Rebelles win return trip to AAA provincials, advance to
The Louis Rebelles Julia Dostaler goes up
for an easy basket in the team's 50-37 win
over the Longfields-Davidson Heights Ravens
on Thursday. Fred Sherwin/Photo
Louis Riel Rebelles downed Longfields-Davidson Heights
50-37 on Thursday to advance to the senior girls high
school basketball championship for the third year in a
row, and in doing so, earned a ticket to their third straight
OFSAA AAA provincial tournament.
two-time defending champions went into their semi-final
against the Ravens knowing they were playing for a berth
in the OFSAA AAA tournament. The other semi-final between
the Glebe Gryphoms and the St. Peter Knights featured
two Quad-A schools. That game was won by the Knights 40-35.
Rebelles jumped out to a 13-7 lead against the Ravens
and never looked back. They extended their advantage to
nine points by halftime, and then slammed the door on
their south end opponents with a 13-0 run in the third
44-20 in the final stanza, the Rebelles cruised to a 50-37
a team that's normally dependent on their starting five,
the Rebelles got nine points from their bench which is
a good sign heading into the provincial championships
where teams can only go as far as their bench can take
Thursday, the Rebelles were led by Vanessa Gilles who
scored 10 points. Andreanne Ennis added nine points and
Julia Dostaler had eight points.
coach Andre Desjardins was pleased with his team's performance
which he feels is one of the most balanced he's had in
may have had better athletes in the past, but this team
is much more balanced," said Desjardins.
beating the Ravens, the Rebelles avenged their lone lose
in the regular season.
a trip to the OFSAA provincial champions isn't at stake
in next week's final between the Rebelles and the Knights,
the game should be highly competitive. Only five points
separated the two teams during their regular seson match-up,
which Louis Riel won 51-46, and the Knights have won three
in a row including back-to-back victories over Longfields-Davidson
to earn a spoy in the playoffs.
final will be played next Tuesday at All Saints Catholic
High School in Kanata.
9 a.m., Nov. 6)
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