The Virden Golden Bears will play for the Java Jam championship today.
Virden went undefeated in the varsity girls’ side of the high school basketball tournament Friday, capping their run with a 50-46 win over the Vincent Massey Vikings.
Logan Biccum led the Bears with 18 points, while Tara Van Cauwenberghe had 11 for the Vikings (1-2), who will play Kildonan East for fifth place.
Earlier in the day, Natalie Vachon drained 22 points for the Golden Bears as they beat Winnipeg’s Westwood Warriors 67-58. Nikki Majewski, who has committed to play with the Brandon University Bobcats women’s volleyball team next season, led the Warriors (0-3) with 21.
Virden will meet the Dakota Lancers (3-0) for the title today at 5 p.m. at Crocus Plains.
In Friday’s other games:
Neelin 48 V. Massey 34
Courtney Matienzo posted 14 points for the Spartans (2-1), who will play for third place today. Laura McNutt had nine points for the Vikings.
Kildonan East 64 Crocus 56
Jade Vilela’s 21 points paced the Reivers (1-2) to their lone win of the round robin. Desirae Peiffer had 12 points for the Plainsmen (0-3).
St. Mary’s 65 Crocus 61 (OT)
Melissa Indome had 15 points for the Flames (2-1), who overcame an eight-point fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime. Michelle Kyle replied with a game-high 20 points for the Plainsmen.
Dakota 65 St. Mary’s 63
Dakota was led by Tristin Ogonoski, who had 28 points, while Rachel Hill had 21 for the Flames.
Dakota 49 Kildonan East 45
Kelsey Thorkelson’s 18 points paced the Lancers. Rhoda Oteno had 16 for the Reivers.
Crocus 64 Neelin 27
Paige Donald posted 22 points for the Plainsmen (2-1), who will play for third place today. Emma Church had eight for the Spartans (0-3).
Virden 48 Grandview 46
Carmen Ross’s 17 points helped the Golden Bears (2-1) advance to the third-place game against Crocus. Hailey Vanwynsberghe had 15 for the Spartans (1-2).
Selkirk 50 Massey 30
Danielle Hallson posted 10 points for the Royals (3-0), who will face the Kildonan East Reivers in the final. Megan Sherwin replied with seven for the Vikings (0-3).
K. East 55 Swan Valley 10
Aimee Garland’s 16 points paced the Reivers (3-0). Jillian Maga had three points for the Tigers (1-2).
Kildonan East 61 Crocus 19
Bailey Koop netted 14 points to pace the Reivers. Donald replied with five points for the Plainsmen.
Swan Valley 35 Neelin 33
Maga’s 10 points paced the Tigers. Cassidy Baumung had nine to lead the Spartans.
Selkirk 45 Virden 43
Jessica Friesen put up 17 points for the Royals, while Morgan Kobialko’s 21 wasn’t enough for the Golden Bears.
Grandview 60 Massey 37
Bobbee Morriseau posted 16 points for the victorious Spartans. Shayla Heinrichs had 15 for the Vikings.
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