snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in loss to Canterbury
St. Matt's Keonte Mouaga scores two of his
19 points against the Canterbury Chargers
on Friday. Fred Sherwin/Photo
St. Matthew Tigers went into their game against the Canterbury
Chargers on Friday hoping to avenge a 15-point loss to
Canterbury two days previous, and for the better part
of four quarters they were doing just that.
Tigers were leading 65-58 with 1:16 left in the game when
disaster struck. The Chargers scored eight points in five
seconds and before the Tigers knew what hit them their
seven point lead had gone up in smoke.
Abou sparked the outburst with a three point basket. The
Tigers then turned the ball over on back to back plays,
alllowing the Chargers to tie the game on a pair of easy
layups and then take the lead when the shooter was fouled
on the second shot.
than a brief moment in the second quarter, it was the
first time the Chargers led in the entire game.
Tigers were unable to recover from the sudden turn of
events and the Chargers extended their lead to seven points
to win going away 73-66.
led all scorers with 36 points. Ayub Tura added 12 points
for the Chargers, including four three-pointers, and Galed
Awad poured in 11.
Tigers top scorer was Keonte Mouaga with 19 points. Francis
Kazadi scored 16 points and Peter Thomas added 13.
10 a.m., Jan. 18)
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