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Posted Dec. 16


Orléans Ward
Matt Luloff

Beacon Hill,
Cyrville Ward
Tim Tierney




Senior Girls Basketball
St. Matt's Tigers end regular season with convincing win over east end rivals
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

St. Peter Knight Michaela Branker moves in on the basket for one of her team high 17 points against the St. Matthew Tigers on Wednesday. Fred Sherwin/Photo

The St. Matthew Tigers ended their regular season in impressive fashion on Wednesday, downing the St. Peter Knights 56-42 for their sixth win in a row.

The victory leaves the Tigers alone in second place behind the Louis Riel Rebelles, who provided them with their only loss of the season on Oct. 7.

St. Matt's is hoping to represent the NCSSAA in the AA provincial championships and should do so as long as they make it to the finals. Louis Riel has already declared they are playing for the AAA berth, while St. Peter is hoping to qualify for the Quad-A provincial championships.

The Knights kept pace with the Tigers during the opening quarter on Wednesday and at one point held a one point lead. St. Matt's blew the game open in the second stanza thanks to a 16-3 run in which seven different players contributed on the scoresheet.

The first half saw a steady stream of players head to the free throw line. The Knights commited 11 fouls and the Tigers nine.

In fact, eight of the Knights' 17 frst half points were scored from the free throw line, while the Tigers were 11-for-20.

Trailing 34-17 at the half, the Knights managed to pull to within 10 in the third quarter before the Tigers went on a 10-0 run to go up by 20. From there they simply managed to maintain their lead to win by 14.

Brooklyn McALear led the Tigers with a game-high 21 points and four rebounds, Jordan Faris added eight points and Libby Peters had six.

The Knights leading scorer was Michaela Brankar with 17 points, while Veronika Lavergne added 12.

Both teams must know wait to see who they'll face in the first round of the playoffs which get underway next week.

(Posted 8:30 a.m., Oct. 31)


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