St. Matt's forced to settle for bronze at Fall Classic
Natalie Skotnicki from St. Matt's dribbles
the ball past a St. Joseph College defender
during the Fall Classic Basketball Tournament
on Sunday. Fred Sherwin/Photo
St. Mathew Tigers senior and junior girls basketball teams
were hoping to play for gold at the St. Matt's Fall Classic
tournament on Sunday, but instead they had to settle for
silver after losing their respective semi-final games.
junior girls team fell 57-36 to Cardinal Newman from Hamilton,
who have one of the best high school players in the province
in their lineup. They would bounce back aganst Bayridge
in the bronze medal game, winning 38-20, led by the timely
shooting of Brianna Arichara. Cardinal Newman took the
gold meda with a 26-point win over Holy Cross
senior girls team lost their semi-final game against St.
Joseph College from Toronto despite leading for most of
the second half. Several missed free throws allowed St.
Joseph to stay in the game until Domonique M. hit a clutch
three point shot with 14 seconds left on the clock to
win the game 46-43.
Peters and Brianna Thompson both scored 11 points for
the Tigers who got scoring contributions from eight different
Joseph would go on to win the gold medal with a 62-55
win over Highland High School from Dundas, while St. Matt's
took the bronze with a 52-40 win over the St. Peter Knights.
other action Lester B. Pearson won the Junior Tier 2 championship
with an exciting one point win over Arnprior; Archbishop
Dennis O'Connor Catholic High School from Ajax won the
Senior Tier 2 gold medal; and Philp Pocock Catholic Secondary
School from Mississauga took home the gold medal in the
Seinior Tier 1 division.
Matthew and St. Peter are both competing for a city championship
and a chance to represent the National Capital Secondary
School Athletic Addociation at either the AAA or Quad-A
provincial championships. Their main competition is Louis
Riel who will opt for either AA or AAA should they win
the city crown.
10 p.m., Oct. 20)
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