By Darryl G. Smart
It was a great run for the Simcoe Composite School Sabres junior boys basketball team.
After winning the Norfolk Secondary Schools Athletic Association title, they split their first two games on Saturday, to qualify for the Central Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletics Association AA junior boys basketball semifinal in Guelph.
Unfortunately for the local team, that’s as far as they got, dropping a 76-33 decision to the Monsignor Doyle Mustangs, from Cambridge.
In the tournament opener for the sabres, they lost 53-34 to the Our Lady of Lourdes Crusaders, from Guelph. Alex Auld led the Sabres with six points.
A few hours later, the Sabres bounced back and handed the Sacred Heart Crusaders, from Walkerton a 45-35 defeat to earn a spot in the semifinal.
In senior action, also in Guelph, the NSSAA champion Holy Trinity Titans dropped both of its games at the CWOSSA AA basketball championships.
In their opener, the Titans lost 69-50 to Our Lady of Lourdes. Aaron Figaro scored 11 points to lead the Titans.
Later on in the day, Figaro scored 24 in a 71-53 loss to the St. Mary’s Mustangs, from Owen Sound.