Aug. 2 Local Sports: River Lions playoffs; GAO championships
RIVER LIONS PLAYOFF OPENER
With the Meridian Centre not available because of the Canada Summer Games, the Niagara River Lions will be playing a home quarter-final playoff game Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre in Guelph.
The River Lions defeated Hamilton Honey Badgers 83-79 Sunday to finish in second place in the Canadian Elite Basketball League with a record of 13-7.
Niagara has to win Saturday to advance to the Championship Weekend at TD Place Arena in Ottawa from Aug. 12-14.
Edmonton visits Saskatoon and Guelph visits Fraser Valley in a pair of play-in games Thursday, The lowest seed that wins one of the two games will match up with the River Lions.
Tickets for Saturday’s home game in Guelph are on sale now and can be purchased online, by calling or texting 289-273-5905 or by visiting 2 Front Street North in Thorold.
Visit riverlions.ca for more information.
Cherry Hill’s Joe Miszk placed second at the Ontario senior men’s golf championship at the Sarnia Golf and Country Club.
Miszk shots rounds of 74, 67 and 74 to finish one shot behind the winner, John Crowther of the Golf Canada Club.
Other locals who made the cut included: Cherry Hill’s Dave Bunker (78, 74, 70), tied for 11th; Cherry Hill’s Mark McBride (74, 79, 73), tied for 18th; Rockway Vineyards’ Derek Divok (76, 75, 83), alone in 48th spot; Grand Niagara’s Donald Cooke (78, 79, 79), tied for 51st; and, Cardinal Lakes’ Roger Perry (76, 81, 83), tied for 64th).
At the Ontario Senior Women’s Championship at the Midland Golf and Country Club, Bridgewater’s Ruth McBride placed 13th overall and sixth in the over 60 division after rounds of 91, 87 and 88.
In the A Flight: Rockway Vineyards’ Cindy Wegg (87, 86, 86) was third; Freedom Oaks’ Sarah-Anne Smurlick (91, 87, 85) tied for ninth; and, Lookout Point’s Jeanne Glavac (87, 85, 91) tied for ninth.