Senior Spartans keep unbeaten record in hoops loop
GUELPH – The Centennial Spartans remained undefeated atop the District 10 high school senior girls basketball standings after they downed the Bishop Macdonell Celtics 57-14 Thursday at Bishop Mac.
“We’re just playing as a team,” Centennial coach Toffer Treiguts said. “What we’re focusing on is teamwork and using the pieces that we have for the best we can do.”
The Spartans pulled ahead early, then held their hosts scoreless in the second quarter to take control.
Treiguts also coaches the Centennial juniors which helps the players progress through their time in D10 using the same systems in both leagues.
“I’ve done it for the last three or four years,” he said. “That’s the great thing about it, they know what I expect on offence and defence.”
Centennial led 16-6 at the end of the first quarter, 33-6 at halftime and 48-11 after the third quarter.
Jocelyn Newby led the Spartans with 13 points while Jada Beutenmiller had 11 and Kayla Hooper collected 10.
Jamie Fraser and Martina Gazzola collected five points apiece for Bishop Mac while Hali Caspersz had the other four.
Centennial leads the league at 4-0 although the Guelph CVI Green Gaels, who had the bye Thursday, are also unbeaten at 3-0. The Gaels and Spartans are to play Tuesday at Centennial.
St. James Lions are at 2-1, Bishop Mac’s at 2-2, Ross Royals are at 1-2, Lourdes Crusaders are at 0-3 and the Orangeville Bears are at 0-4. The Crusaders and Bears are to play in Orangeville Tuesday.
Ross 51 Orangeville 30
The Royals scored their first win of the season by defeating the Bears.
“It was awesome,” Ross coach Bill Price said. “To be honest, at the beginning of the season when we put the team together, a lot of players hadn’t played high school basketball that are on our team. There are a couple of kids that have played before. We kind of didn’t know where that was going to go.
“You’re teaching people to do layups and shoot and stuff. To see them win and see how happy they are, the best thing about this team is that they celebrate other people’s success. That was from the beginning, the first tryout. They were celebrating — anybody scores and does anything good, they’re on it. That’s so uplifting as a coach.”
Ross shot ahead early and led 28-16 at halftime.
Susannah Faith-Morris of Ross led all scorers with 20 points while Sikar Tesfit had 13 and Devin Eddy added 11.
Taya Wilkinson had 11 points for Orangeville while Olivia Stephenson collected eight and Emma-Lise Genoa gathered seven.
St. James 49 Lourdes 22
Elivia Garbuio connected for 15 points for St. James while Eva Wenger had 14.
Melia Tessel and Gella Ordanze each hit for six points for Lourdes.
Guelph CVI Green Gaels lead the league as the lone undefeated team at 4-0 while Orangeville Bears and Centennial Spartans are tied for second at 3-1. Tied for fourth at 2-2 are the Lourdes Crusaders and Ross Royals while the Bishop Macdonell Celtics and St. James Lions are both at 1-3. Centre Wellington Falcons trail at 0-4.
Centennial 46 Bishop Macdonell 10
The Spartans were ahead 10-1 at the end of the first quarter and they stretched their lead to 24-3 at halftime and 40-6 after the third quarter.
Jenna Davey had 16 points for Centennial while Julia Everitt netted eight and Nica Borghese and Taliah Pellezari each had six.
Hayley Clarke had four points for Bishop Mac with three going to Nicole Mija and two to Victoria Gamboa.
Guelph CVI 55 Centre Wellington 23
Jasmin Liban led GCVI with 14 points.
Orangeville 65 Ross 62
K. Firth had a game-high 30 points for Orangeville while A. Miller added 12.
Leah Van Milligen hit for 27 points for Ross and Sierra Curvan collected 12.
Lourdes 40 St. James 15
Liv Doucette and Kayla Schaus each netted 11 points for Lourdes while Natalie Martinez contributed six.
Arielle Balmelero led St. James with seven points while Sam Griffiths chipped in with four.
- Guelph Sports Journal