With WCSSAA and District 8 leagues back on hiatus for exams, here's a look at some of last week's strong performances.
Antoney Bell, WCI: The Grade 12 forward has returned from an ankle injury he suffered in November to become a dominant force for the Vikings in WCSSAA senior boys basketball league play. He scored 20 points in a 71-43 win over Grand River, one week after scoring 22 in a 73-66 win over Sir John A. Macdonald. The honour roll student plays club ball for Milton and is attracting attention from university scouts.
Diego Garcia, Jacob Hespeler: The Grade 10 guard continued his strong season by scoring 20 points in the Hawks’ 69-60 win over Eastwood in a battle of undefeated teams in WCSSAA junior boys basketball league play. He also plays volleyball at Jacob Hespeler and rep basketball for the Cambridge Centaurs.
Clayton Krawchyk, Galt: The Grade 12 centre and team captain scored a pair of goals as the Ghosts scored a 3-1 win over Waterloo-Oxford for their first win of the WCSSAA boys hockey league season.
Brooklyn Cole, Huron Heights: The Grade 12 speedster took a regular shift at defence and scored twice in the Huskies’ 4-2 win over Waterloo-Oxford. Outside of school, she is a forward with the Waterloo K-W Rangers of the Provincial Women’s Hockey League.
Matthew Young, St. David: The Grade 12 forward returned from a concussion to score once and play a strong attacking role in the Celtics’ 5-1 win over St. Mary’s in District 8 boys hockey. He plays midget MD hockey outside of school.
Morgan Berg, Forest Heights: The Grade 12 liberno turned in a strong performance as the Trojans blanked Cameron Heights to keep pace with the frontrunners at 8-1 in the WCSSAA senior girls volleyball league. She plays soccer at Forest Heights and will play for the University of Memphis next year on a scholarship.
Alex Bassanese, St. Mary’s: The Grade 9 forward scored three goals as the Eagles blanked Monsignor Doyle 5-0 in District 8 girls hockey league play. The multi-sport athlete played field hockey in the fall and hopes to play soccer in the spring. She plays for the Kitchener Lady Rangers bantam ‘A’ rep hockey team and Kitchener Spirit U15 soccer team outside of school.
Justin Malnerich, St. Benedict: The fifth-year forward/guard scored 30 points in a 95-47 win over St. Mary’s and added 16 in a 74-36 win over St. David as the Saints improved to 9-0 in the WCSSAA senior boys basketball league standings.