BASKETBALL: Eagles take senior and junior championship titles on home court


SMH_eagleKITCHENER, Ont. (February 14, 2014) – The St. Mary’s Eagles toasted two championships on Friday night as they captured the junior and senior District 8 boys’ basketball titles on home court.

Telloy Simon recorded 17 points as the St. Mary’s Eagles lifted the District 8 senior title for the third straight season. The Eagles dusted Resurrection 69-53.

This was the fifth straight season that St. Mary’s and Resurrection have battled in the final with Eagles claiming the last three and the Phoenix winning the first two.

St. Mary’s Jamari Stephenson netted 15 points while Tyrick Thompson and Nathan Riley also entered double digit scores with 12 and 10 respectively.

For the Phoenix Jacob Gilbert had a game high 20 points while teammates Korbil Gany recorded 11 and Patrick McGlynn dropped 10 in the loss.

The win capped a perfect 11-0 season in District 8 play and they currently are 36-0 against D8 opponents over a three year span.

St. Mary’s now advanced to CWOSSA held February 22 and 24 at Assumption College School in Brantford next week with high hopes of moving on to OFSAA

The junior game saw a St. Mary’s win a 60-57 thriller over St. Benedict with the Eagles claiming their fourth straight District 8 junior championship.

St. Benedict’s actually led the game 26-22 at half before the Eagles used an 8-0 run to start the second half to take a 30-26 lead.  From there the Eagles would push the score to 51-47 heading into the fourth while holding on despite a late charge by the Saints in the final frame.

Adham Eleeda led St. Mary’s scoring 19 points while David Nguyen was the other Eagle to break double digits with 12.

Alex Douglas was the game’s top scorer posting 21 points for the Saints while teammate Zubar Seyed dropped 14 and Justin Malnerich scored 13 in the loss.

The junior Eagle squad also is off to CWOSSA on February 22 & 24 held in Brantford.

St. Mary’s had a chance at a trio of championship titles on Friday night but fell short losing to St. Benedict’s 19-11 in the midget championship which kicked off the D8 championship event.  It was St. Benedict’s third straight D8 midget boy’s title.

Top scorers from the game were Austin Rodrigues (6pts), for the Saints and Jahsaan Tomlinsh (4pts) for St. Mary’s.

With the win, the Saints capped a perfect season going 6-0 in league play and earning two additional wins in the playoffs for a unblemished 8-0 record.   They also extended their midget winning streak to 18 games. This is the sixth midget boys crown for St. Benedict’s since the league started play back in 1990-91.