Picking the favourite to win between the St. John’s College Green Eagles and Assumption College Lions in senior girls basketball is a near-impossible task at this point in the season.
Right now, the best bet is to side with the team that has home court advantage.
The Green Eagles avenged a loss earlier this season by defeating the Lions 57-41 at St. John’s last Thursday in front of a packed gymnasium.
The outcome evened the teams in the Brant high school standings, with a slight edge to the Green Eagles in point differential after a big victory on Tuesday against the Pauline Johnson Collegiate Thunderbirds.
The Lions had a defensive duel with the Trojans on Tuesday, but came out on top 38-28.
The Lions had starter Alex Van Dyk back in the lineup after she was forced to miss the game against the Green Eagles.
Both teams have 6-1 records and won’t meet again in the regular season.
The Lions loss leaves only one team left undefeated in girls high school basketball.
The junior North Park Collegiate Trojans extended their record to 8-0 with a tightly-contested 45-33 win over the junior Lions on Tuesday.
Grade 10 player Sarah Minutillo said the team is able to hustle on the court because players work so hard on their fitness.
“We are always working on our running,” she said. “I’m really excited to see where this season goes.”
The team has a chance at a 10-0 run this season, with a major challenge coming next Tuesday when the Trojans host the second place junior Green Eagles.
The Trojans escaped with a 46-41 victory when the teams met on Oct. 4.
“If we can stay strong and keep playing like we’ve been playing all year, hopefully we can go undefeated,” Minutillo said.