Centre Dufferin, Wellington Heights to meet in senior hoops final
SHELBURNE – The Centre Dufferin Royals will be out to stretch their hold on the District 4 high school senior boys’ basketball title to three years when they host the Wellington Heights Wolverines in Monday’s championship match.
The Royals and Wolverines gained their berths in the championship game with semifinal victories Wednesday.
Centre Dufferin doubled the Norwell Varsity Reds 70-35 while the Wolverines slipped by the Emmanuel Christian Eagles 50-47.
Scoring leaders were not reported for either game.
Centre Dufferin had finished atop the four-team league’s standings at the completion of the regular season with a perfect 6-0 record while Wellington Heights was second at 4-2. Emmanuel Christian was third at 2-4 and Norwell fourth at 0-6.
The two losses for Wellington Heights were both to the Royals as Centre Dufferin prevailed 65-20 at home Nov. 27 in the season opener for both teams and 51-39 at Mount Forest Dec. 16.
Monday’s final is likely to start at 2:30 p.m. at Centre Dufferin.
Centre Dufferin is to host Monday’s junior final, too, as the Royals and Westside Thunder scored semifinal victories Wednesday.
The Royals dumped the Emmanuel Christian Eagles 70-22 and Westside edged the Erin Raiders 46-40.
Centre Dufferin was led by Aaron Cunningham with 15 points and D’Andre Wayne with 13 while Jared Vis had nine for Emmanuel Christian.
Scoring leaders were not reported for the other game.
Centre Dufferin finished first at the completion of the six-team league’s regular season. The Royals won all 10 of their league games while Westside was 7-3, Erin 6-4, Emmanuel Christian 4-6, Wellington Heights 3-7 and Norwell 0-10.
Centre Dufferin defeated Westside twice in nine days in December as the Royals won 54-29 at home Dec. 2 and 78-35 at Orangeville Dec. 11.
Monday’s final at Centre Dufferin is to start at 4 p.m.
Centre Dufferin will be looking for its second consecutive junior title and fifth in six years. Westside last won junior honours in 2014.
- Guelph Sports Journal