Tigers advance to OFSAA semifinals
By Fred Sherwin
St. Matthew Tigers senior girls basketball team has assured
themselves of a shot at playing for a medal on Saturday
after advancing to the semifinals of the OFSAA 'AA' tournament
In the first of two games on Friday, the Lady Tigers completely
dismantled the J.M Dennison Huskies from Newmarket 60-23.
a relatively close first quarter in which they struggled
to find their shooting range, the Tigers were spot on
in the second quarter, outscoring the Huskies 22-7 to
take a 33-17 lead into the halftime break.
second was all St. Matt's as the Tigers used their trademark
aggressive defence to force countless turnovers which
they converted into points at an efficient rate. They
outscored the Huskies 18-4 in the third and 9-2 in the
fourth for a well-deserved win.
afternoon game against the number three seed St. Francis
Phoenix from St. Catharines was much closer. After getting
on top 14-8 in the first quarter, the Tigers hustled to
maintain their advantage through the remainder of the
led by seven points at the half, but by the end of the
third quarter their lead had melted down to just three
grit and determination got the Tigers through the final
stanza and when the final horn sounded they emerged victorious
earning a well-deserved 55-51 win.
Peters led the Tigers with 15 points, but it was a true
team effort with all five starters contributing on the
the win the Lady Tigers earned a berth in this morning's
semifinals where they will play the number two seed Ecole
secondaire catholique Theriault from Timmins. A win would
put them through to tonight's gold medal game while a
loss would see them play for bronze.
11:30 a.m., Nov. 22)
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