Volume 12 Week 5

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Tim Tierney


Senior Girls Basketball
St. Matt's Tigers hold on to girls 'AA' basketball championship
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Members ot the St. Matthew Tigers pose for a team photo after winning the 'AA' championship on Wednesday. Fred Sherwin/Photo

Before the start of Wednesday's senior girls 'AA' basketball championship between the St. Matthew Tigers and the Merivale Marauders, Tigers head coach Rick Despatie warned that his team had been playing poorly coming into the final and that the outcome was very much in doubt.

As it turned out he needn't have worried. Despite losing six of their last eight games heading into the final, the Tigers played like world beaters against the Marauders.

Led by Brittany Mason who scored a game high 20 points, the Tigers went on a 14-0 run to start the game and never looked back.

Thanks to the Tigers' tenacious play on defence the Marauders didn't get on hte scoreboard until 6:40 into the first quarter. By the time the first stanza had ended the Tigers had an impressive 16-4 lead.

The story was much the same in the second quarter during which the Tigers poured in another 14 points. The Marauders were a little better on offence, scoring eight points, but barring a complete collapse by St. Matts the writing was already on the wall, or to be more accurrate, the scoreboard.

Mason had the hot hand for the Tigers in the first half, scoring 11 of her team's 30 points, while Briana Arichara scored eight points

The Marauders continued to improve in the third quarter scoring 10 points, but it wasn't enough to close the gap as the Tigers did them two better to extend their lead to 44-22 heading into the fourth and final stanza.

In the end the Tigers cruised to a 49-30 win, led by Mason's 20 points. Arichara added 12 points, including a pair of three-point shots, and Aidah Katende scored six points. Hanna Dudley, Holly Cornfield and Ciara Carey also contriibuted offensively with two points each.

The Tigers will now move on to their third provincial championship in a row and fourth OFSAA tournament in the last five years.

(Posted 8:30 a.m., Nov. 20)


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