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The Oxford Lady Golden Bears won their third consecutive Northumberland Regional Division 4 championship this past Saturday at OREC following a 58-30 victory over the Pugwash Lady Panthers in the finals. The regional champions are: (front row, from left) Ashley O’Brien, Morgan Bishop, Andrea Dorn, Regan Swan, Katherine Williams, Katy Reid, (back row, from left) coach Kendall Black, Rhyse Black, Megan Thompson, Kathyrn Hickman, Taylor Mattinson, Bethany Warwick and coach Peter Swan.
OXFORD – The Oxford Regional Education Centre Golden Bears senior girls basketball team are once again the Division 4 Northumberland Regional Champions.
The girls hosted and won the Northumberland Regional Championships this past weekend, winning their third regional banner is as many years.
The Golden Bears won the title after they outpaced the Pugwash District High School Panthers in the championship game by a score of 58-30.
Ashley O’Brien led Oxford in the championship game with 21 points.
Andrea Dorn added nine points and Taylor Mattinson eight, while Regan Swan, Morgan Bishop, Megan Thompson and Kathryn Hickman added four points apiece. Katherine Williams and Bethany Warwick scored two each.
Oxford’s road to the final went through the Hants North Flames, who they beat 61-31. The Golden Bears scorers were O'Brien with 16-points, Swan with 11, Taylor Mattinson with 10, and Dorn and Warwick with six each.
Williams score five points, while Megan Thompson, Rhyse Black and Hickman added two each. Bishop added one point.
The Golden Bears next opponent was the East Antigonish Mustangs.
Oxford dominated the game, corralling the Mustangs by a score of 82-34.
Oxford scoring was led by O'Brien with 23 points, and supported by Black with 18 points.
Bishop with scored 12, Williams eight, Swan seven, while Dorn, Thompson and Mattinson had four each. Warwick scored two.
The Regional win should give the Golden Bears the No. 1 seed overall in the province heading into Provincials on February 27 to March 1 in Cape Breton where they will chase another Provincial Championship for their school.