Halpern Eye Girls Championship
Fifer 23 Providence Creek 39
After posting an impressive 8-3 record, the Providence Creek girls squad entered the Capital Classic expecting to play for the championship on the final day.
On Saturday evening, they found themselves matched up against the 4-6 Fifer Riders with first place in the Halpern Eye bracket on the line.
The Saint’s depth and athleticism helped them hold back a well-rounded Fifer team to win going away, 39-23.
Led throughout the tournament by 8th graders Victoria Steele, Jordan Cooke and Bryanna Wright, the Saints also saw contributions down the stretch from their talented group of 7th graders.
Cooke and Steele led the way for the Saints, combining for 25 of the Saints 39 points.
Domino’s Boys Championship
Providence Creek 56 Bayard 28
The Providence Creek boys squad entered the Capital Classic at 11-0 for the season. Their spectacular record also put them in the toughest bracket within the tournament, the Domino’s bracket.
Along with Providence Creek, the bracket boasted four of the state’s best Middle School squads. Mariner, Prestige Academy and their opponent on Saturday, Bayard, finished with a combined record of 29-1.
In perhaps the most highly anticipated match up of the entire tournament, the Providence Creek boys flexed their muscle defeating Bayard by a whopping 56-28 margin.
Isaiah Russell and D’Andre Vilmar led the way for the Saints. Vilmar finished with a game-high 15 points, while Russell pitched in 14 points in the victory.
The Capital Classic championship is just icing on the cake for the Saints who finished the entire season, Capital Classic included, undefeated. While the victory for the boys not only solidified an undefeated season for the Saints, but they handed Bayard their first loss in 28 games.
Both squads walked away with countless awards. On the girls side, Jordan Cooke received MVP honors, Anaiah Patterson (Sportsmanship Award), Julia Taraila (1st Team All-tournament and Zaria Moore (1st Team All-Tournament).
Isaiah Russell was named tournament MVP, D’Andre Vilmar and Tre Johnson received 1st Team All-Tournament selections and Malik Velmar received Sportsmanship honors.