Senior hoops loop’s chasing pack tightens up

GUELPH — The three teams battling for third in the District 10 high school senior boys’ basketball league all scored wins in league play Tuesday.

They also closed in on the second-placed St. James Lions who suffered a 67-58 loss to the league-leading Centre Wellington Falcons. Centre Wellington clinched a first-place finish with that victory.

Centennial Spartans, Ross Royals and Guelph CVI Green Gaels posted wins as the Spartans defeated Bishop Macdonell Celtics 62-41, Royals downed Orangeville Bears 68-54 and the Gaels dropped Lourdes Crusaders 70-61.

The results leave Centre Wellington in first at 11-0 and the Falcons are followed by St. James at 8-3, Centennial 7-3, Ross 7-4, GCVI 6-5, Lourdes 3-8, Orangeville 1-9 and Bishop Mac 0-11.

All teams in the league are to play Thursday and at least twice in the week following the two-week exam break. Centennial and Orangeville are to play three times that week as they have a game to make up that was postponed Jan. 9.


Ross 68 Orangeville 54

Khaled Djabo led Ross with 18 points while Zaid Karsiem netted 17.

Tyrell Asante had 11 for Orangeville and Jeriah Valladares collected nine.


Guelph CVI 70 Lourdes 61

Ben Tofil hit for 18 points for GCVI while Kyle Kush added 17.

David Mokonen gathered 14 for Lourdes and Will Vandenheuvel had 13.


Centennial 62 Bishop Macdonell 41

Scoring details were not reported.


Centre Wellington 67 St. James 58

Cole Newton struck for 18 points for Centre Wellington and Brock Newton contributed 12.

Aidan Feeney netted 18 for St. James and Alex Garbuio chipped in with 16.



Orangeville 72 Ross 67

Rowan Steele’s 31 points led Orangeville while Andrew Paolucci and T.J. Walkinshaw added 11 apiece.

Grey Yates had 14 for Ross and Lazar Stojanovic, Dominic Vanos and Cole Miller netted 10 each.

The loss was the first in league play this season for Ross.


Guelph CVI 54 Lourdes 38

Tennessee Tremain hit for 15 points for GCVI while Cam Wheeldon collected 14 and Yash Pandya added eight.

Sebastian Porcellato had 14 for Lourdes while Tyler Blais added eight and Luke Creighton had five.


St. James 38 Centre Wellington 32

Adam MacPherson’s game-high 15 points helped St. James record its first league victory of the season. Kelvin Nkubito had 11.

Aiden Davy led Centre Wellington with nine and Korsen Lochert followed with seven.


Centennial 63 Bishop Macdonell 45

Scoring details were not reported.

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