Niagara Juel takes one of three: Prep winless
The Niagara Juel girls basketball team returned to league play last weekend following a three-week absence and posted a 1-2 record.
“We went 1-2 with the goal to go 2-1,” Niagara head coach Frank Keltos said. “We came out very flat versus Windsor after playing Transway earlier in the day tough. We finished the weekend with a good win versus Mississauga and played a very good team game. We executed our game plan perfectly.”
In the 70-52 loss to Hamilton Transway, Ava Stranges (Saint Paul) led the way for Niagara with 13 points. Also contributing were: Jamie Addy (Governor Simcoe) with 11 points and five rebounds; Yemi Oladipo (Sir Winston Churchill) with 10 points and five rebounds; Joanna Smith (Holy Trinity Simcoe) with nine points; and, Brookelyn Keltos (Sir Winston Churchill) with five points and eight rebounds.
Niagara shot 4-29 from three-point range against Transway.
Oladipo led the way for Niagara in the 62-41 loss to Windsor St. Clair with 14 points and eight rebounds. Also topping the stat sheet were: Addy with 12 points and six defensive rebounds; and, Smith with nine points.
Niagara shot 19.2 per cent for the game, including 13.9 per cent from beyond the arc.
Stranges powered Niagara to a 56-36 victory over the Mississauga Monarchs with 15 points and five rebounds. Keltos added 14 points and Smith contributed eight points and seven rebounds.
Niagara returns to action April 29 and 30 with games against Ottawa Elite, Durham City, Kingston Impact and York North.
The Niagara Juel Prep squad went 0-3 in league play last weekend.
The squad was defeated 61-53 by the Scarborough Lady Blues, 99-52 by the Simcoe Muskoka Royals and 92-21 by the Kitchener-Waterloo Vipers.
Topping the stat sheet for Niagara against Scarborough were: Keira Teske (Governor Simcoe) with 10 points and six rebounds; Emma Vendittelli (A.N. Myer) with seven points and 14 rebounds; Rozyln Ciocca (Saint Francis) with seven points; Anya Namestnik (Sir Winston Churchill) with six points and 14 rebounds; Shorleigh Burrows (Eden) with six points; Olivia Bittman (Notre Dame) with six points; and, Riyana Chahoud (Saint Francis) with five points and four rebounds.
In the loss to Simcoe Muskoka, top performers for Niagara were: Teske with 14 points and seven rebounds; Vendittelli with nine points and five boards; Bittman with seven points and seven rebounds; Chahoud and Maggie Mannell (A.N. Myer) with six points; and, Burrows with five points.
Leading the way for Niagara against Kitchener-Waterloo were: Teske with nine points; Ciocca with five points; Bittman with seven rebounds; and, Mannell and Namestnik with six boards.
Niagara returns to action April 29 and 30 with games against the Nepean Blue Devils and Jump Thru Hoops.