Five District 10 teams in running in CWOSSA hoops tourneys
GUELPH – District 10 high school girls’ basketball champions Orangeville Bears and Ross Royals remain in contention for a CWOSSA AAA title following the opening day of the two-day tournament.
In senior play at Centennial CVI, Orangeville had a win and a loss to advance out of pool play and into Saturday’s playoff round.
The Bears rebounded from a tournament-opening 66-63 loss in overtime to the Brantford Assumption Lions to drop the Waterloo-Oxford Crusaders of Baden 72-54.
Orangeville is to play the Kitchener-Waterloo CWS (KCI) Raiders in the semifinals Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Winner of that game is to face the winner of a 12 p.m. semifinal between the Waterloo CI Vikings in the championship match Saturday at 7 p.m.
CWOSSA champion is to compete in the provincial OFSAA AAA championship tournament next week at Hamilton. It starts Thursday.
The Royals also dropped their opening game in the junior tournament at College Heights Friday when they were defeated 56-43 by the St. John’s Green Eagles of Brantford.
A 49-19 triumph over the Kitchener-Waterloo CWS (KCI) Raiders in their second game gave the Royals a berth in the semifinals.
The Royals are to play the St. Benedict Saints of Cambridge Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Centennial CVI.
The other semifinal has the Laurel Heights Highlanders of Waterloo up against St. John’s at 9 a.m.
Semifinal winners are to advance to the junior final at 5 p.m.
Brantford Assumption 66 Orangeville 63 (OT)
Waterloo CI 56 Kitchener St. Mary’s 26
Brantford Assumption 40 Baden Waterloo-Oxford 26
Kitchener-Waterloo CWS (KCI) 52 Waterloo CI 46
Orangeville 72 Baden Waterloo-Oxford 54
Kitchener-Waterloo CWS (KCI) 42 Kitchener St. Mary’s 36
Brantford St. John’s 56 Ross 43
Cambridge St. Benedict 53 Owen Sound 23
Brantford St. John’s 58 Kitchener-Waterloo CWS (KCI) 20
Waterloo Laurel Heights 53 Owen Sound 35
Ross 49 Kitchener-Waterloo CWS (KCI) 19
Cambridge St. Benedict 49 Waterloo Laurel Heights 29
CWOSSA AA Girls’ Basketball
The Lourdes Crusaders remain in the running to get a berth in next week’s provincial OFSAA AA championship tournament in Guelph.
The Crusaders had a win and a loss in Friday’s opening round of the CWOSSA AA senior tournament at Galt CI in Cambridge. They rebounded from a 35-33 edging by the Holy Trinity Titans of Simcoe in their first game to down the host Galt CI Ghosts 37-30 in their second game.
Jwakmeer Omot had 10 points for Lourdes against Holy Trinity while Ciara Hayne added six.
Olivia Doucette collected 18 points in the win over Galt CI while Hayne netted five.
District 4’s Westside Thunder of Orangeville suffered a pair of losses as they were downed 60-26 by St. David Celtics of Waterloo and 50-14 by McKinnon Park Blue Devils of Caledonia.
Westside’s Alannah Dowdall had nine points against St. David and three against McKinnon Park while Jessica Burnside had eight against St. David and three against McKinnon Park.
Lourdes is to play McKinnon Park in the semifinals Saturday at 4 p.m.
Holy Trinity and St. David are to meet in the other semifinal at 2 p.m.
Semifinal winners are to battle in the final Saturday at 8 p.m. As CWOSSA is host of the provincial tournament, both teams in Saturday’s final are to get berths in the provincial tournament hosted by St. James next Thursday to Saturday.
Bishop Macdonell Celtics and St. James Lions both won both of their games in pool play in the junior tournament Friday at Glenview Park SS.
The Celtics dropped North Park Trojans of Brantford 58-26 and Glenview Park Panthers of Cambridge 78-25.
Sophia Anstett had 11 points in the win over North Park.
Maeve Bedard netted 16 points in the win over Glenview Park while Olivia Haines added 10.
The Lions defeated St. David Celtics of Waterloo 50-21 and Sacred Heart Crusaders of Walkerton 26-21.
Gracin Jones hit for 14 points against St. David while Sadie Cummings followed with 10.
Cummings had 12 against Sacred Heart.
A Guelph squad is guaranteed to be in the junior final Saturday at 6 p.m. at Galt CI as the Celtics and Lions are to meet in the semifinals at 10 a.m.
Winner of that game moves on to face the winner of the other semifinal between John Diefenbaker Trojans of Hanover and Paris Panthers that is set for 12 p.m.
Championship game is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Simcoe Holy Trinity 35 Lourdes 33
Galt CI 40 Hanover John Diefenbaker 21
Waterloo St. David 60 Orangeville Westside 26
Caledonia McKinnon Park 52 Owen Sound St. Mary’s 26
Simcoe Holy Trinity 37 Hanover John Diefenbaker 22
Lourdes 37 Galt CI 30
Waterloo St. David 44 Owen Sound St. Mary’s 26
Caledonia McKinnon Park 50 Orangeville Westside 14
Bishop Macdonell 58 Brantford North Park 26
Hanover John Diefenbaker 48 Cambridge Glenview Park 32
St. James 50 Waterloo St. David 21
Paris 24 Walkerton Sacred Heart 20
Bishop Macdonell 78 Cambridge Glenview Park 25
Hanover John Diefenbaker 45 Brantford North Park 42
St. James 26 Walkerton Sacred Heart 21
Paris 28 Waterloo St. David 15
CWOSSA A Girls’ Basketball
The D4 champion Emmanuel Christian Eagles of Fergus finished as silver medalists at the CWOSSA A championship tournament at Woodland Christian HS in Breslau.
The Eagles were downed 58-22 by the host Woodland Christian Cavaliers in the championship match.
Emmanuel Christian had beaten the Walkerton Riverhawks 33-22 in the semifinals to gain a berth in the final while Woodland dropped the Delhi Raiders 72-28 in the other semifinal.
Tiffany Bouwers of Emmanuel Christian had 12 points in the semifinal and eight in the final.
Emmanuel Christian was knocked out of the junior tournament when the Eagles were defeated 24-16 by the Kincardine Knights.
Woodland Christian, 43-11 winners over Waterford Wolves in the semifinals, won the tournament title with a 36-31 win over Kincardine.
Breslau Woodland Christian 72 Delhi 28
Fergus Emmanuel Christian 33 Walkerton 22
Breslau Woodland Christian 58 Fergus Emmanuel Christian 22
Breslau Woodland Christian 43 Waterford 11
Kincardine 24 Fergus Emmanuel Christian 16
Breslau Woodland Christian 36 Kincardine 31
- Guelph Sports Journal