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By MEAGHAN MITCHELL
The Niagara Knights men’s basketball team played a close, entertaining and, ultimately, three-point winning 76-73 game against the St. Clair Saints, of Windsor.
The score was only within a six-point difference at the end of each quarter in the late Sunday afternoon game.
Steve Atkin, head coach of the Knights, said he was happy with the character that the team is showing.
He said, “They continue to work hard in practice and are improving daily despite facing elimination from the playoffs. ... We will grind it out and continue to work to the bitter end.”
The top scorer for the Knights was guard, No. 5, Aidan Alize-Minty, of Elmvale, Ont., with 20 points.
From Mississauga, guards No. 3, Mark Lemos got 17 points and No. 8, Tyrell Rogers scored 14 points in the game.
Centre Ryan Christie, No. 21, from Hamilton, played a strong game with 12 points and an outstanding 18 rebounds.
Forward Alex Temesy, No. 32 from Amherstburg, Ont., got 17 points and guard Stephan Gray, No. 20, from Milton, got 11 for the Saints.
The Knights play in Sudbury at Cambrian College this weekend and host their final game here in the Welland campus Athletic Centre at 8 p.m. on Valentine’s Day against the Humber Hawks, of Toronto.
The Knights have a current record of 2-13.
Alizé-Minty is looking forward to next year, “Even in a season of losing I would never quit, always thinking the next game was the one we would win.”