The Seneca Sting (10-6) defeated the Centennial Colts (1-15) for the third time this season, winning 78-60 to complete their home schedule.
Taylor Allicock continued to peak at the right time of the season, scoring a game-high 23 points on 9-of-20 shooting, including making 3 of her 4 shots from three point range. Adding 12 points was Tiffany McNeil who continued to be a strong secondary scorer for the Sting who will complete the regular season on Saturday at George Brown before getting ready for an OCAA Crossover game.
Looking to turn the game into a blowout, as they did on January 29 during their last meeting, the Sting started quickly. With emotions running high against a crosstown rival, the Colts pushed back early before the Sting went on a 10-0 run midway through the opening quarter. In one of their best offensive quarters of the season, the Sting led 26-15 at the end of the first quarter.
Leading 30-15 early in the second quarter, the Sting shooters went cold and saw the Colts go on a 14-1 run to pull within two points. A 13-2 run by the Sting to end the half put the home team in command for good, as the Colts never got within single digits the rest of the game.
Prior to the game, Kelly McIlroy and Danielle Belcher were both recognized as graduating student-athletes. The duo each played three seasons with the Sting from 2016-2019 and exited the court to a standing ovation with just over a minute to go in the game. For the game, Belcher had 6 points and 5 rebounds while McIlroy added a pair of rebounds while being held scoreless.
Judy Ta and Christianna Crooks each led the Colts with 13 points while Lauren Barker chipped in 6 rebounds. Michelle Beloso added 3 steals for the Colts.
The Sting held a 47-31 advantage in rebounds while maintaining better possession of the ball. The Sting committed five fewer turnovers (26-21), but held a 35-8 advantage in points off turnovers.