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Senior Girls Basketball
St. Peter Knights advance to Tier 1 hoops final

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Danni AbouAssali splits through the West Carleton defence during the St. Peter Knights semi-final win on Thursday. Fred Sherwin/Photo

The St. Peter Knights senior girls basketball team has advanced to the NCSSAA Tier 1 championship game after downing the West Carleton Wolves 42-38 on Thursday.

The Knights overcame a slow start to build up a 17-8 lead by the end of the first quarter, and led by as much as 14 points before the Wolves mounted a fourth quarter comeback to make things interesting.

West Carleton went on a 9-0 run in the latter stages of the third quarter to cut the Knights' lead to five points.

St. Peter would get it back up to eight early in the fourth stanza, but the Wolves contiinued to chip away at the deficit until Kennedy Thompson drained her team's only three-point shot of the contest to make it a four point game with less than a minute left.

The Wolves had a chance to narrow the deficit to two points with 24 seconds left on the clock, but they missed the second of two free throws, allowing the Knights to put the game out of reach with a foul shot with six seconds to go.

In the end the difference in the game came down to free throw shooting. The Knights shot 60 per cent from the line, while the Wolves only made seven of their 20 free throw attempts or 35 per cent.

Sarah Hayley scored a game high 17 points for the Knights, including a trio of three-point shots. Chelsea Robert added 11 points and Taani Mbuluyo contributed a pair of baskets and a foul shot. Three other players got scored at least two points in the win.

In Thursday's other semi-final, the South Carleton Storm squeaked by the Earl of March Lions 34-29 to keep their unbeaten record intact and earn a date against the Knights in next Monday's final.

(Posted 11:30 p.m., Nov. 12)


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