Ross Royals hold Lourdes Crusaders back in senior hoops
GUELPH – The third quarter proved to be the difference as the Ross Royals slipped by the Lourdes Crusaders 36-30 in District 10 high school senior girls’ basketball play Thursday at Lourdes.
The Royals netted nine points in that quarter, but held their hosts scoreless as they extended a two-point lead at halftime into an 11-point advantage after the third quarter.
Lourdes came back in the fourth to narrow the gap to three points with just under five and a half minutes to play, but never did pull even.
The Royals led 13-8 at the end of the first quarter, 22-20 at halftime and 31-20 after the third quarter.
Sierra Curvan led Ross with 17 points while Sam Testfit Ezra added seven and Charlie Capper had six.
Olivia Doucette hit a trio of three-pointers to lead Lourdes. One was a desperation last-second shot at the end of the opening quarter while another started the fourth-quarter comeback attempt. Ciara Hayne, McKenna Codrington and Kayla Schous each had five points.
The win leaves Ross in third at 3-1, trailing the deadlocked undefeated duo of the Orangeville Bears and Centennial Spartans who are both at 4-0. Following the Royals are the Bishop Macdonell Celtics and Guelph CVI Green Gaels each at 2-2, Lourdes at 1-3 and the St. James Lions and Centre Wellington Falcons both at 0-4.
Orangeville 66 Centre Wellington 35
Emma Firth had 26 points for Orangeville.
L. Thys had 18 for Centre Wellington.
Bishop Macdonell 51 St. James 18
Sydney Richardson struck for 22 points for Bishop Mac while Talya Kridli added 14.
Gracen had eight for St. James and Eva collected five.
Centennial 37 Guelph CVI 28
Hayley McMillan’s 17 points paced Centennial while Natalie Cremasco gathered nine.
Jasmine L. had nine for GCVI while Phoebe James collected six.
Junior Girls’ Basketball
Guelph CVI Green Gaels and Bishop Macdonell Celtics are tied for first at 4-0 while Ross Royals are at 3-1. They’re followed by the St. James Lions (2-2), Centre Wellington Falcons (2-2), Lourdes Crusaders (1-3), Centennial Spartans (0-4) and Orangeville Bears (0-4).
Centre Wellington 45 Orangeville 29
Maggie Long led Centre Wellington with 15 points while Van Ostaayen added 11.
Victoria had 11 for Orangeville.
Bishop Macdonell 53 St. James 35
Maeve Bedard collected 13 points for Bishop Mac while A. Zacharias had 10.
M. Alarie led St. James with 13 while S. Cummings had 11.
Ross 53 Lourdes 17
Alex Blaschuk netted 11 points for Ross while Maria Chandra had eight, Sienna Monk had seven and Rachael Van Milligan added six.
Jwokmeer Omot had a game-high 13 for Lourdes while Jeana Jinu and Karlee Hemstreet each had two.
Guelph CVI 21 Centennial 20
Ellina hit for six points for GCVI.
Elise Evans had seven for Centennial.
- Guelph Sports Journal