Bishop Mac seniors keep eye on fourth behind trio tied for lead
GUELPH – While the Bishop Macdonell Celtics kept their hopes of getting a home game in the District 10 high school senior girls’ basketball league alive with a win Tuesday, three teams finished the day’s action tied for top spot.
The Celtics had seven players suited up for the game as they tripled the St. James Lions 66-22 on their home court.
Bishop Mac stands fifth in the standings at 6-5 and top four are to host quarter-final playoff games Nov. 7. Ross Royals are fourth at 7-4, but the Celtics will have to finish with more wins than the Royals to grab a fourth-place finish as Ross will win the tiebreaker.
Each team in the league has three games left on their regular-season schedules.
Tuesday’s results left the Centennial Spartans, Orangeville Bears and Guelph CVI Green Gaels tied for first at 9-2. Lourdes Crusaders are sixth at 3-8, St. James Lions seventh at 1-10 and Centre Wellington Falcons eighth at 0-11.
Bishop Mac 66 St. James 22
The Celtics jumped ahead early and extended the lead throughout the game as they were up 21-4 after the first quarter, 36-11 at halftime and 49-16 after the third quarter.
Sydney Richardson led Bishop Mac with 21 points while Talya Kridli had 17 and Zarah Cooke added six.
Arielle Balmelero had 10 for St. James and Sam Griffiths netted seven.
Guelph CVI 52 Centennial 50
The loss was the second in a row for Centennial while GCVI posted its seventh consecutive win. The Gaels have beaten each of their league rivals in that stretch.
Jasmine Liban had 25 points for the Gaels Tuesday while Sam Aljoe added 11.
Hayley McMillan connected for a game-high 26 for Centennial and Jenna Davey contributed 10.
Ross 53 Lourdes 40
Sam Tesfit Ezra had 14 points for Ross while Abby Blashuk gathered 13.
Olivia Doucette had 15 for Lourdes and Ciara Hayne chipped in with 10.
Orangeville 70 Centre Wellington 28
Emma Firth had 33 points for Orangeville.
Natalie Abra collected 23 for Centre Wellington.
Junior Girls’ Basketball
Centre Wellington 41 Orangeville 18
Sydney Sellers led Centre Wellington with 14 points while Maggie Long contributed 12.
A. Larocque had 11 for Orangeville.
Ross 61 Lourdes 29
Sienna Monk collected 16 points for Ross while Alex Blashuk added 13.
Jwokmeer Omot had a game-high 22 for Lourdes.
Bishop Macdonell 58 St. James 43
Cassidy Myslik hit for 14 points for Bishop Mac and Maeve Bedard gathered 11.
Gracin Jones had 15 for St. James.
Guelph CVI 24 Centennial 19
Gwen Rankin and Gurmen Judge each had eight points for GCVI.
Camryn Stam had 14 for Centennial.
- Guelph Sports Journal