Sports briefs: basketball, hockey

Alec McGregor of Chatham was named the most valuable player at the Forest City Showcase for the top high school basketball players in the London region.

McGregor Panthers' Alec McGregor (23) drives against Lambton Central Lancers' Jamie Campbell, centre, and Josh South in the LKSSAA 'AA' senior boys basketball final at John McGregor Secondary School in Chatham, Ont., on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Mark Malone/Chatham Daily News/Postmedia Network

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McGregor MVP at showcase

Alec McGregor of Chatham was named the most valuable player at the Forest City Showcase for the top high school basketball players in the London region Wednesday.

He scored 30 points while going 6-of-9 from three-point range.

McGregor played this season for Southwest Academy in the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association.

He has signed with the University of Toronto for next season.

Midget Lakers can win title

A full house is expected when the Wallaceburg Lakers host the Penetang Flames at 7:50 p.m. Friday at Wallaceburg Memorial Arena for Game 5 in the Ontario Minor Hockey Association midget ‘B’ final.

The six-point series is tied 4-4.

If the teams tie Friday, then they’ll have to travel to Penetanguishene for Game 6 on Saturday.

The Lakers evened the series with a 4-3 overtime win in Game 4 last Sunday in Penetanguishene. Tanner Cole had a hat trick.

Crush name travel coaches

The Chatham Kent Girls Hockey Association has announced the head coaches for its 2019-20 travel teams.

They are: Diane Peters, midget AA; Robert McNear, midget A/BB/B/C; Todd Maryschak, bantam A; Dennis Sheppy, bantam C; Abby Carr, peewee A/BB; and Mike Tufford, atom B/C.

Tryout information is available at ckgha.com.

The association will debut next season following a merger of the Chatham Girls Hockey Association and Kent County Girls Hockey Association. Its teams will be known as the Chatham Kent Crush.

Nationals win Game 1

Zachary Springer made 27 saves for the London Nationals in a 4-1 win over the top-seeded Leamington Flyers in Game 1 of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Western Conference final Thursday in Leamington.

The Nationals scored four straight goals – two in the second period and two in the third – after the Flyers scored in the first.

Game 2 is Saturday in London.

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