Guelph CYO Knights major atom girls eighth in Ontario Cup
NEWMARKET – The Guelph CYO Knights finished eighth in the top division of Basketball Ontario’s major atom girls’ division at the weekend’s Ontario Cup competition.
The Knights were ranked eighth going into the tournament and they suffered four losses in the provincial event.
The locals were defeated 37-25 by eventual champion Kitchener-Waterloo Elite, 46-17 by Transway, 34-28 by York North Faria and 51-37 by Windsor.
The Guelph Junior Gryphons Riepar placed fourth in Division 7 after suffering a 17-16 loss to the Orangeville Hawks Sunday.
The Junior Gryphs had two wins and a loss in pool play as they defeated Peterborough 19-14 and London CYO 28-16 and lost 23-22 to Brantford CYO.
The Guelph Junior Gryphons placed fifth in Division 6 following a 16-9 win over St. Thomas Sunday at London.
The Junior Gryphs finished in a three-way tie for first in their pool with Tecumseh and the Barrie Royals as all three had 1-1 records.
The locals were placed third using the tie-breaker rule of point differential. Tecumseh was at +7, Barrie at -3 and Guelph at -4.
In the round-robin pool play, the Junior Gryphs defeated Barrie 12-7 and lost 21-12 to Tecumseh.
The Guelph CYO Knights went into the tournament ranked seventh in Division 2 and that’s where they finished after a 31-27 victory over the Barrie Royals Sunday at London.
The Knights finished fourth in Pool B with a win and two losses in pool play. A 29-25 loss to Chatham-Kent in their final game of the preliminary round left the Knights in that finishing position and gave Chatham-Kent third.
Earlier in pool play, the Guelph squad lost 36-22 to the Huron Lakers and defeated the eventual champion Mississauga Monarchs 35-33.
Each team in the Knights’ pool won its playoff match Sunday.
The Guelph Junior Gryphons finished sixth in Division 3 after a 25-21 loss to the Ottawa Shooting Stars Sunday.
The Junior Gryphs had gone 1-2 in pool play as they defeated YNBA Zicario 23-22 and lost 28-15 to Windsor and 21-10 to eventual champion St. Catharines Rebels.
- Guelph Sports Journal