St. Matt's Tigers end regular season with convincing win
over east end rivals
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
first half saw a steady stream of players head to the
free throw line. The Knights commited 11 fouls and the
fact, eight of the Knights' 17 frst half points were scored
from the free throw line, while the Tigers were 11-for-20.
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.
McALear led the Tigers with a game-high 21 points and
four rebounds, Jordan Faris added eight points and Libby
Peters had six.
Knights leading scorer was Michaela Brankar with 17 points,
while Veronika Lavergne added 12.
teams must know wait to see who they'll face in the first
round of the playoffs which get underway next week.
8:30 a.m., Oct. 31)
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