Local sports report: Locals named to Commonwealth Games; River Lions; Welland hoopsters; bowling
Two local athletes have been named to Canada’s track and field team for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Australia.
St. Catharines native Mo Ahmed, a Niagara Olympic Club member, will represent Canada in the 5,000 metres and St. Catharines Paralympian Kyle Whitehouse, a Niagara Regional Athletics member, will wear Canada’s colours competing in the T38 100 metres.
A total of 46 athletes were selected by Athletics Canada for the Games that will take place April 4-15.
“Athletics Canada has put together a strong and talented team that features a number of Commonwealth Games veterans and athletes who have taken great strides in our NextGen Program,” head coach Glenroy Gilbert said. “We are going to the Gold Coast to compete and to compete well. It’s an early start to the season for Canadian athletes, but we are going down there to do a job and that’s to perform.”
Athletics competition will be held at Carrara Stadium, except for the race walk and the men’s and women’s marathon.
MAGIC TOP RIVER LIONS
The Niagara River Lions’ road woes continued Wednesday night with a 112-104 loss to the Moncton Magic in National Basketball League of Canada action.
The River Lions’ road record now sits at 4-8. Combined with a home record of 4-2, Niagara’s overall record is now 8-10. They trail the London Lightning (11-5) and the St. John’s Edge (9-5) in the NBL’s Central Division.
Niagara led 29-20 after one quarter, trailed 48-43 at the half and then led 80-78 heading into the final quarter before pulling out the victory.
Omar Strong came off a one-game suspension for an altercation in a home game versus London and scored a game-high 20 points. Also contributing for the River Lions were: leading scorer Marvell Waithe, 18 points and eight boards; Jaylon Tate, 16 points, Sam Muldrow, 14 points; and, Connor Wood, 12 points off the bench.
Al Stewart topped the Magic with a triple double consisting of 23 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Other top scorers for Moncton were Terry Thomas (23), Jeremy Williams (22) and Anthony Anderson (13).
Niagara shot 45 per cent from the floor as compared to 45.9 per cent for Moncton. The Magic out-rebounded Niagara 46-37 in the game.
The Magic and River Lions will do it all over again Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines.
LOCAL HOOPSTERS SHINE
Two Welland Warriors and Notre Dame basketball players were selected to play in the recent Canletes All Ontario All-Star Game at Humber College.
Chloe Peters tied for the team-high in scoring with 15 points and Jamira Rousseau netted eight points. Both players are in Grade 10 and helped Notre Dame to a fourth-place finish at the OFSAA AAA championships.
The group of 20 players represented some of the best senior female basketball players in Ontario and was chosen by Canletes based on performances in high school play.
Following are recent top tenpin and fivepin bowling scores, as submitted by the lanes and league secretaries:
Tuesday Morning Mixed: John Osborne 609 , Bert Jakobs 558 , Harley Smith 554, Rosemarie Simpell 502, Alida Manuel 483, Janny Haverkamp 462.
Tuesday Afternoon Ladies: Sharon Walsh 573, Liseanne Beaudin 498, Stella Slavinjak 458.
Tuesday Night Men: Mike Johnson 701, Stefani Rosa 694, Cody Rosa 693.
Wednesday Morning Ladies: Darleigh Rosie 507, Sandra Plumb 464, Gloria Donald 443.
Wednesday Night Ladies: Muriel Tanner 542, Liz Champion 504, Janice Osowiec 494.
Club Heidelberg: Dianne Cox 470, Carol Sheremetta 446, Martha Hildebrandt 442.
Thursday Prime Timers: Mike Johnson 658, Dave Ryder 593, Glen Seburn 484, Marg Millar 511, Trish Game 491, Ruth Reimer 464.
