Things get tight atop D10 senior hoops loop

Things get tight atop D10 senior hoops loop

GUELPH – Now that’s parity.

Four of the eight teams in the District 10 high school senior boys’ basketball league had nine wins this season at the completion of Tuesday’s play and another one had eight wins.

The Lourdes Crusaders made it crowded at the top of the standings with a 64-52 win over the St. James Lions Tuesday for their second win in as many days as they downed the Centennial Spartans 73-57 in Monday’s lone game.

The Crusaders and Spartans both finished Tuesday with 9-4 records while the Bishop Macdonell Celtics and Ross Royals are both at 9-3 while the Guelph CVI Green Gaels are at 8-4. Orangeville Bears are at 4-8, Centre Wellington Falcons are at 1-11 and St. James is at 0-12.

Simon Porcellato led the Crusaders against St. James with a 23-point outing while Dom Favaro had 17 and Joe Basciano netted 13.

Daidan Carter had a game-high 25 for St. James and Wolfgang Zappia collected 12.

Monday, Lourdes used an 11-5 run to start the fourth quarter to secure the win over Centennial. The Crusaders led at the end of each quarter as they were up 22-13 at the end of the first, 36-24 at halftime and 54-44 after three quarters.

Basciano hit for 22 points for Lourdes in that match while Porcellato had 21 and Favaro collected 14.

Cam Viveiros topped the scoring list for Centennial with 15 points while Josh Smith sank four three-pointers on his way to a 14-point outing and Nima Ashkar’s total of 12 included 10 on free throws.

Centennial bounced back from that setback to record a 47-44 victory over Centre Wellington in Fergus Tuesday.

Tristan Vandenheuval and Bhaskar each had 12 for the Spartans while Tyler Holland had 15 for Centre Wellington and Gabe LeClair contributed 12.

The league’s regular season is to wrap up Thursday with all teams except Lourdes and Centennial playing both Wednesday and Thursday. Lourdes and Centennial play a single game Thursday, but not against each other.

Key games include GCVI at Bishop Mac Wednesday, Bishop Mac at Centennial Thursday and Lourdes at GCVI Thursday.

All teams qualify for the playoffs that are to start with the quarter-finals Tuesday. Semifinals are set for Thursday and the junior-senior championship doubleheader is to go Feb. 17 at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre. The junior final is to start at 12 noon and the senior final is to follow at 2 p.m.


Guelph CVI 74 Orangeville 68

Dennis Magnaye led GCVI with 22 points.

Jisiah Guthrie had a game-high 33 for Orangeville.


Bishop Macdonell 59 Ross 50

This result is the one that really tightened things at the top of the standings.

Ben Dorling had 14 points for Bishop Mac while Hayden Schut followed with 12.

Cohen Wesley hit for 13 for Ross and Jonathan Wang netted 10.


Junior Boys’ Basketball

St. James and Centre Wellington are tied for the lead at 11-1 while Ross is at 8-4, Orangeville’s at 7-5, Centennial and Lourdes are both at 4-9, Bishop Mac is at 3-9 and GCVI’s at 1-11.


St. James 80 Lourdes 68

Nick Melehes had 21 points for St. James while Peyton Cummings added 20.

Eisay Mokonen netted 28 for Lourdes with Jackson McGarr getting 17 and Lat Hiyabu following with 15.


Bishop Macdonell 67 Ross 47

Jayden Thompson struck for 28 points for Bishop Mac while Kai Fan had 16 and Chayse Smith and Aerone Agustin each added nine.

Nash Dunlop and Logan Eddy had 17 apiece for Ross.


Centre Wellington 68 Centennial 46

MJ Toppin turned in a 29-point outing for Centre Wellington.


Orangeville 69 Guelph CVI 37

Jaylen Padayachee struck for 12 points for Orangeville while Nick Bernier had 11.

Zoryan K. had 13 for GCVI.


Centennial 61 Lourdes 56

Scoring leaders were not reported in Monday’s lone game.


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