Matthew wins opening game at OFSAA provincial championship
By Fred Sherwin
St. Matthew Tigers got off to a solid start at the OFSAA 'AAA' basketball championships
in Ottawa this morning, downing the St. Joseph's Jaguars from Barrie 62-38.
game was tied 13-13 after the first quarter, when the Tigers stepped up their
game defensive game and started pulling away with a series of transition baskets
and fast break points.
the end of the first half they had a 12-point lead, which they extended to 24
points by the end of the third quarter. From there they simply traded baskets
through the remainder of the game or the win.
Blais led the way for the Tigers with 28 points, Jeff Plunkett scored a game high
12 points for the Jaguars.
the win the Tigers improved their record to 41-1 this season. Their only loss
came against Loyola Secondary School in the second round of the
Provincial Championships in January.
is ranked third in the OFSAA tournament, while St. Matt's is ranked number one.
If everything goes according to forum the two teams will have a rematch tomorrow
afternoon at 6 p.m. But first St. Matt's must get past the winner of the first
round match-up between Emery Collegiate Institute and Bawating Collegiate and
Vocational School. The second round game will be played at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday
at Ridgemont High School.
12 p.m., March 9)
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