Eden edges Mustangs in payback game
Eden evens the score one week after being eliminated by St. Mike’s at Standard tourney
Day 1 is in the books and there were no upsets on the scoreboard when the 14th Tribune Girls Basketball Tournament tipped off at three high schools in south Niagara.
Top seeds lived up to their billing by winning their qualifying-round games and advancing to the quarterfinals on the championship side of the bracket.
A tripleheader at Jean Vanier began with the host Lynx, the defending overall champions and the No. 5 seed in the field of 16, defeating the Lakeshore Catholic Gators 43-25.
In the second game at Vanier, the top-seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish topped the Governor Simcoe Redcoats 53-24.
Following that were Niagara’s newest high school team, the fourth-seeded Greater Fort Erie Gryphons taking care of business by sending the Port Colborne Blue Bears into hibernation — at least on the championship side of the bracket — with a 41-22 victory.
There also were three games at Welland Centennial, where the second-seeded A.N. Myer Marauders beat the Saint Paul Patriots 42-25 in a battle for Niagara Falls basketball bragging rights.