OFSAA girls’ hoops tourney starts Thursday

GUELPH – The OFSAA provincial girls’ AAA high school basketball championship tournament is set to start Thursday at Guelph’s Centennial and College Heights high schools.

A total of 16 teams are to compete for provincial honours for schools with an enrollment of 951 or more.

The CWOSSA representatives are the champion Brantford CI Mustangs, seeded eighth, and the runner-up Sir John A. Macdonald Highlanders of Waterloo, the 15th seeds.

The Cardinal Newman Cardinals of Stoney Creek are the top seeds and are followed, in order, by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish of Welland, St. Joseph’s Bears of Toronto, Holy Cross Crusaders of Kingston, St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish of Sarnia, J. Clarke Richardson Storm of Ajax, Innisdale Invaders of Barrie, Brantford CI, St. Mother Teresa Titans of Nepean, Vaughan Voyageurs, Loyola Warriors of Mississauga, Martingrove Bears of Etobicoke, Lockerby Vikings of Sudbury, A.B. Lucas Vikings of London, Sir John A. Macdonald and Thomas A. Stewart Griffins of Peterborough.

Play was to start Thursday at 9 a.m. with games at Centennial and College Heights.

Top-seed Cardinal Newman was to play Loyola at College Heights at 9 a.m. and second-seed Notre Dame is to play Martingrove at Centennial.

Each team is to play twice Thursday.

The quarter-finals and semifinals are slated for Friday with the medal games to go Saturday at Centennial — bronze-medal game at 12 p.m. and gold-medal game following at 2 p.m.


Thursday Schedule
Cardinal Newman vs. Loyola at College Heights, 9 a.m.
J. Clarke Richardson vs. Thomas A. Stewart at College Heights, 10:30 a.m.
St. Joseph’s vs. St. Mother Teresa at College Heights, 12 p.m.
Brantford CI vs. A.B. Lucas at College Heights, 1:30 p.m.
Notre Dame vs. Martingrove at Centennial, 9 a.m.
St. Patrick’s vs. Sir John A. Macdonald at Centennial, 10:30 a.m.
Holy Cross vs. Vaughan at Centennial, 12 p.m.
Innisdale vs. Lockerby at Centennial, 1:30 p.m.
Cardinal Newman-Loyola winner vs. J. Clarke Richardson-Thomas A. Stewart loser at Centennial, 4 p.m.
Cardinal Newman-Loyola loser vs. J. Clarke Richardson-Thomas A. Stewart winner at Centennial, 5:30 p.m.
St. Joseph’s-St. Mother Teresa winner vs. Brantford CI-A.B. Lucas loser at Centennial, 7 p.m.
St. Joseph’s-St. Mother Teresa loser vs. Brantford CI-A.B. Lucas winner at Centennial, 8:30 p.m.
Notre Dame-Martingrove winner vs. St. Patrick’s-Sir John A. Macdonald loser at College Heights, 4 p.m.
Notre Dame-Martingrove loser vs. St. Patrick’s-Sir John A. Macdonald winner at College Heights, 5:30 p.m.
Holy Cross-Vaughan winner vs. Innisdale-Lockerby loser at College Heights, 7 p.m.
Holy Cross-Vaughan loser vs. Innisdale-Lockerby winner at College Heights, 8:30 p.m.
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