Falcons grab share of first at season’s midway point
FERGUS – The Centre Wellington Falcons moved into a tie for first place in the District 10 high school senior boys’ basketball league Wednesday by dropping the short-staffed Bishop Macdonell Celtics 80-59.
The Celtics had six players for the match rescheduled from earlier in the month after a mechanical problem in the CW gym forced the postponement.
In the rescheduled game, the hosts basically put the game away in the first quarter as they ran to a 19-0 lead by the end of the quarter. Bishop Mac got its first basket in the second quarter, but the Falcons led 33-15 at halftime and 59-35 after the third quarter.
Brock Newton led Centre Wellington with 24 points while Johnny Barclay had 17, Keenen Lochert 12, Zach Cudmore 10 and Braden Jonker six.
Adam Zen had 17 for Bishop Mac and was followed by Jacob McWhirter with 14, Kobi Griffin Randal with 12 and Adam Cunningham with seven.
The Celtics had their long shot working as they sank 11 three-pointers. Centre Wellington hit two, but dropped 32 two-pointers in, most on layups while there were four or five dunks, too.
For the defending champion Celtics, it was their sixth straight win and second in as many days. They’re tied with the Centennial Spartans at 6-1 at the halfway mark of the season. The second half starts Thursday.
The Lourdes Crusaders are at 5-2 and are followed by the St. James Lions at 4-3, Ross Royals at 3-4, Guelph CVI Green Gaels and Orangeville Bears at 2-5 and Bishop Mac at 0-7.
The Falcons are to host Lourdes Thursday at 5:15 p.m. The Crusaders defeated Centre Wellington last month on the opening day of the regular season.
Bishop Macdonell 48 Centre Wellington 45
Nick Poloniato and Nathan Perry each had 14 points for Bishop Mac.
Owen Fox netted 21 for Centre Wellington.
Centennial tops the standings at 7-0 while Ross is at 6-1, GCVI at 5-2, Orangeville and St. James are both at 3-4, Bishop Mac and Lourdes are both at 2-5 and Centre Wellington’s at 0-7.
- Guelph Sports Journal