Bears, Spartans, Celtics, Royals off to girls’ basketball finals
GUELPH – The teams that finished in the top two of District 10 high school girls’ basketball’s senior and junior leagues are to meet in the championship games Saturday afternoon at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.
It took 56 regular-season games and six playoff games in each league to come up with the championship combatants.
The first-place Orangeville Bears and second-place Centennial Spartans are to battle in the senior final set for Saturday at 2 p.m.
That game follows the junior final between the first-place Bishop Macdonell Celtics and second-place Ross Royals that is to start at 12 noon.
Senior Girls’ Basketball
Centennial 48 Ross 33
The Spartans struck from long range to claim the victory as they hit nine three-pointers in the win.
The teams were tied 11-11 at the end of the first quarter before Centennial shot ahead 24-17 by halftime. The Spartans stretched the lead to 37-23 by the end of the third quarter.
Hayley McMillan sank five three-pointers as she connected for 26 points for Centennial. Jenna Davey added eight points while Nica Borghese had six.
The Royals sank 10 field goals in the game, including two three-pointers. They also scored 11 points on free throws.
Samrawit Tesfit Ezra led Ross with 13 points while Sikar Tesfit Ezra and Sierra Curvan each had six.
Centennial finished second at the completion of the regular season with an 11-3 record while Ross was fourth at 9-5.
Orangeville 62 Lourdes 43
Ayla Corrigale and Emma Firth each had 22 points for Orangeville.
Olivia Doucette collected 13 for Lourdes.
Orangeville finished first at 12-2 while Lourdes was sixth at 5-9.
Lourdes is to be the D10 representative at next Friday and Saturday’s CWOSSA AA championship tournament at Galt CI at Cambridge.
The D10 champion will be the district’s representative in the CWOSSA AAA championship tournament in Guelph at Centennial next Friday and Saturday.
Orangeville and Centennial split their regular-season games, Centennial winning 62-46 at Orangeville Oct. 10 and Orangeville beating Centennial 46-35 at Centennial Nov. 2.
Junior Girls’ Basketball
Bishop Macdonell 66 Centennial 16
Maeve Bedard struck for 19 points for Bishop Mac while Cassidy Myslik contributed 14.
Camryn Stam had six for Centennial.
Bishop Mac will be looking to complete an undefeated D10 season in the final. They finished first at the end of the regular season at 14-0 while Centennial was fifth at 6-8.
Bishop Mac is also to compete in the CWOSSA AA tournament next Friday and Saturday at Galt CI in Cambridge.
Ross 45 Centre Wellington 33
Alex Blashuk struck for 17 points for Ross while Sienna Monk had 10 and Rachael Van Milligan gathered nine.
Sydney Sellers had 13 points for Centre Wellington while Emma Ladner chipped in with six.
Ross completed the regular season in second at 11-3 while Centre Wellington was third at 9-5.
With the win, Ross became the D10 representative in the CWOSSA AAA tournament in Guelph at Centennial CVI next Friday and Saturday.
Bishop Mac defeated Ross 40-33 at Ross Sept. 21 and 44-39 at Bishop Mac Oct. 17.
- Guelph Sports Journal