St. James Lions off to OFSAA as CWOSSA champs
SIMCOE – The District 10 champion St. James Lions are headed to the OFSAA AA provincial high school girls’ basketball championship tournament.
The Lions gained their spot in the provincial tournament by capturing the CWOSSA AA senior girls’ title Friday night with a 33-32 victory over the Galt Ghosts of Cambridge in the championship match.
Amanda Lago led the Lions with 15 points while Elivia Garbuio added five.
The Lions advanced to the CWOSSA final with a 52-43 win over Monsignor Doyle Mustangs of Cambridge in the semifinals. Garbuio had 16 points in that game and Grace Mencfeld added 15.
The win over Galt in the final avenged a 44-40 loss to the Ghosts in the preliminary round. Garbuio had 19 points in that game.
St. James also downed the St. Mary’s Mustangs of Owen Sound 45-24 in the preliminary round as Mencfeld hit for 16 points.
The OFSAA AA tournament is to be held at Kingsville Nov. 21 to 23.
The CWOSSA championship win is the first for St. James since 1995 and it extended the District 10 hold on the title to 15 years.
Both the St. James Lions and Lourdes Crusaders were knocked out of the tournament after suffering two losses apiece in the preliminary round.
St. James was defeated 59-22 by the Simcoe Sabres and 65-25 by Waterloo’s St. David Celtics.
Lourdes lost 39-28 to Cambridge’s Southwood Sabres and 38-23 to the Centre Dufferin Royals of Shelburne.
Simcoe won the CWOSSA AA final 47-45 over St. David.
Guelph Sports Journal