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CWOSSA hoops champions crowned in Saturday contests

GUELPH – The Cameron Heights Gaels of Kitchener claimed the CWOSSA high school AAA senior boys’ basketball title with a 59-48 victory over Brantford CI Mustangs in the championship match Saturday at Centennial.

Cameron Heights gained its berth in the final with a 91-63 triumph over Owen Sound Wolves in the semifinals earlier in the day while BCI edged Resurrection Phoenix of Kitchener 54-51 in the other semifinal.

Guelph’s Ross Royals, the District 10 representative, were ousted after a pair of losses on the opening day as they were downed 70-59 by BCI and 70-54 by Cameron Heights. Cameron Heights also defeated BCI 67-59.

In other first-round games, Resurrection downed Owen Sound 83-71 and Bluevale Knights of Waterloo 69-58 and Owen Sound downed Bluevale 100-70.


AAA Junior Boys Basketball

Resurrection captured AAA junior honours with a 78-44 victory over Laurel Heights Highlanders of Waterloo Saturday.

In the semifinals, Resurrection downed BCI 58-32 and Laurel Heights slipped by Grand River Renegades of Kitchener 63-59.

Centre Wellington Falcons of Fergus dropped a pair of close matches Friday, 58-51 to BCI and 57-55 to Grand River. Grand River downed BCI 60-43.

In Friday action in the other pool, Resurrection dropped Owen Sound 70-44 and Laurel Heights 74-40. Laurel Heights defeated Resurrection 74-40.


AA Senior Boys Basketball

The D10 champion Bishop Macdonell Celtics of Guelph were nipped 64-62 by the McKinnon Park Blue Devils of Caledonia 64-62 in Saturday’s championship match at Shelburne.

McKinnon Park led 22-8 at the end of the first quarter, 30-25 at halftime and 49-40 after the third quarter.

Joey Guanzon led Bishop Mac with 16 points while Jacob Donohue had 26 for McKinnon Park.

Bishop Mac dropped the Paris Panthers 50-39 in the semifinals earlier in the day thanks to a 20-11 advantage in scoring in the fourth quarter. Hayden Schut had 23 points for the Celtics.

McKinnon Park defeated the Galt Ghosts of Cambridge 49-39 in the other semifinal.

In Friday’s opening round, Bishop Mac clouted John Diefenbaker Trojans of Hanover 51-27 and the D4 champion Centre Dufferin Royals 73-37. Schut scored 12 against Diefenbaker and Josh Davis and Ben Dorling each had 17 for the Celtics.

In other opening-round games, St. David Celtics defeated Grey Highlands Lions of Flesherton 69-52, McKinnon Park edged Paris 49-48, Galt downed Centre Dufferin 47-34, Paris dropped St. David Celtics of Waterloo 60-36, McKinnon Park downed Grey Highlands 60-39 and Galt downed Diefenbaker 44-35.


AA Junior Boys Basketball

The St. James Lions of Guelph claimed the championship with a 72-63 victory over the Pauline Johnson Thunderbirds of Brantford in Saturday’s final at Centre Dufferin in Shelburne.

The Lions got their winning margin in the second half. They led 17-14 at the end of the first quarter, but Pauline Johnson rallied to tie it at 29-29 at halftime. However, St. James pulled ahead 55-46 by the end of the third quarter.

Peyton Cummings led St. James with 32 points while Kirk Williams had 29 for Pauline Johnson.

St. James disposed of St. Mary’s Mustangs of Owen Sound 52-40 in the semifinals. Cummings had 15 points.

Pauline Johnson downed Centre Dufferin 58-34 in the other semifinal.

The Lions won a pair of matches in Friday’s opening-round play at Westside in Orangeville as they downed Saugeen Royals of Port Elgin 68-32 and Galt 74-55. Tim Coloma had 14 points against Saugeen and Cummings scored 19 against Galt.

In other games, St. Mary’s defeated St. David 53-31, Pauline Johnson downed Paris 56-44, Centre Dufferin dropped Galt 79-64, St. Mary’s clipped Paris 50-43, Pauline Johnson dumped St. David 56-35 and Centre Dufferin ousted Saugeen 56-41.


A Senior Boys Basketball

Walkerton Riverhawks nipped Woodland Christian Cavaliers of Breslau 62-60 in the championship match Saturday on their home court.

Walkerton downed Père René-de-Galinée Knights of Cambridge 54-38 in the semifinals while Woodland eliminated Delhi Raiders 79-26.

Emmanuel Christian Eagles of Fergus lost two matches by almost identical scores in Friday’s opening round at Kincardine as they were beaten 43-33 by Delhi and 43-34 by Père René-de-Galinée. The Knights also edged Delhi 25-23.

In opening-round play at Walkerton Friday, Woodland Christian dropped Waterford Wolves 86-47 and Walkerton 68-41 and Walkerton defeated Waterford 54-48.


A Junior Boys Basketball

Père René-de-Galinée claimed the championship title with a 58-54 victory over the Erin Raiders.

In the semifinals, Erin edged Kincardine Knights 59-57 and Père René-de-Galinée dropped Delhi 75-45.

Friday, Erin defeated Woodland Christian 66-42 and Delhi 66-52. Delhi edged Woodland 58-54. Père René-de-Galinée downed Kincardine 68-46 and Cayuga Warriors 72-43 and Kincardine defeated Cayuga 64-40.


  • Guelph Sports Journal