Peter Knights improve record to 2-0 with roster full of
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
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,
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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