Local sports: Brock hoops; Phoenix hockey: Trib tourney scholarships
The Brock women’s basketball team (7-5) pushed its Ontario University Athletics winning streak to two games with a 69-41 road victory over Algoma last Friday.
The Badgers built quarter leads of 19-17, 35-19 and 57-38 to record the victory.
Top performers for Brock against Algoma were: Madalyn Weinert with 18 points and 13 boards; Allison Addy with 14 points; Theresa Brown with 14 points; Olivia Fiorucci with five points; Keren Tshinyama Kasonga with four points; and, Oluwatito Akinnusi with four points and eight rebounds.
Brock hosts McMaster Wednesday (9-4) and York (5-7) Saturday. Both games are at 6 p.m.
In other action: Julia Colavecchia (A.N. Myer/Niagara Prep) had 12 points and four rebounds as Guelph lost 69-60 to Ottawa.
PHOENIX TOP GATOR INVITATIONAL
The Saint Francis Phoenix senior boys hockey team captured its second tournament title in a row by defeating the Blessed Trinity Thunder in a shootout to win the Gator Invitational
In the final, the Phoenix scored with 3:48 left in the game to force overtime.
Scoring for Saint Francis in the final were Marcus Harris, Zach Gilesby and Cole Mambella. Sam Rootes was outstanding in net for the Phoenix all tournament. Scoring for the Thunder were R. Brown, T. Devic and J. Marcese.
Saint Francis advanced to the final by defeating Belle River 1-0 in the quarter-finals on a goal by Nolan Freel and quadrupling Saint Michael of Niagara Falls 4-1 in the semifinals. Freel scored twice against Saint Michael and singles were netted by Gilesby and Ryan Johnson.
The Phoenix went 2-0 in pool play by tripling Saint Paul 3-1 and edging Sir Winston Churchill 2-1.
Saint Francis improves to 13-1-1 overall this year with the tournament title.
Two E.L. Crossley graduates were presented with $500 scholarships during halftime of last Saturday’s championship game at 66th Annual Welland Tribune Basketball Tournament.
Presented with the awards were Riley Bleich and T.J. Hurley.
Bleich is studying police foundations at Niagara College and T.J, Hurley is playing NCAA Division 1 basketball at the University of Vermont.
To date, the Tribune tournament has given out $102,300 in scholarships, including $4,500 in 2021 and $1,000 in 2022.