A suffocating defence in the second half helped the Peacock Toilers run away with the Moose Jaw High School Senior Girls Basketball Championship on Tuesday night.

The Toilers held the Briercrest Christian Academy Cougars to just eight points over the final two quarters on their way to an 81-36 win in the final at Sask Polytech.

"We killed it today," said Peacock senior Piper Ingalls after the win. "It was a little slow at the start but in the second half, we pulled it together."

The championship win was the ninth straight for the Peacock senior girls basketball program and the 25th title overall.

"Peacock has such a nice basketball program, I'm so glad to be a part of that for four years," said Peacock senior Megan MacDonald. "It's crazy how much it impacts you as a player and a person and I've made so many memories in this sport."

BBall Senior Girls Final Mar12 3 2Peacock's Megan MacDonald stretches out for a ball over three BCA defenders during Tuesday night's championship game at Sask Polytech. (Photo: Marc Smith)

MacDonald led the Toilers with 14 points in the win, while Ingalls added 13. Caitlyn Johnson, Emily MacKenzie and Caitlin Miller also scored 11 points each.

The Toilers were given everything that they could handle from the Cougars during the first half, Peacock led 18-10 after the first quarter and they would hold that eight-point lead heading into the break after a back-and-forth second quarter.

In the second half, Peacock pressured BCA all over the court, holding them to four points in the third and fourth quarters, respectively.

"We lost two of our starters over the last few days, so that was kind of a bummer but the only thing going through our mind was, 'lets just go hard, lets do what we can to give them a good game', so we're not really disappointed with the outcome, I'm proud of all of the girls to go out there and stay positive throughout everything," said Cougars senior Melissa Ellis, who finished with nine points in the loss.

Lilly Matthies had a team-high 12 points for BCA in defeat.

BBall Senior Girls Final Mar12 2 2Peacock senior Piper Ingalls drives to the net against BCA grade 11 Shelby Lobb during Tuesday's final at Sask Polytech. (Photo: Marc Smith)

The Toilers featured six grade 12s this season with Ingalls and MacDonald being joined by Abby Busch, Alexia Aikman and Alexis Lang. Busch said it feels great to cap off their final year with another title, "I'm really proud of my team, pushing through and all of our hard work paid off," she said.

Ellis was joined by Brooklyn Martens and Aili Burlando in the senior group for the Cougars.

Both teams' focus now turns to the road to Hoopla, which continues this weekend with the regional championships around the province.

The Toilers will be hosting a 4A Girls Regional Championship at Peacock on Friday and Saturday, while the Cougars will be welcoming in teams to Caronport for a 3A Girls Regional Championship this weekend as well.

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