Spartans seniors pull out opening victory in fourth quarter
Rob Massey, Guelph Sports Journal
GUELPH – The Centennial Spartans turned in a strong fourth quarter to upend the Lourdes Crusaders 60-44 on the opening day of the District 10 high school senior boys’ basketball league’s regular season Tuesday.
“First game and we still have some things to work out, but I can’t fault them for a lack of effort,” Centennial coach Rob Conroy said. “They played really hard.”
The Spartans scored 19 points in the final quarter and while the host Crusaders scored four.
“We got some turnovers and made some shots,” Conway said. “It was a good game on both sides. Lourdes played great.”
The game had been a close affair until the fourth quarter as Centennial led 17-15 at the end of the first quarter, 34-30 at the half and 41-40 after the third quarter.
Davin Ramdath led the Spartans with 15 points while Cole Godman had 12, Harris Schaubel netted 10 and Jake Warywoda collected eight.
Jacob Porcellato had a game-high 24 points for Lourdes while Will Vandenheuvel contributed nine.
The first game of a season can point out the things that need to be worked on and usually there’s a lot. The teams on the court in February preparing for playoffs will be far improved from the teams on the court on opening day.
“We’ve just got to keep with our systems and keep working hard,” Conroy said.
Centre Wellington 69 Orangeville 53
Brock Newton collected 17 points for Centre Wellington.
Charlie Hamilton had 11 for Orangeville while Jeriah Valladares added nine.
Ross 71 St. James 53
Khaled Djabo struck for 26 points for Ross while Zaid Karsiem added 14.
Matt Sanvido had 15 for St. James while Aiden Feeney chipped in with 10.
Guelph CVI 67 Bishop Macdonell 37
Rylan Ninaber had 16 points and Lorenzo Moscheni had 10 for GCVI.
Scoring details for Bishop Mac were not reported.
Lourdes 60 Centennial 50
Kevin Martinez hit for 30 points for Lourdes while Sebastian Porcellato had 13.
Jackson Wallace led Centennial with 19.
Ross 61 St. James 24
Cole Miller collected 25 points for Ross while Gray Yates netted 10.
James Martin had eight for St. James while Michael Fonte followed with five.
Orangeville 72 Centre Wellington 21
Rowan Steele had 16 points for Orangeville and T.J. Walkinshaw gathered 12.
Scorers for Centre Wellington were unavailable.
Guelph CVI 55 Bishop Macdonell 50
Cam Wheeldon led GCVI with 14 points while Jackson Hayes and Kristian Varosi netted eight apiece.
Scorers for Bishop Mac were unavailable.