St. Pete's, remain unbeaten in three
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
weeks ago the Cairine Wilson Wildcats senior boys basketball
team wasn't even sure they would play a game this season.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Branker was the Knights top scorer with 16 points, while
Keynes Lumniga added 13.
high school athletic scene will take a two week hiatus
for the holidays and then return with a vengeance in the
7:30 a.m., Dec. 21)
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