Volume 12 Week 5

Thursday, Dec. 13


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Posted March 22

Updated Feb. 4


Orléans Ward
Matt Luloff

Beacon Hill,
Cyrville Ward
Tim Tierney






Senior Boys Basketball
Cairine Wilson downs
St. Pete's, remain unbeaten in three

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Cairine Wilson's Will Jackson-Monroe towers a shot over St. Peter Knights Matt Cook during the Wildcats 63-51 win over the Knights on Wednesday. Fred Sherwin/Photo

Three weeks ago the Cairine Wilson Wildcats senior boys basketball team wasn't even sure they would play a game this season.

With teachers taking part in an ongoing work-to-rule campaign, many public board high schools have had to forego extra-curricular activities including interscholastic sports.

It was only after the school`s vice-principal Bill Arden and parent volunteer Harold Monroe stepped forward to coach, that a team was registered for the 2012-2013 season and so far the players have made the most of the opportunity.

The Wildcats have jumped out to a 3-0 start with wins over Brookfield, Redeemer Christian and the previously unbeaten St. Peter Knights who they knocked off in convincing fashion on Wednesday 63-51.

The Wildcats led from wire to wire. After jumping out to a 20-13 first quarter lead, they extended their advantage to 16 points by the end of the half and ended up winning by 12 after weathering a fourth quarter comeback bid by the Knights.

St. Pete's managed to chip away at the Wildcats' lead after switching to a full quarter press in the third quarter. The move had the desired effect of forcing Cairine Wilson to turn the ball over which they then converted into points.

The Knights managed to pull to within seven points midway through the fourth quarter before Pranavan Paraparan and Will Jackson-Monroe hit back-to-back three-point shots to put the game out of reach.

It was the Knights' first loss of the season after three straight wins and the Wildcats third win in a row placing them in a tie for first place in the Tier 2 Eastern Conference with Rideau, who are also 3-0.

Thomas Aufleger was the game high scorer with 20 points for the Wildcats. Paraparan had 19 and Jackson-Monroe had 18 including a trio of three-point shots.

Jordan Branker was the Knights top scorer with 16 points, while Keynes Lumniga added 13.

The high school athletic scene will take a two week hiatus for the holidays and then return with a vengeance in the New Year.

(Posted 7:30 a.m., Dec. 21)


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