Bishop Mac seeded third for provincial tourney

GUELPH – The CWOSSA champion Bishop Macdonell Celtics are seeded third for the OFSAA high schools girls’ AA basketball championship tournament.

The provincial championship for senior girls’ teams at schools with an enrollment between 501 and 950 students is to start Thursday.

The Celtics are seeded behind the top-ranked Frontenac Falcons of Kingston and the second-seed Lo­-Ellen Park Knights of Sudbury.

Ranked behind the Celtics, in order, are Notre Dame Fighting Irish of Burlington, Wallaceburg Tartans, Dundas Valley Gryphons of Dundas, Stephen Leacock Lions of Scarborough, Cairine Wilson Wildcats of Ottawa, St. Mike’s Warriors of Stratford, St. Joseph’s Jaguars of Barrie, Huntsville Hoyas, Sacred Heart Crusaders of Newmarket, Father Henry Carr Crusaders of Etobicoke, Nelson Lords of Burlington, St. Ignatius Falcons of Thunder Bay, Holy Trinity Titans of Courtice, Fenelon Falls Falcons and Havergal College Gators of Toronto.

Bishop Mac is to play Havergal Thursday at 9 a.m. If they win that game, the Celtics will play Friday at 10:30 against the loser of a match between Cairine Wilson and Nelson. If they lose to Havergal, the Celtics will play the loser of a match between Dundas Valley and Holy Trinity Thursday at 3 p.m.

Bishop Mac won the CWOSSA championship with a 66-41 victory over the St. David Celtics of Waterloo in the final.

The St. James Lions took the CWOSSA AA junior final 40-22 over the Galt Ghosts.

  • Guelph Sports Journal