Gaels post quarter-final surprise in senior hoops
GUELPH – The Guelph CVI Green Gaels must have learned something last week as they posted a quarter-final victory Tuesday as they opened the District 10 high school senior girls’ basketball playoffs by edging the St. James Lions 43-41.
The Lions had finished fourth at the completion of the regular season with a 6-6 record while the Gaels were fifth at 3-9.
Two of GCVI’s regular-season wins came last week as the Gaels finished the regular seasons with wins over St. James (46-41) and the Ross Royals (37-33).
The other regular-season meeting between the Gaels and Lions was won 52-21 by St. James Oct. 4.
Tuesday, Cassidy Andrews hit for nine points for the Gaels while Lexi Dawes and Tina Qiu netted eight apiece.
Grace Mencfeld had 20 for St. James and Lauralee Mackeigan added eight.
GCVI’s reward for the win is a semifinal meeting with the Bishop Macdonell Celtics (12-0) Thursday at Bishop Mac.
Orangeville 48 Lourdes 25
Tegan Genoe connected for 12 points for second-place Orangeville (9-3) while Janae Ambrose followed with nine.
Sami Romero had seven for seventh-place Lourdes (1-11).
Centennial 31 Ross 23
Amy Gray and Jocelyn Newby collected eight points apiece forthird-place Centennial (8-4).
Sarah Hopkins had eight and Clodagh Stalker five for sixth-place Ross (3-9).
Centennial is to play at Orangeville in Thursday’s semifinals.
St. James 37 Lourdes 21
First-place St. James (13-1) received 19 points from Elivia Garbuio and six from Hope Lerit in the win.
Ashley Ciccia and Isabella Banni each hit for eight points for eighth-place Lourdes (2-12).
Orangeville 63 Bishop Macdonell 21
Emilie Franz struck for a game-high 18 points for second-place Orangeville (12-2) while Jazmyn Lazar added 10.
J. Sarmiento had 12 for seventh-place Bishop Mac (2-12).
Ross 37 Guelph CVI 26
Emma Capper’s 10 points led fourth-place Ross (8-6). Megan Beamish chipped in with seven.
Olga Llander had 15 for fifth-place GCVI (7-7) while Amandeep Jawanda contributed four.
Ross will play the Lions at St. James in Thursday’s semifinals.
Centre Wellington 46 Centennial 18
Kara den Hoed hit for 17 points for third-place Centre Wellington (9-5) in a game played Monday. Frances Wolkensperg and Nicole Cudmore followed with eight apiece.
Yuti Wang had eight for sixth-place Centennial (3-11) while Fiona Vongsay netted four.
Centre Wellington will play the Bears at Orangeville in Thursday’s semifinals.
- Guelph Sports Journal