Jaguars ground Falcons.
Elizabeth Chirico of the St. Joseph’s Junior Jaguars, right, challenges a pair of Fellowes Falcons defenders in high school hoops action Thursday at the St. Joseph’s gymnasium. The Junior Jaguars posted a 28-11 victory. Two days earlier, St. Joseph’s, led by Chirico’s 11 points, scored a 30-15 triumph over the Opeongo Wildcats.
Peter Clark, Renfrew Mercury
St. Joseph’s Jaguars girls basketball teams hosted a pair of Upper Ottawa Valley High School Athletic Association hoops doubleheaders last week.
The home school fared very well with wins in three of the four encounters.
The Jaguars swept games from the visiting Fellowes Falcons Thursday.
Rebecca MacLaren had 12 points, and Shannon Charbonneau and Melissa Verch eight each in the Senior Jags 38-24 win over the Pembroke school.
The Junior Jaguars built up a 20-8 halftime lead and coasted to a 28-11 triumph.
Kathryn David led a balanced St. Joseph’s attack with eight points. Coach Mark Valliquette said a hustling defence was a key to victory.
Oct. 2, the Senior Jaguars suffered their first loss of the season by a narrow 37-35 margin to Opeongo. Sonya Bergin had nine points and Shannon Charbonneau eight for St. Joseph’s.
The Junior Jaguars doubled the Wildcats 30-15.
Elizabeth Chirico had 11 points while Emma Crozier and Kathryn David dominated the boards at both ends of the court.
The Jaguars made it to the semifinal in the Grade 8 flag-football tournament at Ma-Te-Way Park last Thursday.
St. Joseph’s completed the round-robin in second place, and knocked off Cobden Public School in the quarterfinal.
Arnprior’s A.J. Charbonneau Public School bumped off the Jaguars 31-21 in an entertaining semifinal.
“Everybody had a chance to play a lot of football, and made an excellent contribution to our team’s success,” Jaguars coach Tim O’Connor said.
The senior boys volleyball team enjoyed a valuable experience as they travelled to Halifax, N.S. to participate in the Scotiabank Dalhousie Volleyball tournament.
They finished in fifth place with their only two losses coming to eventual gold-medallist Clarenville, Nfld., and the bronze medal-winning CEC of Nova Scotia.
The Jaguars posted wins over South Colchester, Halifax West, Opeongo and Park View.