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B.C. and Ontario crowned national champions at Oval

Breakers get past Calgary in final to capture women's title

With the tournament's most outstanding offensive players at the helm, the B.C. Breakers propelled themselves to a 77-56 win over the Calgary Rollers in the women's gold medal final of the 2012 National Championships; while Ontario claimed first place in the men's final with a golden 7652 win over B.C. Sunday at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

The Breakers took home the Dr. Donald Royer Trophy and establish themselves as the top women's club team in the country. Janet McLachlan continued to be an offensive juggernaut scoring a monstrous 47 points and 13 rebounds. She finished the tournament averaging 34.5 points per game, which is more than double the next highest person and was easily voted the tournament's Most Valuable Player.

"It's great winning at home in front of the crowd here and family and friends. And to be a part of the Rick Hansen event, it's fantastic to win it here. It's always good to win. Calgary came out and played a really hard game and we had to be sharp and luckily we were that today," said McLachlan.

"Everyone played really well. We moved the ball well and played stretches of really good defense and we did what we needed to do to win so that's what's important."

Ontario claimed the Robert W. Jackson Trophy as national champions, putting an end to BC's string of five tournament wins in a row.

Ontario was led by men's tournament MVP Patrick Anderson who scored 27 points, 14 rebounds, and 13 assists (all game-highs) to secure the tournament's only triple-double.

Through the course of the tournament Anderson paced the floor with 24.4 points per game thanks to some terrific shooting. He shot 70.5 percent from the field and 83.3 percent from the free-throw line.