylan Thornborough of Glenboro.

Chris Sobkowicz' Manitoba rink of Dennis Thiessen, George Horning and Arlene Ursel were edged 6-5 by British Columbia's Gerry Austgarden in the semifinal of the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship Sunday in Kelowna.

Sobkowicz stole one in the opening end, but in the third, Austgarden took three after blanking the second to go ahead 3-1. Manitoba picked up two in the fourth and went ahead 5-3 on a steal of two in the fifth before B.C. rallied for one in the sixth, eighth and ninth ends for the win.

Manitoba, which finished third in the round robin at 6-3, advanced to the semi with a 5-3 win over Alberta.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 22, 2010 C4

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