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East sweeps South in boys' hoops


By Rob J. Ross

Tuesday, February 14, 2017



ST. THOMAS - It was a clean sweep for the East Division schools.

The Thames Valley Region Athletic South-East senior and junior boys' basketball finals will be absent of St. Thomas content, for the first time in several years.

Not one St. Thomas high school team could advance from the semi-finals, hosted by Parkside Collegiate Institute.

The Parkside Stampeders came the closest to a victory, losing an incredible and entertaining double overtime game, 83-78, to the Woodstock College Ave Knights.

Parkside sent the game into overtime and extra overtime, both times on game tying baskets by Nic Sturk, who scored a game high 38 points.

CASS led 33-24 at recess and held a 12 point advantage in to the fourth quarter.

The Stampeders cut down the deficit mid quarter, riding the hot hand of Sturk, who tied the game by sinking a pair of foul shots with 19 seconds left in regulation.

Sturk, who poured in 24 points throughout the fourth quarter and overtime,  extended the fun a second time, scoring with 10 ticks left on the clock.

A couple PCI turnovers and a missed three point attempt, allowed Glendale to build a lead of 80-76.

Clayton Sturk finished with 14 points for Parkside.

Tereu Lloyd and Lucas Gagnon, led the Knights with 20 points each.

College Ave faces the Tillsonburg Glendale Gemini in the senior South-East final, at Glendale high school Thursday.

Glendale dumped the Central Elgin Titans 63-45, building a 35-24 lead by half-time.

Steve Gilvesy, with 21 points and Henry Vandenbroek, with 18, carried the Glendale offence.

Malachi Ndur, a 6'-6" forward just in Grade 10, had 21 points for the Titans, while Jake Rick, dumped in 11 points.

In junior action, Woodstock C.I. breezed by the Central Elgin Titans, 53-35, while Ingersoll beat Woodstock Huron Park, 50-43.