The Cornerstone Falcons won their third straight Moose Jaw Junior Varsity Girls Basketball Championship on Monday night.

The Falcons put together a complete game on their way to a 66-45 win over the Central Butte Bulldogs in the final, finishing off a perfect season with a 9-0 record overall.

"It's really cool, I'm only in tenth grade, so it feels good," said Cornerstone's Trista Lang after the win. "This is our third consecutive and that's really cool to be a part of."

Lang had nine points on three first-half three-pointers for the Falcons, while Chiamaka Aghamelu also scored nine points and Hinano Fujihira led Cornerstone with 19 points in the win.

BBall JV Girls Final CornerstonevsCentralButte Mar11Cornerstone's Trista Lang drives to the hoop against Central Butte's Desrae Miller during Monday night's final. (Photo: Marc Smith)

Central Butte held a 14-12 lead at the end of the first quarter, but Cornerstone settled in during the second quarter to take a 34-20 advantage at halftime.

The Falcons continued to fly in the second half as they extended their lead to 48-33 at the end of the third.

"Everything was going well, we had quite a few players hot tonight and we had a great weekend playing and that helped lead to this," said Lang.

"We have really strong teamwork, our bonding is really great, we work well together, we suffer through practice together."

The Falcons will now continue their season on the road to Hoopla after they advanced to regionals with a win at conference playdowns over the weekend.

BBall JV Boys Final Cornerstone Mar11The Cornerstone/Riverview Falcons after winning the Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Championship on Monday. (Photo: Marc Smith)

Falcons Dominate Enroute to Title

The Cornerstone/Riverview Falcons were locked in a tight game during the first half, but they took their game to another level in the second half to secure the Moose Jaw Junior Varsity Boys Championship.

The Falcons topped the Vanier Vikings, 81-34, in the final on Monday night.

"It feels pretty good to win, every boy wants to win a championship, so it's nice to win one," said Cornerstone grade 11 Johnathan Ferris, who posted 13 points in the championship win for the Falcons.

Cornerstone/Riverview was led by Zach Beitel with 24 points in the win, while Javin Atkins had 10 points.

Colby Cushway paced the Vikings in the loss with 10 points.

BBall JV Boys Final CornerstonevsVanier Mar11Cornerstone/Riverview's Reggie Tallud collides with Vanier's Adoor Choul during Monday night's Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Championship. (Photo: Marc Smith)

The Falcons jumped out to a 15-10 lead at the end of the first quarter and then they extended that lead to 32-16 by halftime. Cornerstone/Riverview really locked down defensively in the second half, holding Vanier to just eight points in the third quarter to take a 64-24 advantage.

Ferris said the Falcons played a strong all-around game, "We moved the ball around a lot and we really passed it well, and our offence and defence was clearly dominating," he said.

The Moose Jaw Junior Basketball Championships are on Wednesday with the Peacock Green Toilers hosting Vanier Spirits in the girls final at 6:20 p.m. and the Central Gold Cyclones welcoming in the Vanier Vikings in the boys final at 8 p.m.

Coming up on Tuesday, the Moose Jaw Senior Basketball Championship games will be held at Sask Polytech. The Peacock Toilers take on the B.C.A. Cougars in the girls final at 6:20 p.m. and the Central Cyclones face the Vanier Vikings in the boys final at 8 p.m.

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