Now all the Lo-Ellen Park Prep Knights team has to do is duplicate their success against out of province opposition when they start facing top-end Ontario talent once again.
The local crew went three for three at the Slam Camp Tournament in Montreal recently, besting a trio of squads representing "La Belle Province" de Quebec.
The Knights looked in mid-season form, opening the event with a 79-42 win over Montmorency, with Syla Swords leading the way with 25 points. Kali Grootenboer (10), Emily Sanzo (8) and Alex Pino (8) also chipped in nicely in the lopsided victory.
Game number two was only slightly more competitive as Lo-Ellen pulled away from Edouard-Montpetit by a final score of 69-49 with Swords (19), Grootenboer (11), Claudia Pellerin-Olutayo (10) and Pino (10) topping the scoring parade for the winners.
The northern girls would make it a flawless weekend, besting Champlain St-Laurent 91-45 - individual scoring stats were not supplied.
Rounding out the 2021-2022 edition of the Lo-Ellen Park Prep Knights are Sudbury natives Charlotte Church, Sophie Moore and Bree Bourget (along with Swords and Pellerin-Olutayo), Orillia products Ally Smith, Rhys Bazuk and Sadie Fear, Taryn Gauthier of Timmins and Javayah Hope from Courtice.
Grootenboer and Sanzo are both down from Thunder Bay, while Pino calls Thornton (ON) home.