Bears rally for second-place finish in senior hoops
GUELPH – A second-half rally sparked the Orangeville Bears to a 47-40 victory over the Centennial Spartans Thursday and it gave the Bears a second-place finish in the District 10 high school senior girls’ basketball league.
The teams had been tied entering the game and the Bears’ win lifted them into second at 9-3. The Bishop Macdonell Celtics finished first at a perfect 12-0 while Centennial was third at 8-4. The Celtics are followed by the St. James Lions at 6-6, Guelph CVI Green Gaels at 3-9, Ross Royals at 3-9 and Lourdes Crusaders at 1-11.
While the Bears led early in the opening quarter, Centennial scored 10 points in the final minute and a half of the quarter to go up 13-11. The Spartans led 27-23 at halftime before Orangeville came back to lead 36-33 at the end of the third quarter.
The Bears won despite taking 19 of the 23 fouls called in the game.
Alicia Bowering led Orangeville with 25 points while Breanna Murray had 12 and Tegan Lenoe added five.
Amy Gray had 18 for Centennial with 13 going to Jocelyn Newby and six to Jessica Zhu.
Guelph CVI 37 Ross 33
GCVI claimed fifth in the final standings with the win. While the Gaels and Royals split their two regular-season games, GCVI’s four-point win Thursday was larger than the two-point win by Ross Oct. 9.
Cassidy Andrews and Leksi Dawes collected 10 points apiece for GCVI.
Sarah Hopkins hit for eight for Ross while Clodagh Stalker netted seven.
Bishop Macdonell 47 St. James 30
Bishop Mac completed an unbeaten run through the regular season with the win.
Alicia Higgins led Bishop Mac with 13 points while Maddie St. Denis added nine.
Grace Mencfeld had 12 for St. James and Lauralee Mackeigan contributed 11.
St. James 55 Bishop Macdonell 41
St. James secured first with the win as it left the Lions at 13-1. Bishop Mac is seventh at 2-12.
Olivia Brown and Laura Campagnolo each hit for nine points for St. James.
J. Sarmiento led Bishop Mac with a game-high 23 while Madeline Tavares had 10.
Orangeville 45 Centennial 20
Orangeville finished second at 12-2 while Centennial’s sixth at 3-11.
The Bears held quarter leads of 9-6, 18-12 and 29-18.
Emilie Franz connected for 11 points for Orangeville and Victoria Tesar had 10.
Miren Oliver had eight for Centennial and Manongdo chipped in with six.
Ross 44 Guelph CVI 15
The win gave Ross a fourth-place finish at 8-6 while GCVI is fifth at 7-7. They’ll play again in Tuesday’s quarter-finals.
Mikayla Reilly’s 10 points led Ross while Alicia Garay had nine and Megan Beamish collected eight.
Elsa Litchfield led GCVI with eight while Eve Elford and Olga Llander each had three.
Centre Wellington 41 Lourdes 33
Centre Wellington finished third at 9-5 while Lourdes is eighth at 2-12.
Sarah Tindall and Josie Hayward struck for 12 points apiece for Centre Wellington.
Ashley Ciccia had 12 for Lourdes and Modera Omot followed with 11.
- Guelph Sports Journal