Rowville and Lake Ginninderra win ASC titles

Rowville and Lake Ginninderra win ASC titles

Rowville Secondary College and Lake Ginninderra College held off determined fight backs to claim gold at the 2013 Australian School Championships in Friday’s final day of the week-long tournament in Melbourne.

The Rowville team won the Girls Championship division, defeating John Paul College in the final 78-58, overcoming a slow start to record a comfortable 20-point victory.

John Paul College raced to a 16-9 led at quarter time, but were unable to hold off the Rowville juggernaut, with the champions outscoring their opponents 69-42 over the next three quarters.

Samara Hills was the standout for Rowville, posting a game-high 25 points to go with five assists and five rebounds. Hills found support in Emily Rider (15 points and 15 rebounds) and Taylor Lee (18 points, five assists and five steals).

Savannah Au posted 17 points, 11 rebounds and four assists for John Paul College, while Whitnee Wehi added 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Jack McVeigh and Dante Exum capped off a stunning week by leading Lake Ginninderra College to the gold medal in the Boys Championship division, defeating Scots College in the final 82-76.

Lake Ginninderra had a 17-point three quarter time lead reduced to four points inside the final two minutes, before they steadied to hold on for the win and finish the tournament unbeaten.

McVeigh had 26 points and 10 rebounds, while Exum had 19 points, 15 assists and six rebounds for Lake Ginninderra. Brock Dries had 20 points and 18 rebounds for Scots, while Kai Healy had 22 points on 9-of-10 shooting.

In the Girls Championship division bronze medal play-off Catholic Ladies College defeated Cabra Dominican College 80-55 led by Holly Bowman (21 points, 16 rebounds and six assists) and Lauren Scherf (21 points and 10 rebounds).

In the Boys Championship division bronze medal play-off Sydney Boys High School were too good for Launceston College 68-48 led by Geoff Gerlach (22 points and 20 rebounds) and Nathan Sutton (15 points and 4 rebounds).

CLICK HERE for all the results from the 2013 Australian School Championships.