Senior Vikings boys host and win hoops tournament

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It turned out to be a two-championship weekend for Gonzaga Vikings boys basketball teams.
The host Vikings defeated the Holy Heart Highlanders 98-67 in the final of the eight-entry Gonzaga senior boys tournament on Sunday, the same day the Vikings junior team was capturing the title at the fifth annual Clarence Sutton Memoirial Classic at St. Kevin’s in Goulds.

In the Gonzaga senior final, the Vikings launched a balanced attack, getting 16 points each from Colin Connors, Christian Greenland and tournament MVP Ryan Hanlon.

Brandon Bambrick had 22 for Holy Heart.

Gonzaga had advanced to the championship game with a 90-57 semifinal win over the Bishops Barons, with Cameron Youden (24 points) and Hanlon (17) leading the way. Lucas Downey topped Bishops with 13 points.

In the other semifinal, Holy Heart defeated the Booth Braves 83-80 in overtime.

Dion Tobin (29 points) and Brandon Bambrick (22) led Holy Heart, while Booth’s top scorers were Brett Warren (25) and Cole Long (22).

Members of the champion Vikings include Greenland, Curtis Mullowney, Liam O'Leary, Mark Jackman, Hanlon, Evan Codner, Connors, Noah Gullage, Youden, Davin Brown, Nick Hayes, Ryker Richard, Matty McCrowe, Andrew Tuck and Ben Ralph. The coaches are Yasir Khan, Adam Pike, Mark Miller, Ian Hayes and Mark Woodland. The manager is Alex Browne

Tournament all-stars were Liam Bennett (Bishops), Long (Booth), Tobin (Holy Heart), Brent Williams (Holy Heart), and Greenland (Gonzaga).

Preliminary-round results

Friday

• Gonzaga 90, Holy Heart 54

TS: Gonzaga: Christian Greenland 17, Ryker Richard 17, Holy Heart: Ryan Spurrell 19

• Booth 81, O'Donel 67

TS:  Booth: Cole Long 24, Brett Warren 23; O'Donel: Braden Coombs 21

• Holy Spirit 72, Clarenville 54

TS: Holy Spirit: Josh Tucker 22; Clarenville: Jordan Smith 11

• Mount Pearl 77 Bishops 70

TS: MPSH: Steve Ryan 33; Bishops: Lucas Downey 19

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Saturday

• Holy Heart 86 Holy Spirit 83

TS: Heart: Brent Williams 18, Dion Tobin 17; Holy Spirit: Dylan Fraser 29

• Gonzaga 81, Clarenville 23

TS: Gonzaga: Cameron Youden 18; Clarenville: Ryan Wareham 9

• Bishops 78, O'Donel 42

TS: Bishops: Liam Bennett 18; O'Donel: Jacob Riche 14

• Booth 79, Mount Pearl 72

TS: Cole Long 23, Brett Warren 20; MPSH: Steve Ryan 35

• Holy Heart 82 Clarenville 46

Holy Heart: Kyle Linehan 14; Clarenville: Ryan Wareham 13

• Gonzaga 83 Holy Spirit 53

TS: Gonzaga: Ryan Hanlon 14, Matty McCrowe 13; Holy Spirit: Lyndon Boone 27

• O'Donel 61, Mount Pearl 55

TS: O'Donel: Jacob Riche 17; MPSH: Steve Ryan 23

• Booth 86 Bishops 81

TS: Booth: Cole Long 26, Brett Warren 22; Bishops: Lucas Downey 16, Liam Bennett 15)

Geographic location: Clarenville, Mount Pearl

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