Sarnia, ON –
The St. Clair Colts improved to 7-1 on the season,
as the senior girls basketball team defeated St.
Patrick's 41-31 Tuesday at St. Clair.
having the top scoring offence in the senior girls
division, the Colts came out with only seven points
in the first quarter, while the Irish were able to
keep it close, with Sydney Plligrini hitting a three
pointed at the buzzer to tie the game at 7-7 after
the first quarter.
second quarter, the Colts would come out shooting,
as St. Clair increased their lead to 23-14,
highlighted by three 3-pointers from Lexie Hanly,
Jessica Drury and Madisyn Campbell. Hanley and Drury
would each end up with five points in the quarter,
while Campbell would add a free throw for three
points. St. Clair would go on a 7-0 run in the
middle of the quarter, allowing the Irish to only
score seven points, including three free throw
points from Emily Peckman.
second half, St. Clair's offence would come to a
halt, as the Irish began to close the gap and make a
comeback early in the third quarter. Peckman would
add four points early on, while Karli Kilmer and
Corry Lester each added two points, as the Irish
come within two points of the Colts, 23-21.
Clair's shooters would come alive again, as the
Colts would score their first point of the quarter
over four minutes in. Karlie Adair would hit a
jumper, followed by two free throw points and
Samantha Kaldeway would put in a basket down low to
put St. Clair back in front 29-21.
would add four points to try and cut back into the
lead and put up a final buzzer beater again for two
points, but would still trail heading into the
fourth quarter 31-27, erasing a once nine point lead
by St. Clair.
fourth quarter, free throws were the majority of the
scoring, as each team would head to the line
multiple times. Kaldeway would have four free throws
made, while Drury would add four points of her own.
Lester would add a three pointer for the Irish to
help close the gap, but with St. Clair going to
line, the lead would be pushed to ten. The Colts
would run out the clock, and earn their seventh win
sits in first place, but has a tough road ahead
going into the playoffs. The Colts will play
Northern on Thursday, followed by St. Chris, the
only team to beat them this year, on Tuesday.
will finish their year with Northern on Tuesday and
St. Chris on Thursday.
Follow Sarniasports on twitter
Get up to the minute news, and live scores
as they happen from local events.