Thursday Night Mixed: Group 1: John Osborne 722, Codi McMaster 634, Bernie Wieler 623. Group 2: Harley Smith 609, Chris Bodnar 599, Brad Woods 587. Group 3 : Stan Brock 524, Jim Price 513, Diane Scott 511. Group 4: Bridgett Carroll 493, Jack Hazell 449, Nicole Bride 440. Group 5 : Diana Pierce 443, Sylvia Pogrebski 417, Mike McGrath 408.
Friday Night Mixed: Greg Panas 641, Ian MacPherson 641, Ron Verkuyl 619, Sara Henderson 592, Laura MacPherson 485, Michelle Kuijer 481.
Youth: Preps: Rowen Squire 539, Ben Foster 416, James Weller 330, Ava Conway 415, D.J. Kuijer 364. Junior: Cody Bride 491, Addison Nye 479, Zachary Beaudry 429, Mya Conway 541, Sophia Beaudry 345, Kyra Lachapelle 229. Intermediate: Troy Kronowetter 479, Nicholas Langelaan 453, Wyatt Muzyka 430, Taylor Whitworth 431, Kayley Richardson 366, Stephanie Vlaar 310.
Monday Morning Men: Good: Harold Stubbert 526, Brian Green 484, Trevor Arcand 463. Gooder: Joe Martin 615, Ed Yuhasz 572, Bob Scricca 536. Goodest: Terry Krawec 689, John Osborne 651, Wayne Dolinski 629.
Monday Majors: Terry Krawec 728 (300), Taylor Maxner 697, Scott Corbin 692, Jamie-Lynn Burse 667, Lisa Morabito 654, Trena Sieber 579.
Tuesday Prime Timers: George Brown 712, Martin Lanteigne 559, Jim Shaw 521, Debbie Davidson 604, Rachel Stanley 554, Maureen Cropper 551.
Tuesday Night Mixed: Jim Miller 687, Ken McKay 590, Steve Pettifer 359, Mandy Jenkins 542, Angi Nesbitt 529, Lisa Loosemore 414.
Wednesday Morning Ladies: Rose Marie Brown 644, Muriel Estey 515, Cheryl Prudhomme 496.
French Club: Martin Lanteigne 651, Jacques Vaillancourt 638, Robert Bertrand 595, Pierrette MacDougall 533, Toni Ball 471, Monique Touzin 469.
Friday 55 and Uppers: Terry Bird 484, John Reynolds 464, Terry Davidson 458, Debbie Davidson 557, Doreen Anzik 457, Clara Schyff 455.
Youth: Little Tykes (one game): Bentley Bouvier 107, Dayton MacFarlane 102, Duncan Hilborn 98, Madalynn Spence 88. Peewee: Liam Boles 410, Sasha Dykyi 294, Jaymes Messer 163, Katelynn Mitchell 328, Tamara Siconolfi 269, Katelynn Gough 257. Bantam: Henry Soares Jr. 421, Cameron Mitchell 402, Aaron Goertzen 354, Erica Boles 395, Emma D’Aloisio 394, Kyla Boles 395. Junior: Jacob Gough 537, David McRae 384, Nolan Currie 376, Madyson John-England 497, Madison Crowthers 491, Felicia Currie 446. Senior: William Cooper 541, Connor Latour-Williamson 444, Sarah Malott 423, Emma Morabito 314.
Sunday Sport: Scott Bartlett 657, Bill Booker 545, Lucas Hall 511, Angi Nesbitt 609, Wendy Bonnette 536, Noella White 507.
Monday 55 and Up: Benny Goosen 544, Ian Smart 535, Reg Sonnenberg 504, Marilyn Goulding 454, Janet Dietz 454, Vivian Buetow 420.
UNIFOR Retirees: Tom Astley 508, Jon MacDonald 504, Dave Wintle 452, Alison Wills 536, Audrea Frizell 492, Olga Astley 435.
Beaver Bowlers Club: George Brown 580, Fred Henderson 560, Dick Mallory 533, Erika Phair 517, Sue Farnsworth 462, Jennifer Williams 459.