EDHS Senior Girls win WECSSAA championship

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by Sylene Argent

The Essex District High School Senior Girls’ Basketball Team was busy last week. The hard work and determination the girls poured into their on-court performance paid off as they earned the Windsor and Essex County Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WECSSAA) championship.

The girls faced Kennedy on Sunday at Lajeunesse, and earned a hard-fought 39-28 win, which gave them the bragging rights and hardware that comes with having earned the WECSSAA playoff championship.

Kim Orton led the Red Raiders with 17 points and Vanessa Gualdieri earned 12 points.

This is the Senior Girls’ Basketball Team’s second straight WECSSAA AA championship.

Coach Joe Amicarelli noted this is the third straight year the team made it to the finals.

On Thursday, leading up to the championship game in a semi-final matchup, the girls faced the Kingsville Cavaliers at home. The home-team would prove victorious in this hard-fought battle, 39-37.

Amicarelli pointed out that the Seniors’ Girls Basketball Team is comprised of young players. There is only one grade 12 on the team’s roster.

“They are a resilient bunch,” Amicarelli said of the players on the team. “They give it their all. They show up to play every day. That gave us a chance to be successful at WECSSAA.”

The girls advance to play for the South Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (SWOSSAA) title on November 15.