Norwell upends Centre Dufferin in senior hoops

PALMERSTON – The Norwell Varsity Reds clinched at least a fifth-place finish in the District 4 high schools senior girls’ basketball league standings with a 42-31 victory over the Central Dufferin Royals of Shelburne Wednesday.

Sarah Hendrick had an eight-point performance for Norwell.

Kayla Skorski netted 14 for Centre Dufferin while Taylor Bury had six.

Tuesday, Centre Dufferin defeated the Westside Thunder 48-28.

With two games set for Thursday, the final day of the regular season, the Wellington Heights Wolverines of Mount Forest and Emmanuel Christian Eagles of Fergus are tied for top spot at 8-1. Centre Dufferin is assured of third place at 5-5 while Norwell is fourth at 3-7 and the Westside Thunder of Orangeville and Erin Raiders are tied for fifth at 2-7.

Thursday at 4 p.m., Erin is to host Emmanuel Christian and Wellington Heights is to host Westside.

If Emmanuel Christian and Wellington Heights finish tied, the Wolverines will be awarded first place. The two teams split their regular-season games with Wellington Heights winning by 12 points Oct. 4 and Emmanuel Christian winning by 11 Oct. 23.

If Westside and Erin finish tied, the Raiders win the tiebreaker by winning both matches with the Thunder.

If Norwell and Westside finish tied, the Thunder wins the tiebreaker by sweeping the two regular-season games between the teams.

If Erin and Norwell finish tied, Norwell wins the tiebreaker by winning both meetings during the regular season.

If Norwell, Erin and Westside finish in a three-way tie, the Raiders will get first of those three with the Varsity Reds second and the Thunder third. In games between the three of them, each has two wins and two losses. That means the for-and-against comes into consideration. Erin has scored 18 more points than they surrendered while Norwell scored four more and Westside had 22 more scored against them than they scored.

The playoffs are slated for next week with semifinals on Monday and the championship game Wednesday.

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