slam-dunked in junior girls basketball final
By Fred Sherwin
Skotnicki registered nine steals and scored a team high 13 points as the St. Peter
Knights lost 49-42 to the Sacred heart Huskies in the NCSSAA Tier 1 junior girls
basketball championship on Thursday. Fred Sherwin/Photo
cruising through to the Tier 1 junior girls basketball championship with wins
over the St. Francis Xavier Coyotes and Louis Riel Rebelles, the St. Peter Knights
finally met their match on Thursday in the form of the Sacred Heart Huskies.
Knights spotted the host Huskies an 11-2 first quarter lead before they finally
got untracked thanks to the hustle of Nathalie Skotnicki who had four steals in
the final three minutes including two in the final minute which she converted
into easy layups.
Knights took their one and only lead of the game in the opening minutes of the
second quarter on a basket by Michaela Brankner.
score was still close with the Huskies up 20-18 midway through the second quarter
when the Knights started to have ball control problems. Poor dribbling, poor passing
and poor rebounding allowed the Huskies to go on a
5-0 run to close out the
Knights' ball-handling woes continued in the third quarter allowing the Huskies
to further extend their lead to 15 points, up 37-22.
would go up by 17 points early in the fourth quarter, before the Knights tried
to mount a late comeback. A 9-0 run cut the deficit to 43-35 and they eventually
got to within five points, down 47-42, before they time ran out on them.
lead the Knights with 13 points and nine steals. Brankner added 10 points and
five rebounds, Emilie Huneault had nine points, Veronia Lavergne had six and Margot
Brown had four.
Huskies' Chloe Browleee lead all scorers with 15 points, including eight in the
7:30 a.m., Nov. 25)
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