Those who watched the game saw an incredible performance by Jill Stratton from Etobicoke. I believe she had 30 points and was in total control of the game. Richview was down by about 14 at the half but with 3:00 left in the 3rd quarter had cut ECI's lead to 4. The one key factor here was that Stratton did not take one shot during the entire 5 minutes when Richview closed the gap. From that point on it was her game and taking nothing away from Richview, this was a game where a very very good point guard had an exceptional game. It's actually nice to see her coach let her go out and play as she makes everyone better which is the first job of any point guard. Even though she had 30 points, she had a bunch of assists and made the entire Etobicoke team look as good as they really are. Once Richview concentrated on her it opened up the inside game for wide open lay-ups so she can kill you both ways.
As good a player as everyone says Jenea Barrett is, she better decide to play defense, ( which is a big knock against her as we all know she loves the offensive end of the court and she's good at it ) in order for Eastern to beat ECI. Eastern will definitely be the favourite but it should be a good game.
It's a shame that ECI plays Eastern in the semi final as they both should be on display in the City Final, but either way both teams will be going to OFSSAA as Weston and Birchmount will be over matched by the "completeness" of either ECI or Eastern.
As everyone can clearly see from the entire West regions City 1/4 final scores - Richview 57, Don Mills 10 - Etobicoke 83, Victoria Pk 15 - Weston 68, York Mills 39 ), other than Eastern Commerce, the West Region Tier 1 collectively has the best teams by far.
Good luck to everyone in the semi's and finals.