Women’s Basketball Lock in a Playoff Spot
The Isles solidified their hold on third place with a 75-64 victory over the Dawson Blues. The Islanders jumped out to a 24-11 lead in the first quarter and maintained a double-digit lead throughout the game.
Darnelle Noel led all scorers with 20 points while Andrea Batrla added 13 points to the winning cause. Zoe Arvanitis and Kelly Corsi chipped in with 11 and 10 points respectively.
Hockey Looking to get Home Ice Advantage for Playoffs
The long bus ride to Rimouski did not seem to affect the Isles as they came out strong and controlled the game from start to finish. Julia D’Alleva opened the scoring on a power play goal early in the second period, assisted by Annabel Faubert. Melina Krallis added a second goal in later that period. Aube Racine was again stellar in nets stopping all 16 shots she faced for her 5th shutout of the year leading the Isles to the 2-0 victory.
This sets up a critical game in St Laurent on Saturday night at 20h00. St Laurent is currently 3 points ahead of the Isles with a game in hand.
Women’s Volleyball Keeping Their Playoff Hopes Alive
The Isles needed to finish in the top 3 to keep their Regional hopes alive. They started the day with two tough matchups and fell behind 0-2 losing to Andre Grasset (20-25, 14-25) and St Jerome (17-25, 19-25). This left them with having to finish the day with wins in their last two matchups to keep those hopes alive.
They managed to pull off the win vs. Vieux Montreal (25-21, 25-21), setting up a must win game against Brebeuf. The Isles won the first set 25-22 in a set which was much closer than it needed to be. In the second set, fatigue started to set in as the Isles started with a 6-0 deficit. The deficit grew to 17-6 in the critical set, but the Isles fought hard and dug deep to slowly chip away at the lead and finally win the game 25-23.
The offense was led by Hayley Nesbitt (27 Kills) and Maxime Simoneau (20 kills). The team’s serving did not produce many aces but did manage to a solid 95% success rate on the serve. Blocking was led by Natasha Fracassi (12), Nesbitt (11), and Charlotte Dansereau (9). Defense was spread throughout the team with Olivia Sledge leading with 28 digs. Marjorie St Louis, celebrating a birthday, finished the day with 61 assists and 3 kills.
Swim Holding onto Top Spot
For the first time this season the Isles did not finish the combined meet in first place. The men held on to their undefeated record besting hosts Outaouais by 116.5 points. The ladies, due to many absences fell to 4th place 206.5 points behind 1st place Maisonneuve. The combined result still had the Isles in second place, good enough to hold on to top spot with 2 meets remaining before Provincials.
Men’s Basketball Slip out of a Playoff Spot
In the rescheduled game against Ste. Foy the Isles came out very flat and fell behind 24-9 after one quarter of play and then down 21 going into the locker room. It took some time but they did chip away to bring the deficit down to 5 points midway through the 4th quarter, but then Ste. Foy went on a 9-2 run to put the game out of reach.
Justin Owen-Renwick led the offence with 17 points will Terrell Shaw-Campbell added 11 points and 13 rebounds.