go into exam break with share of first place
By Fred Sherwin
Knights' McCainly Thomas goes up against his
opposite number on the Lester B. Pearson Panthers
during Fourth quarter action on Wednesday.
St. Peter Knights junior boys basketball team is hoping
a two break for exams won't hurt their chances of finishing
in first place in the East Division and getting a top
seed in the playoffs.
one game left in the regular season against the Sir Wilfrid
Laurier Lancers, the Knights are tied at the top of the
table with both the Lancers and the Louis-Riel Rebelles,
all with identical 7-2 records.
win against the Lancers would give them first place honours
based on their downing the Rebelles earlier in the season.
A loss would drop them to third place and give Louis-Riel
the number one seed thanks to an early season win over
they could put themselves in position to possibly finish
in first place, the Knights had to bounce back from a
68-49 loss to the Immaculata Saints last week and beat
the Lester B. Pearson Panthers, who they faced on Wednesday.
things turned out, the latter proved to be little more
than a formality. After jumping out to a 23-8 first quarter
lead, the Knights poured in 24 more points in the second
quarter to take a 47-26 lead into the break.
was much of the same in the third stanza, and by the start
of the fourth quarter the Knights were making wholesale
substitutions. In the end, they routed the Panthers 72-45.
Brooks led the way with 19 points for the Knights, while
McCainly Thomas added 13.
coach Steve Kent said the team owes much of its success
to the players athleticism, the one area they need to
work on if they want to make a run in the playoffs is
their court discipline and being able to play within themselves
have a habit of getting a little loose when we have a
lead," says Kent who is a former graduate and now
a teacher at St. Peter. "We succeed when play strong
defensively and not get too far ahead of ourselves."
Knights and the Lancers will meet on Feb. 6 at Sir Wil.
7:30 p.m., Jan. 21)
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