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Zeniths and Comets stay hot in basketball league play

Posted on January 27, 2022 by admin

By Garrett Simmons
Westwind Weekly News

The Magrath Zeniths continue to roll in Southern Alberta High School Basketball League play.
Last Friday, Magrath’s senior team steamrolled Chinook by a score of 82-32. That moved the Zeniths to 6-0 on the season.
On the junior varsity front, Magrath is also 6-0, thanks to an equally impressive 95-29 win last Friday over Chinook.
The Zeniths took care of Medicine Hat on Jan. 15 with a 77-36 win, beat Cardston by a score of 85-83 on Jan. 14 and upended Raymond 91-66 on the 12th.
In JV play, Magrath’s previous wins included a 90-70 victory on Medicine Hat, a 90-52 win over Cardston and an 81-55 triumph against Raymond.
The Zeniths play in Medicine Hat on Friday for the last league game in January for the junior and senior Magrath teams.
Raymond is 1-2 in both senior and junior varsity competition, as the Comets will be back on the court Friday at home for junior and senior games in Raymond against Catholic Central.
Saturday will feature a trip to Lethbridge to take on the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Rams.
Raymond’s junior and senior girls teams have also been dominant, as both squads sport identical 4-0 records in league play.
On Jan. 18, Raymond took a 94-54 win over Magrath. That win was proceeded by a 119-31 beatdown of Cardston on Jan. 11.
Raymond’s JV team dumped Magrath 61-37 in the Jan. 18 contest, while the Comets earned a decisive 60-28 win over Cardston on the 11th.
The Comets will play on Friday at home against Catholic Central and again on Saturday, when Raymond will hit the road and travel to Lethbridge for junior and senior games against the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Clippers.
For the Pandas, the 2022 schedule continued with a Wednesday-night game at home against Taber’s W.R. Myers. The results from those games were not available at press time.
Tonight, Magrath will host Medicine Hat in a junior varsity contest.
In Deep South Basketball league play, Stirling is 4-0 in senior varsity boys competition, while the JV boys sport a 4-1 mark.
The boys teams are back in action Feb. 2, as Stirling will host Lethbridge’s Winston Churchill High School Bulldogs.
Stirling’s senior girls team is 3-0 and the junior team is 3-1. The girls will play next on Feb. 3 with road games in Coaldale against Kate Andrews.

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