District 10

Idle Spartans lock down top spot in senior girls’ hoops

GUELPH – The Centennial Spartans and St. James Lions know their finishing positions in the six-team District 10 high school senior girls’ basketball league following league play Tuesday.

The finishing spots for the other four will be decided Thursday on the final day of the league’s regular season.

The Centennial Spartans clinched first without playing. That position became theirs when the Ross Royals defeated the Guelph CVI Green Gaels 48-38 at Ross.

While GCVI can tie for first with Centennial, the Spartans will win the tiebreaker thanks to a 17-point win over the Gaels Oct. 20. The Gaels had defeated the Spartans by five points Sept. 27.

St. James is assured of a sixth-place finish.

Heading into the final day of the regular season when all six teams will be in action, Centennial leads at 8-1 and is followed by GCVI at 7-2, Ross at 6-3, Lourdes and Bishop Mac both at 3-6 and St. James at 0-9.

Thursday, GCVI is to play at Lourdes at 4 p.m., St. James is to host Centennial at 4 p.m. and Ross is to play at Bishop Mac at 5:30 p.m.

Top two gain byes in Tuesday’s quarter-finals and are to host semifinal matches next Thursday. The championship game is slated for Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.


Ross 48 Guelph CVI 38

Ailani Curvan led the Royals with 19 points while Devin Eddy had 14.

Nyssa Matthews struck for 12 for the Gaels and Acadia Tremain added 11.


Bishop Macdonell 27 Lourdes 25

Sydney Richardson’s nine points led the Celtics while Martina Gazzola followed with eight.

Zoe Penny had a game-high 10 for Lourdes while McKenna Codrington chipped in with five.


Junior Girls’ Basketball

Orangeville Bears have clinched a first-place finish in the six-team junior loop and they remained unbeaten with a 55-29 victory over the Centennial Spartans Tuesday.

In the day’s other game, the Ross Royals slipped by the Guelph CVI Green Gaels 33-28.

Leading scorers were not reported in either game.

Orangeville leads the league at 9-0 and are followed by the Bishop Macdonell Celtics at 6-3, Ross at 5-4, Centre Wellington Falcons at 4-5 and GCVI and Centennial both at 2-8.

Most of the finishing positions have been settled with only second and third undecided. For Ross to finish second and knock Bishop Mac to third, they must beat the Celtics by more than 15 points as that’s how many points Bishop Mac beat Ross by (53-38) Oct. 11 at Ross.

GCVI gets fifth place with Centennial sixth. The Gaels beat the Spartans by 10 points Sept. 27 and Centennial defeated GCVI by nine points Oct. 20.

The Gaels and Spartans will both be visiting squads in next Tuesday’s quarter-finals. The Gaels are to play at Centre Wellington while Centennial is to play at either Ross or Bishop Mac.

Quarter-final victors are to be visiting teams in the semifinals set for Nov. 10 while the championship match is scheduled for 12 noon Nov. 12 at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.


  • Guelph Sports Journal