April 30-May 1 Niagara Juel and Prep report
The Niagara Juel girls basketball team improved to 11-4 in league play with a pair of wins last weekend.
Niagara defeated Blessed Sacrament 67-42 and Hamilton Transway 78-64.
Against Blessed Sacrament, Niagara built quarter leads of 25-14, 43-23 and 57-37 en route to the victory.
Top scorers for Niagara were: Brookelyn Keltos (Sir Winston Churchill), 18 points; Hannah Bourdon (Greater Fort Erie), 11 points; Sarah Hurley (E.L. Crossley), nine points; Alexis Wright (Centennial) 8; Lucy Whaling (Blessed Trinity), 8 points; and, Jamie Addy (Governor Simcoe), eight points.
Against Hamilton Transway, Niagara trailed 11-4 after one quarter and 20-15 at the half before outscoring Hamilton 40-30 in the second half to record the victory.
Leading the way for Niagara were: Keltos, 23 points; Wright, 10 points and six rebounds; Yemi Oladipo (Sir Winston Churchill), eight points and 14 rebounds; and, Bourdon, seven points.
The Niagara Juel Prep girls basketball squad won two of three games last weekend to push its league record to 3-12.
Niagara beat Etobicoke 68-37 and Blessed Sacrament 68-62 and lost 113-33 to Hamilton Transway.
“This weekend was exciting and every athlete played with tenacity,” Niagara head coach Kristy-Anne Wytenburg said. “Izzy (Isabel) Brenzil consistently is a true leader. She leads the team in scoring but also sets the defensive expectations, encourages every teammate and smoothly sets up an offence.”
Wytenburg was proud of her team’s defensive effort and its full buy-in to work extremely hard and as a team on defence in the win against Blessed Sacrament.
“Ashlynn Caverly was given the assignment to guard their top scorer in the second half and she exceeded all expectations,” she said. “We’ve set a new bar, there are some small adjustments coming before championship weekend at the end of May but we are ready to play our hearts out.”
Against Etobicoke, Niagara built quarter leads of 10-3, 33-14 and 53-25 to record the victory.
Leading the way were: Brenzil (E.L. Crossley), 12 points and 11 rebounds; Cadence Seredine (Port Colborne), 12 points and seven rebounds; Jenna Saddler (A.N. Myer), 12 points; Jenna Sandel (Lakeshore Catholic) 11 points and 12 rebounds; Keira Teske (Governor Simcoe), six points and five rebounds; and, Maia Walker (A.N. Myer), six points.
Against Blessed Sacrament, Niagara Juel trailed 17-11 after one quarter an 39-31 at the half before rallying for the win.
Top performers for Niagara were: Brenzil, 19 points and 14 rebounds; Caverly (Eden), 13 points; Saddler, nine points; Walker, eight points; Teske, seven points and five rebounds; and Sandel, seven points and four rebounds.
Leading the way for Niagara in the loss to Transway were: Brenzil, seven points; Saddler, seven points; Walker, six points; and, Seredine and Cavalry with five points apiece.
Both Niagara teams are back in action next weekend at Notre Dame and Brock University.