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Senior Boys Basketball
St. Peter Knights improve record to 2-0 with roster full of football players
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

The St. Peter Knights' Jordan Branker lays in a basket aganist the Beatrice-Desloges Bull-Dog's Brandon Ing during first half action on Thursday. Fred Sherwin/Photo

What happens when you take a bunch of talented football players and hand them a basketball? A lot of fouls, travelling calls and turnovers, and very little in the way of defence, that's what.

With a roster chock full of football players, the St. Peter Knights relied on their natural born athletecism to beat the Beatrice-Desloges Bull-Dogs 76-52 on Thursday and improve their record to 2-0.

The game took 15 more minutes to play than your average high school basketball contest, due mainly to the 51 fouls that were committed on the court, including 30 by the Knights who had three players foul out.

Fortunately for the Knights, by the time all the fouls were being committed, they had already opened up a 19-point lead. After starting the game with a 10-0 run, they went on a 13 point run through the end of the first quarter and the early stages of the second quarter to take control of game.

By the end of the first half the Knights enjoyed a 13-point lead. The Bull-Dogs managed to get to within seven by the end of the third quarter thanks mainly to their free throw shooting. They went 12-for-14 from the line in the third stanza, with Brandon Ing sinking all seven of his foul shots.

Unfortunately for the Bull-Dogs, that would be as close as they would get as the Knights poured in 29 points in the fourth quarter to win going away.

Jordan Branker, who happens to be the only club player on the team, led the Knights with 20 points, have of them coming in the final stanza, while Tyrone Pierre added 14.

Thirteen different players factored into the scoring for the Knights, who opted to play at the Tier 2 level this year dur to their lack of club players and overall inexperience.

Ing ended the game with 21 points for the Bull-Dogs and was 12 for 15 from the free throw line. Ahman Mabarak added 14 points and Francois Charles scored nine.

In other high school basketball news, the Samuel Genest Lazors lead the East Division in Tier 1 after winning their first two games against the Canterbury Mustangs and the St. Matthew Tigers by double digits.

At the OFSAA level, the Gloucester Gators are tied atop the A/AA East Division with the Ashbury Colts and the Immaculata Saints at 2-1. Their only loss came against the Saints on Monday.

The Lester B. Pearson Panthers are two points back at 1-2 and Life Christian Academy is still looking for their first win after losing their first two games, both by close scores. They lost to the Gators in overtime and came up a basket short against the Colts.

(Posted 11 a.m., Dec. 7)


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