Michael Tavenor leads the charge on the hardwood at Winterfest tournament

Dave Kearsey dkearsey@thewesternstar.com
Published on February 16, 2014

CORNER BROOK  Michael Tavenor drained 45 points to lead Bone-Air to a 106-82 victory over Grenfell Warriors in the Tier 1 men’s final Sunday at the 2014 Winterfest Basketball Tournament.

Steve Buckle poured in 34 points and Jeff Lowe notched a 14-point effort for the winners at the Corner Brook Regional High School gymnasium.

Adam Bursey held the hot hand for the Warriors with a 20-point performance, while Mark Tavenor, Michael’s brother, had a strong outing with 17 and Michael Quigley added 16 to the scoring parade.

On the women’s side, Danielle Wamboldt had 12 points, eight of those coming in overtime, to lead the Grenfell Warriors to a 72-66 overtime victory over the Shooting Stars in the women’s final showdown Saturday afternoon at the G. C. Rowe Junior High School gymnasium.

Danielle Hynes had 12 for the winners, while Chantal Rochon had 11 points for the Warriors.

Sarah Purchase had 24 points to lead the charge for the Shooting Stars, while Taylor Hamlyn supported the offence with 14 points and Jennifer Solo threw in 12.

The showdown for the Tier 2 men’s title featuring Elwood High Lakers of Deer Lake and the Corner Brook Regional High School Level 2 Titans was postponed because of a winter storm that hit the region Sunday. The two teams will clash for the title Tuesday 3:30 p.m. at the Corner Brook Regional High School gymnasium.

The following is a look at how things unfolded in both men’s and women’s play over the weekend:

Tier 1 Men

Corner Brook Titans 78, Stephenville Men 59

Nathan Barker was the offensive force for the Titans with an 18-point performance, while Mark Rowsell threw in nine points.

Ryan Park, selected MVP for his team, had 20 points for the Stephenville entry.

Grenfell Warriors 108, Corner Brook Titans 77

Mark Tavenor, team MVP for the Warriors, had 29 points to steal the limelight in a high-scoring affair.

Nathan Barker continued his shooting prowess with 17 points for the Titans, while multi-sport athlete Christopher Dobbin added 10 points to the mix.

Bone-Air 82, Stephenville Men 66

Michael Tavenor (27) and Josh Jacobs (13) were the top guns for the winners.

Daniel Drew drained 17 points for the Stephenville entry, while Ryan Park had a good outing with 16 points.

Bone-Air 75, Grenfell Warriors 72

Steve Buckle had a game-high 35 points to dominate the paint in a close round-robin matchup between the two finalists in Tier 1.

Michael Tavenor had 18 for the victors.

Mark Tavenor notched a 27-point game for the Warriors, while Michael Quigley added 11 to the scoring parade.

Bone-Air 86, Corner Brook Titans 73

Aaron Sheppard (30), Brad Roberts (15) and Steve Buckle (11) were the offensive stars for the tournament champions.

Nathan Barker was the top gun for the Titans with 18, while Tyler Wise (16), Brady Cook (10) and Graham Kenney (10) were among the Titans to hit double digits in a losing cause.

Grenfell Warriors 2, Stephenville 0

Warriors won the game by default.

Tier 2 Men

Elwood High Lakers 69, High Performance 40

Andrew Moss (22) and Lucas Hoyles (12) were the big guns for the Lakers from Deer Lake.

Jordan Ryan had 20 for the opposing bench.

CBRH Titans Level 2s 67, Belanger Memorial 46

Corey Hepditch had a game-high 30 points to pave the way for the Titans Level 2 squad.

Donovan O’Quinn was the top shooter for the Belanger representatives with 22 points.

Elwood High Lakers 68, Belanger Memorial 61

Jeremy Davis (16), Matthew Hiscock (13) and Andrew Moss (12) were the top guns for the Lakers in a close showdown on the hardwood.

Donovan O’Quinn (25) and James Devoe (13) were the big shooters in a losing cause.

Belaanger Memorial 49, High Performance 47

Donovan O’Quinn (20) and James Devoe (13) were the top guns for the winners.

Jordan Ryan had 14 points in a losing cause, while benchmate Riley Woodman poured in 13.

CBRHS Titans Level 2s 80, High Performance 47

Corey Hepditch had 23 points to lead the way for the winners, while Justin Dunne threw in 21 and Daniel Sparkes notched 10.

Elwood High Lakers 52, CBRHS Titans Level 2s 36

Jeremy Davis (14) and Lucas Hoyles (12) held the hot hands for the Lakers.

Nick Purchase had nine points to lead all shooters on the Titans Level 2 entry.


Shooting Stars 55, Grenfell Warriors 53

Sarah Purchase paved the way for the winners with a 22-point outing.

Amy Cull had nine points for the Warriors women’s hoops team.

Corner Brook Titans 50, Xavier Junior High 18

Jade Regular (10) and Jessica White (9) were the top performers on the hardwood for the Titans.

Heather Janes had 10 for the Deer Lake school.

Shooting Stars 61, Corner Brook Ladies 51

Sarah Purchase (16), Jacqueline Burke (12) and Taylor Hamlyn (11) shared the spotlight for the Shooting Stars.

Brittany Costello and Jess Parsons had 14 points apiece for the opposing bench.

Grenfell Warriors 58, Corner Brook Titans 42

Daniel Hynes (12) and Amy Cull (11) were the top guns for the Warriors.

Emily Flynn (8) and Liz Rowe (6) replied for the Titans.

Corner Brook Ladies 44, Xavier Junior High 34

Brittany Costello (10) and Toni Vardy (7) were the top offensive producers for the winners.

MacKenzie Parsons had a dozen points for the Xavier girls.

Shooting Stars 55, Xavier Junior High 42

Stephanie Specker was the top shooter for the winners with 12 points.

Jordin Burden replied with 11 for the Xavier entry.

Grenfell Warriors 62, Corner Brook Ladies 22

Chantal Rochon (22) and Jess Byrne (12) were the offensive forces for the Warriors.

Jessica Parsons had seven points for the opposing side.

Corner Brook Titans 68, Shooting Stars 54

Jade Regular (20) and Emily Flynn (11) were the top shooters for the winners.

Jennifer McCarthy replied with 11 points for the Shooting Stars.