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Girls' basketball: Windward wins Oaks Christian title

Windward's speed proved too much for Oakland Bishop O'Dowd in the championship game of the Oaks Christian tournament.  

The Wildcats dominated from the opening tip and remained undefeated with a 58-43 victory over the defending state Division III champions. Tournament MVP Jordin Canada led the way with 25 points, including a buzzer-beating three-pointer from halfcourt to give the Wildcats a 32-16 halftime lead. 

Courtney Jaco had 18 points and fellow All-Tournament selection Kristen Simon added nine for the Wildcats. Canada's steal and layup increased the lead to 44-28 at the end of the third quarter and the margin grew to as many as 19 points in the fourth quarter. 

Senior guard Ariell Bostick led the Dragons (6-3) with 17 points.  

In the fifth-place game, Gardena Serra got 19 points from senior guard Siera Thompson to beat host Oaks Christian 65-61. Caila Hailey added 12 points for the Cavaliers (12-2), who led 28-23 at halftime.

Senior guard Beth Mounier had 18 points to lead Oaks Christian (7-5).  

-- Steve Galluzzo

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