© Star photo by Gary Kean
Arianna Sheppard of the Sacred Heart Sabres tries to get past Hailey Companion of the J. J. Curling Cougars in the female crossover game of the St. Gerard's/Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Association Grade 6 Basketball Tournament Saturday.
CORNER BROOK Morgan Durnford drained 21 points to lead C. C. Loughlin to a 35-25 victory over J. J. Curling in the gold-medal showdown on the male side at the St. Gerardâ€™s/RNCA Grade 6 Basketball Tournament.
Lucas Vincent poured in eight points for the winners at St. Gerardâ€™s School gymnasium Saturday.
Daniel Oâ€™Brien had 12 points for the J. J. Curling representatives in the championship game, while Ethan Pickett threw in four points in a losing cause.
The C. C. Loughlin boys earned a berth in the final by virtue of a 42-24 triumph over host St. Gerardâ€™s School in one of two semifinal encounters played Saturday afternoon.
Brogan Walsh (12) and Lucas Vincent (7) were the offensive stars for the winners.
Jhoni Brake proved to be one of the most potent players in the tournament with a 21-point performance for the host side.
Daniel Oâ€™Brien, meanwhile, poured in 15 points to lead the J. J. Curling squad to a 35-20 victory over Humber Elementary in the other semifinal matchup in the male bracket.
Lucas Park collected nine points for the Humber Elementary representatives, while Jacob Evoy threw in eight.
On the female side, Sacred Heart School defeated Templeton Academy Tigers 27-8 in the showdown for gold.
The Sacred Heart girls defeated J. J. Curling 41-20 in semifinal action to advance to the final with Grace Hatcher the teamâ€™s top scorer with six points.
Erin Sparkes and Kaitlyn Watkins had four points apiece for the winners in one of the two semifinal matchups.
The Templeton Academy squad earned a shot at gold by down host St. Gerardâ€™s School 19-12 in the other semifinal matchup Saturday afternoon.
Sarah Penney was the top scorer for the Tigers with 10 points.
Melissa Barker had eight for the St. Gerardâ€™s entry.
The following is a look at how things unfolded in round-robin play at the 2014 St. Gerardâ€™s/Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Association (RNCA) Grade 6 Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament held in Corner Brook this past weekend:
C. C. Loughlin 37, Immaculate Heart of Mary School 6
CC: Destiny Buckle 10, Lydia Kelly 8
IH: Makenzy Bishop 4, Chanoah Park 2
Sacred Heart School 30, St. Gerardâ€™s School 16
SH: Arianna Sheppard 12, Holly Mackey 6
SG: Melissa Barker 14, Paige Hickey 2
J. J. Curling 33, Humber Elementary 6
JJ: Grace Hatcher 13, Hailey Companion 6
HE: Amy Payne 3, Miranda Luff 1, Alexis Caines 1, Breanna Power 1
St. Gerardâ€™s School 25, Immaculate Heart of Mary School
SG: Paige Hickey 12, Melissa Barker 6
IH: Felicia Young 9, Makenzy Bishop 2
Templeton Academy 30, Humber Elementary 16
TA: Sarah Penney 12, Madison Park 6, Jordan Parsons 6
HE: Amy Payne 10, Breanna Power 4
St. Gerardâ€™s School 25, C. C. Loughlin 14
SG: Melissa Barker 13
CC: Abby Caines 8, Hailey Greening 4
Sacred Heart School 47, Immaculate Heart of Mary School 10
SH: Kristen Buckle 10, Jenna King 8, Arianna Sheppard 8, Madison Hackett 8
IH: Emma Doman 4, Felicia Young 3
Templeton Academy 25, J. J. Curling 22
TA: Jerrica Corban 8, Madison Park 7
JJ: Grace Hatcher 12, Kaitlyn Watkins 6
Sacred Heart School 33, C. C. Loughlin 8
SH: Holly Mackey 12, Madison Hackett 6
CC: Destiny Buckle 2, Jen Parsons 2, Shantal Callahan 2, Erin Fiander 2
Humber Elementary 40, Templeton Academy 6
HE: Mitchell Allen 14, Jacob Evoy 6, Noah Lacour-Thistle 6, Kyle Dimmer 6
TA: Jayden Keats 4, Nick Crocker 4
C. C. Loughlin School 46, Pasadena Elementary 11
Cc: Mark Randell 16, Murgan Dornford 16
P: Ethan Gogal 8, Brock Anthony 4
St. Gerardâ€™s School 42, Sacred Heart 15
SG: Jhoni Brake 12, Stephen Ford 10
SH: Kyle Eddison, Riley Penney 2, Kaeden Reid 2, Josh Penney 2
C. C. Loughlin 38, Humber Elementary 14
Cc: Lucas Vincent 8, Morgan Durnford 7
HE: Jacob Evoy 4, Lucas Kelly 4
Pasadena Elementary 35, Templeton Academy 12
P: Thomas Balsam 17, Nathan Carter 8
TA: James Brake 4, Chris Loder 2
J. J. Curling 63, Sacred Heart School 6
JJ: Daniel Oâ€™Brien 28, Brandon Gaultois 10
SH: Josh Penney 4, Tyson Panley 2, Nick Wiseman 2
C. C. Loughlin 58, Templeton Academy 4
CC: Morgan Durnford 12, Malcolm Warrentin 10
TA: Nick Payne 2, Kosuke Toba 2
Pasadena Elementary 31, Humber Elementary 24
P: Ethan Gogal 6, William Buffett 4, Damon Brake 3, Brock Anthony 4
HE: Lucas Kelly 8
J. J. Curling 46, St. Gerardâ€™s School 23
JJ: Ethan Pickett 12, Daniel Oâ€™Brien 11
SG: Jhoni Brake 15, Matthew Burden 4, Noah Tsang 4