Peter Knights seal playoff spot with win over Longfields
The Cumberland Panthers Tristan Tessier runs
for a long gain against the Cornwall Wildcats
in their bantam B-Cup semi-final on Sunday.
St Peter Knights senior girls basketball team clinched
a spot in the AAA/AAAA playoffs on Friday with a 51-33
win over the Longfields-Davidson Heights Ravens.
Knights were 5-3 heading into the opening game of regular
schedule ending home-and-home series with the second place
loss would have put them in the precarious position of
having to win their season finale just to quaify for a
potential tiebreaker with All Saints, Sacred Heart and
St. Mark, all of whom have four losses. With the win they
can finish no worse than a fourth place tie with the above
mentioned teams, but a second victory over the Pirates
on Monday would give them sole possession of the final
Knights played arguably their best game of the season
against Longfields,, jumping out to a 16-8 lead in the
first eight minutes and then maintaining their advantage
through the remaining three quarters.
Bramker led the way for the home team with 13 points including
a trio of three point baskets. A. Cardens added 10 points
and Phillipps and Rader scored nine poins each for the
Panthers who got contributions from seven different players.
OFSAA seniors girls division is shaping up to be one of
the most competive in recent years. Louis Riel currently
sits at the top of the table with eight wins and one loss
with one game remaining against St. Mark. Their lone defeat
came against Longfields who have now los to both St. Peter
Gryphons are currenly in third place with an 7-3 record.
Their losses have come against Louis Riel, St. Mark and
Sacred Heart. All Sainrs currently sit in fourth at 6-4
followed by St. Peter at 5-3 and St. Mark and Sacred Heart
at 5-4. If St. Mark losses to Louis Riel on Monday they
will end up on the outside pf the playoff picture looking
Knights are 6-3
then broke the game wide open at the start of the second
half on a pass from Bennett to Tristan Tessier, and then
Bennett ran the ball 54 yards on the Panthers' next possession
to put the game out of reach.
Charon led the way on defence for the Panthers with four
interceptions and he very nearly had a fifth one which
would have made the leading ball catcher on the team.
B-Cup final will be played at Millennium Park. In their
only other meeting this season the Panthers beat the Bengals
14-0. Cumberland will no doubt be hoping for a similar
result on Saturday, while the Bengals will be looking
to turn the tables on them and come away with the win
and the Cup.
9:30 p.m., Oct. 28)
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