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Britannia Bruins Win Third Place Banner in tight game against STA Fighting Saints

Updated: Mar 4, 2018

Britannia came out strong leading by double the points at the end of the first quarter. However, in the second quarter, Britannia could not find the basket. They let STA come back from being down 8 points to tie at 16 points a piece at the 7-minute mark.

The Fighting Saints were able to take the lead 18-16 briefly before the first half was over, but trailed by two near the end of the second. Just as they made a layup to tie the game at 22-22, the Bruins sunk a buzzer beater 2 to pull ahead 24-22 heading into the locker room.

Britannia’s Surprise Munie put up double-digits in the third, creating a comfortable point gap heading into the final quarter.

Coach John Prescott must have lit a fire under his girls because they played with more heart and passion than ever before. The Saints battled back from a 7-point deficit and brought the game to within just 1 point.

Britannia sunk a clutch 3 at the three-minute mark, solidifying a lead. When Kristinn Black lost control of the ball for STA, the Bruins charged down the court to score yet another layup.

For the duration of the game, STA seemed to run out of gas. They fell to a 7-point deficit and even though they made a run on the scoreboard, it just wasn’t enough to equalize or pull ahead of Britannia.

After a valiant effort from both sides, the Britannia Bruins claimed the third place banner. Unfortunately for the St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints, they were sent home empty handed.

The final score: 52-43.

To no ‘surprise’, Surprise Munie was named player of the game, scoring 21 points for her team.

Congrats to both teams for playing extremely well in this year’s AA Provincial Championships!

Written by: Crystal Scuor

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