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Senior Girls Basketball
St. Peter Knights seal playoff spot with win over Longfields
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

The St. Peter Knights Michaela Branker sweeps past a Longfields defender during the Knights 51-33 win over the Ravens on Friday. Fred Sherwin/Photo

The 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.

The Knights were 5-3 heading into the opening game of regular schedule ending home-and-home series with the second place Pirates.

A 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 playoff spot.

The 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.

Michaela Branker led the way for the home team with 13 points including a trio of three point baskets. Analyssa Cardens added 10 points and Breanna Phillipps and Rachel Radu scored nine points each for the Panthers who got contributions from seven different players.

The 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 and Glebe.

The 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 in.

Sacred Heart is expected to win againt Ashbury (2-7) which would put them in a tie with All Saints, but only if St. Peter loses to Longfields. If St, Peter win. All Saints, Sacred Heart and St. Mark would all be relegated to the bleachers.

(Posted 11 a.m., Nov. 3)


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