NCSSAA High School Sports
The South Carleton Storm senior girls basketball team opened their National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association season with a win, as they beat the visiting St. Mother Teresa Titans 44-37 at the South Carleton gym.
The Storm took an early lead and were ahead 12-3 at the end of the first quarter.
Trailing 14-6 midway through the second quarter, the Titans went on a run and scored 14 straight points, as Maeve McSwiggan hit a couple of threes and scored 10 points in the frame. South Carleton was held to just one early basket by Corinne Yantzi in the quarter.
In the third quarter, the Storm turned on the offense.
Samantha Hemeon and Ava Pelton both hit three pointers, while Chelsea Hemon led the Storm fast break offense.
In the fourth, Chelsea Hemon and Jane Case hit three pointers, and the Storm defense tightened up as they won by seven points.
Chelsea Hemon had 12 points for South Carleton with Samantha Hemeon adding 11 and Corinne Yantz scoring eight. Ava Pelton had five points, while Meghan Watt and Jane Case added three each.
Maeve McSwiggan scored 16 points for the Titans with Reegan Woods adding nine, Mary McAnany had six, and Sophie Levesque, Gabu Rivas and Ella Grant had two each.
In other senior girls basketball action Monday, Sept. 25, John McCrae beat Notre Dame 75-22. Other action in the first week saw Earl of March beat Longfields Davidson Heights 49-25, John McCrae beat Sacred Heart 61-23, St. Joseph beat Notre Dame 65-12, and St. Francis Xavier lost 57-20 to Sir Wilfrid Laurier.
Jags, Titans start strong
On the football field, coach Blaine Scatcherd and his St. Joseph Jaguars are off to a good start as they had no trouble beating a strong St. Patrick Irish team 54-0.
Andrew Currie’s St. Mother Teresa Titans also won big in their NCSSAA opener, shutting out Immaculata 41-0.
The St. Francis Xavier Coyotes split their first two games, beating Holy Trinity 35-7 before falling 47-0 to St. Matthew.
The John McCrae Bulldogs squared off against the Longfields Davidson Heights Ravens twice to open the 2023 senior boys soccer season in the OFSAA division.
McCrae scored on a penalty to win the first game at LDHSS 2-1 on Sept. 26. Two days later the teams met again at McCrae, and the Bulldogs hung on for a 1-0 win to sweep the home-and-home fixtures.
In other senior boys soccer openers, Franco-Cite beat St. Francis Xavier 2-0 and Woodroffe and Pierre-Savard tied 2-2.
In junior boys soccer, St. Francis Xavier played two games in the opening week, beating John McCrae 4-1 and then shutting out Pierre-Savard 4-0.
Pierre-Savard also played twice, as they beat St. Mother Teresa 2-0. In the other season opener, St. Joseph beat Longfields Davidson Heights 4-1.
Girls Field Hockey
John McCrae is off to a slow start, as they dropped all three games they played in the first two weeks of the season. The Bulldogs lost 5-0 to Nepean, 3-0 to Earl of March and 7-0 to Merivale. St. Mother Teresa opened their season with a 5-0 win over Glebe.