Local sports report Jan. 17: Boys basketball; Churchill boys hockey; Fairview bowling
Jonah Gruarin, shown in this file shot, had 28 points as Notre Dame beat Denis Morris in NRHSAA senior boys basketball action.
Jonah Gruarin poured in 28 points to lead the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to a 68-59 win over the visiting Denis Morris Reds in Niagara Catholic Athletic Association league play.
Gruarin’s output included eight three-pointers – six in the first half – as the Irish entered the break holding a 35-25 lead. The Irish knocked down a total of 14 treys, but could not shake the pesky Reds, who closed the gap to as close as six points in the fourth quarter.
That was as close as DM would get as the Irish locked down defensively to end any threat of a Reds comeback.
Braidon Moore tossed in 11 points for the Irish followed by David Jones with eight and Brandon Graziani with seven. Andrew Zezela and Anthony Cimino (five each) and Rovenston Jean-Baptiste (four) rounded out the scoring for Notre Dame.
Not to be outdone, Noah Honsberger led Denis Morris with 22 points followed by Max Grant with 14. Zubeer Liban added 11 while Mitchell McArthur and Michael Cassidy, playing sparingly after coming off of an ankle injury, each chipped in six.
BULLDOGS GOLDEN AT LAKESHORE TOURNEY
The Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs boys hockey team defeated Mississauga Mount Carmel in overtime to win gold at the at Lakeshore Catholic Tournament in Port Colbourne.
After taking both round-robin games to shootouts, the Bulldogs did not look back as they put together a string of impressive wins versus some great competition. Top teams from Windsor, Mississauga, Burlington and Niagara competed this past week for the annual trophy.
The five-game, 17-goal output by Churchill in the tournament was contributed by 10 separate players, showing great depth on the Bulldog squad.
In other tournament games, the Bulldogs: beat Welland Notre Dame 2-1 in a shootout; lost 2-1 to Corpus Christi of Burlington in a shootout; beat Assumption of Burlington 5-2; and, blanked E.L. Crossley 3-0.
This year’s tournament brought the 2017 AA OFSAA champs to town ( Belle River, which lost 4-1 to Mount Carmel in the semifinals) as well as many other all-Ontario finalists.
Following are recent top tenpin and fivepin bowling scores, as submitted by the lanes and league secretaries:
Tuesday Morning Mixed: John Osborne 609, Gord McCormack 596, Harley Smith 535, Janny Haverkamp 519, Alida Manuel 504, Pat Weir 484.
Tuesday Afternoon Ladies: Sharon Walsh 505, Cindy Boles 491, Stella Slavinjak 490.
Tuesday Night Men: Jordan Klassen 682, Matt Kares 659, Ken Derosier 653.
Wednesday Morning Ladies: Sandra Plumb 473, Rosemary Austin 465, Darleigh Rosie 446.
Wednesday Night Ladies: Liz Champion 554, Judy Waud 536, Cheryl Matheson 524.
Thursday Prime Timers: Mike Johnson 617, Harley Smith 553, Trevor Arcand 486, Trish Game 536, Marg Millar 482, Joyce Jenkins 481.
Thursday Night Mixed: Group 1: John Osborne 724, Terry Krawec 674, Ralph Barnim 636. Group 2: Brad Fretz 648, Harley Smith 580, Derek Cesar 576. Group 3: Amanda Cote 576, Sharon Walsh 553, Carman Winger 516. Group 4: Sue Bride 501, Bridget Carroll 481, Nicole Bride 477. Group 5: Kris Culp 433, Diana Pierce 421, Al Legros 382.
Friday Night Mixed: Doug Bruinsma 678, Ian MacPherson 657, Alex Panas 644, Terri Panas 514, Sara Henderson 487, Sharon Rees 485.
Youth: Preps: James Weller 439, Rowen Squire 432, Lucas Beu 406, Ava Conway 497, D.J. Kuijer 351. Junior: Cody Bride 500, Addison Nye 495, Armen Menkemnian 426, Mya Conway 497, Melissa Langelaan 341, Sophia Beaudry 334. Intermediate : Nicholas Langelaan 505, Wyatt Muzyka 428, Troy Kronowetter 387, Taylor Whitworth 410, Julie-Anna Beaudry 309, Kayley Richardson 290.
Monday Morning Men: Good: Trevor Arcand 537, Brian Green 510, Harold Stubbert 486. Gooder: Bob Scricca 565, Doug Lawrence 538, Joe Martin 532. Goodest: Terry Krawec 657, Wayne Dolinski 654, Ralph Barnim 647.
Monday Majors: Taylor Maxner 737, Dave Brown 736, Scott Corbin 695, Jamie-Lynn Burse 629, Bonnie Castrucci 628, Lisa Morabito 620.
Tuesday Prime Timers: Martin Lanteigne 690, Dave Huckla 519, George Brown 511, Rachel Stanley 535, Debbie Davidson 508, Sue McCready 483.
Tuesday Night Mixed: Ken McKay 723, Jim Miller 560, Steve Pettifer 396, Mandy Jenkins 542, Angi Nesbitt 526, Lisa Loosemore 388.
Wednesday Morning Ladies: Rose Marie Brown 533, Karen Doucet 512, Muriel Tanner 504.
French Club: Bob Walsh 786, Martin Lanteigne 636, Jacques Vaillancourt 597, Monique Touzin 562, Cecile Hungerford 509, Therese Montpellier 473.
Youth: Little Tykes (one game): Bentley Bouvier 115, Hayden Squire 113, Duncan Hilborn 96, Madalynn Spence 83. Peewee: Liam Boles 332, Sasha Dykyi 309, Jaymes Messer 126 , Katelynn Mitchell 355, Tamara Siconilfi 277, Evelyn Hilborn 254. Bantam: Cameron Mitchell 477, Aaron Goertzen 435, Deagan Platakis 404, Erica Boles 470, Emma D’Aloisio 396, Kyla Boles 294. Junior: Jacob Gough 444, Nolan Currie 395, David McRae 390, Madyson John-England 501, Naomi Bertram 456, Madison Crowthers 453. Senior: Chanzen Krafve 511, Wiliam Cooper 393, Sarah Malott 354.
Sunday Sport: Scott Bartlett 618, Lucas Hall 618, Bill Booker 592, Wendy Bonnette 612, Natalie Bennett 536, Angi Nesbitt 523.
Monday 55 and Up: Ian Smart 582, Bob Walsh 579, Wally Gabb 520, Helen Black 594, Toni Ball 543, Lucy Mulder 472.
UNIFOR Retirees: Terry Bryan 551, Tom Astley 528, Jon MacDonald 483, Audrea Frizell 475, Olga Astley 457, Irene Charkowy 453.
Beaver Bowlers Club: Fred Henderson 639, George Brown 531, Dick Mallory 498, Jennifer Williams 486, Donna Choscinski 482, Denise Livingston 481.