Centennial seniors, Ross juniors in AAA hoops semifinals
KITCHENER – The Centennial Spartans seniors and Ross Royals juniors split their matches at the CWOSSA AAA high school boys’ basketball tournament Saturday to reach Monday’s semifinals.
In senior at Cameron Heights CI, Centennial defeated St. John’s College Green Eagles of Brantford 65-48 in their first game before falling 84-69 to Eastwood CI Rebels of Kitchener in their second.
Jackson Wallace had 18 points for Centennial in the win over St. John’s while Kai Clarke added 14.
Yovan Stewart netted 15 for St. John’s and Raymond Haynes collected 10.
Wallace hit for 17 against Eastwood while Clarke and Cameron Powell each scored 14.
Ladera Ujullu-Obang struck for 39 for Eastwood while J.J. Adigun added 13.
The Spartans finished second in their pool and will play Huron Heights Huskies of Kitchener in the semifinals.
Huron Heights defeated Sir John A. Macdonald Highlanders of Waterloo 58-37 and St. Mary’s Eagles of Kitchener 59-52 in pool play.
Centennial is to play Huron Heights at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Cameron Heights while St. Mary’s and Eastwood are to battle in the other semifinal at 12 p.m.
Senior final is set for 7 p.m. at Cameron Heights.
Ross followed the same path as the Centennial seniors with a win in their first game and a loss in their second.
The Royals defeated Brantford CI Mustangs 69-43 and lost 80-79 to Waterloo CI Vikings.
Robert Vosper had 19 points for Ross in the win while Landon Hart chipped in with 14.
Brantford CI received 14 from Ekam Lally and 13 from Carter Bagshaw.
Vosper netted 22 for the Royals in the loss while Hart followed with 20.
Jacob Theodosiou struck for 24 for Waterloo CI and Dahir Abdiaziz had 23.
The Royals were runner-up in their pool and are to play Resurrection CSS Phoenix of Kitchener, first-place finisher in the other pool, in the semifinals Monday at 10:30 a.m.
Resurrection dropped Owen Sound DSS Wolves 99-61 and Bluevale CI Knights of Waterloo 70-54 in pool play.
Monday’s other semifinal has Bluevale playing Waterloo CI at 9 a.m.
Winners gain berths in the 5 p.m. final.
- Guelph Sports Journal