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Girls' basketball: Windward wins Oaks Christian title

December 29, 2012 |  8:36 pm

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