No shockers in senior boys basketball quarter-finals

GUELPH – No surprises in the District 10 high school senior boys’ basketball playoffs as the home teams swept Thursday’s quarter-finals.

Closest match was a 49-39 victory for the fourth-place St. James Lions over the fifth-place Ross Royals.

The game was a low-scoring affair throughout as the Lions trailed 6-5 at the end of the first quarter before shooting ahead to lead 17-12 at halftime. They remained ahead 34-29 at the end of the third quarter.

Matt Sanvido struck for 17 points for the Lions while Alex Garbuio had 15 and Aidan Feeney added six.

Cole Miller had 11 for Ross with nine going to Malcolm Bair and seven to Riley Price.

The Lions, 8-5 in the regular season, advance to play the Centre Wellington Falcons (12-1) in the semifinals at Fergus Friday.

Semifinal winners are to meet in Saturday’s final at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre. Game time is 8 p.m.

 

Centre Wellington 73 Bishop Macdonell 43

Brock Newton led Centre Wellington to the win over the eighth-place Bishop Macdonell Celtics with a 19-point outing while Keenen Lochert added 14.

Kobi Griffin-Randall had 12 for Bishop Mac while Matt MacEachern followed with 11.

 

Centennial 91 Orangeville 62

Scoring details were not reported.

Second-place Centennial Spartans disposed of seventh-place Orangeville Bears.

Centennial is to host third-place Lourdes Crusaders in Friday’s semifinal. Game time at Centennial is 4 p.m.

 

Lourdes 78 Guelph CVI 44

Geeth Kenneth netted 22 points for Lourdes while Kevin Martinez contributed 15.

Rylan Ninaber had 20 for GCVI and Jerrol Smiles followed with 12.

 

Junior

Orangeville 58 Lourdes 50

Mild surprise as fifth-place Orangeville defeated fourth-place Lourdes. However, both teams had finished the regular season with 5-8 records.

Cole Purdell-Lewis, Keelan Steele and Landon Montague connected for 12 points apiece for Orangeville.

Tyler Blais had a game-high 24 for Lourdes while Angelo Randell had 11 and Alex Basciano chipped in with nine.

Orangeville advances to play first-place Ross in Friday’s semifinals.

 

Ross 62 Bishop Macdonell 52

Gatlang Deng hit for 15 points for Ross while Dominic Vanos had 11 and Daniel Wang contributed nine.

Rimez Kridli led Bishop Mac with 15 points while Nathan Perry had 13 and Nick Polionato added seven.

 

Guelph CVI 65 St. James 52

Third-place GCVI received 19 points from Tennessee Tremain and 15 from Sebastian Deeves.

David Farrelly had a game-high 30 for sixth-place St. James.

GCVI will place second-place Centennial in Friday’s semifinals.

 

Centennial 85 Centre Wellington 54

Scoring details were not reported.

 

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