5 p.m., Feb. 7)
Louis Riel wins close game against St. Pete's, improve
record to 4-1
The St. Peter Knights Jo Padou drops in a layup
against the Louis Riel Rebelles on Wednesday.
The Knights came close to upsetting the Rebelles
but ended up losing the game by one point. Fred
Louis Riel Rebelles moved into a tie for first place in
the East Division of the NCSSAA on Wednesday, after narrowly
downing the St. Peter Knights 67-66.
Knghts came oh so close to pulling off the upset against
the Rebelles, but in the end poor free throw shooting
did them in. They made just two of eight free throws in
the fourth quarter, and missed five free throws in a row
in the final minute including the open shot of a one-and-one
bonus with 9.4 seconds left.
Knights were trailing by five points after three quarters
and narrowed the deficit to just two points when Alex
Dipenta (11) opened the fourth quarter with a three point
Padou (15) would eventually tie the game off an inbound
steal with under six minutes to go, but he was unable
to convert the threepoint play after he intercepted the
short time later Padou would give his team their only
lead of the game when he sank a lay up to briefly put
the Knights up 58-56.
Riel retook the lead with five minutes left in the game
and managed to maintain a one point advantage into the
final minute when they gave St. Peter multiple chances
to win, or at least tie the game, after their own shots
failed to drop.
one Rebelles miss, the Knights inexplicably threw the
ball away on a needless high risk pass with 34 seconds
still on the clock.
the poor free throw shooting, the Knights also had difficulty
inbounding the ball in the third quarter, turning it over
at least three times which the Rebelles converted into
Knights' Daymon Williams (3) led all scorers with 24 points,
while Dipenta added 14 points for St. Peter.
Rebelles were led by Shubham Nayyar (9) who scored
23 points, and Adam Malekos (5) who added 21 points.
one game left on the regular season schedule, the Rebelles
can finish no worse than second, while the Knights are
now mathematically eliminated from the post season.
5 p.m., Feb. 7)
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