The stage is set for the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association (OSBA) Championship Finals on Sunday, with day three of the tournament in the books. 

Women’s Semifinals  

Capital Courts Academy (CCA) vs. Lincoln Prep 

For the second game in a row, Capital Courts Academy (CCA) took down the higher seeded team when they beat Lincoln Prep 74-65 to move to the OSBA Championship Finals. 

“CCA” was boosted by Lydia Melaschenko’s three-point shooting in the second half. Melaschenko led all scorers with 23 points and four assists. Catrina Garvey had 15 points and five rebounds, while Cassandre Prosper had a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds. 

Kait Nichols, Lexi McNabb and Rheyna Steinauer kept it close for Lincoln Prep with Nichols scoring 15 points, McNabb netting 14 points and Steinauer contributing 13 points and seven rebounds.  

Capital Courts Academy all smiles (Photo cred: Shaun McLeod for OPB)

King’s Christian vs. Niagara Prep 

Niagara Prep put up a valiant effort against the top-seeded King’s Christian but eventually fell in the fourth quarter 95-71. 

The stacked King’s Christian lineup dominated the second half, with three players scoring 20 points. Montana-bound Mackendra Konig had 29 points, seven rebounds, and six assists, Rice commit Dominique Ennis had 27 points, three rebounds, and two steals, and Jasmine Bascoe had 23 points and three steals. 

Niagara Prep stayed in the game through a complete team performance with 18 points and six points from Corryn Parker. Serah Williams had 17 points and three steals, while Duke commit Emma Koaebel had 15 points, three rebounds, and three assists. 

King’s Christian guard Mackendra Konig (Shaun McLeod for OPB)

Men’s Semifinals 

Fort Erie International Academy vs. Royal Crown Academic School 

The Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre transformed into the stage for a classic Leonard Miller performance during Fort Erie’s 89-79 win over Royal Crown Academy. 

Miller was hot from tip-off, scoring Fort Erie’s first ten points on his way to a 32-point, ten rebound game. Royal Crown Academy kept it close throughout the first half, but Miller was able to put them away with help from Ishan Sharma, who chipped in 17 points. Issac Jack and Jayden Webley went perfect from the field, with 13 points for Jack and 10 points from Webley. 

Mamborou Mara led the charge for Royal Crown with 23 points. Class of 2023’s Jahari Williamson scored 17 points, and Michael Evbagharu had 14. 

Crestwood Prep vs. United Scholastic Academy 

United Scholastic Academy (USA) is on to the Finals with a big 84-73 victory over Crestwood Prep in the final game of the night. 

“USA” turned the game into a track meet early, with fast-break dunks coming often. Vasean Allette showed out on both ends with 21 points, five rebounds, and five steals. 2025 stud Efeosa Oliogu dropped 17 points, to go with three steals with a few rim-rattling slam dunks. Ose Okojie had 14 points with three steals. 

Crestwood’s dynamic trio of stars held their own, with Romad Dean scoring 24 points and grabbing 13 rebounds while continuing to pad his highlight reel of dunks from this tournament. Hometown boy Elijah Fisher added 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Zaiden Cross had 13 points. 

The OSBA Final 8 championship games are set to take place Sunday, with the women’s finals starting a 4 p.m. and the men’s at 6 p.m. at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre.

United Scholastic Academy celebrates big win (Shaun McLeod for OPB)

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