Eden edges Mus­tangs in pay­back game

Eden evens the score one week after be­ing elim­i­nated by St. Mike’s at Stan­dard tour­ney

The Welland Tribune - - SPORTS -

BERND FRANKE

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.

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