Myer advance to Standard finals
Julia Colavecchia netted 24 points and Tori Rigas-DiDomenico added 19 to power the A.N. Myer Marauders to a 64-51 victory over the Saint Michael Mustangs Thursday night in the championship semifinals of the Standard Girls Basketball Tournament.
The Marauders built quarter leads of 19-14, 29-25 and 59-38 to advance to Friday’s final against the Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs. The game will be played at 7:30 p.m. at Governor Simcoe.
“It was a great game and both teams played hard right to the very end,” Myer coach Kate Harpur said.
Like most teams in the tournament, the Marauders received big contributions from players in Grade 10. Colavecchia was outstanding and fellow Grade 10 player Molly Taylor chipped in with nine points.
“Every team has some talented girls and every school seems to be pretty deep,” Harpur said. “I think basketball is getting bigger and better in this area and the girls are really committed to the game.”
Also scoring for Myer were Emily Braun (5), Brianna Bishop (3), Maddie Caughill (2), Rosie Tait (2).
Scoring for the Mustangs were Carlee Ibey (17), Lauren Carter (13), Julie Manlow (12), Anne Ibey (7) and Aliyah Glaze (2).
The Mustangs were hurt by missing several easy layups.
“That has plagued us all year — that makes a difference — plus the foul shooting,” Saint Michael head coach Ron Bobyk said. When we’re shooting 50 per cent and they’re shooting 90 per cent, that makes a big difference.”
The Mustangs went into the tournament on a roll, knocking off Saint Francis in a league game Monday night.
“It was the beginning of some good ball,” Bobyk said. “They are starting to come around.”
Eagles 43 Cyclones 37
Paige Epp 20 netted 20 points and Ilijana Vukovic added eight helping the Grimsby Eagles defeat the E.L. Crossley Cyclone 43-37 Thursday in the Standard consolation finals.
Grimsby will play Denis Morris in the consolation final Friday at 6 p.m. at Governor Simcoe.
Also scoring for the Eagles were Asha-Lee Crooks (4), Regan Nugent (4); Tessa Lacasse (4); Meggie V. (3).
Scoring for the E.L. Crossley Cyclone were Sydney Grummett (8); Mackenzie Sider (7); Emily Bonisteel (7); Hannah Nichollls (7); Tess Puchalski (6) and Caleigh McColl (2). Puchalski chipped in with eight assists and didn’t listen to her father’s advice to shoot the ball more.
Reds 43 Raiders 18
Lexxus Bell scored 11 points and Emily White added 10 to spark the Denis Morris Reds to a 43-18 victory over the Holy Cross Raiders in the Standard consolation semifinals Thursday.
Also scoring for the Reds were Victoria Kaufman (8), Maisyn Kwinecki (4), Danielle Orlando (3), Cayla Mirabella (2), Jordyn Britton (2), Isobel McKay (2) and Elizabeth Scozzafava (1).
Scoring for Holy Cross were Ally Dyck (7), Sarah O’Rourke (6) and Mackenzie Brown (5).