Westwind Weekly News
A trip to provincials is on the horizon for the Stirling Lakers 1A girls basketball team.
Stirling advanced to the March dance with an 85-45 win in the 1A south zone championship game over the Milk River Novas. Amy Mazutinec struck for 31 points in the victory, while Sadie Nelson added 28.
In the semifinal, Stirling routed Senator Gershaw by a score of 83-51. Nelson led the way with 28 points, while Mazutinec helped pace the offence with 25. Savannah McKee added 19.
Stirling’s opening-round game featured a 68-21 win over Noble Central, as McKee scored 21, Nelson added 18 and Mazutinec and Britney Perry added 10 each.
The girls now prepare for the provincial tournament, which will be held this weekend in Bawlf. Stirling will receive a first-round bye, and will take on the winner of Thursday’s Viking High/Hines Creek Composite game. That contest will take place Friday at 10:15 a.m.
Should Stirling advance all the way to the final, that game will be played Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
For more on the tournament, visit this link: asaa.ca/championships/site/2017-1a-girls-basketball
Stirling’s 1A boys team was not able to qualify for provincials, despite a solid start to the 1A south zone tournament.
The Lakers won the tournament opener, 78-73 over Noble Central, as Brady Sillito led the way with 28 points. Liam Leech added 14 and Slade Gurney chipped in with 10.
Stirling dropped the next contest, however, as the Lakers fell 67-43 to Livingstone. Sillito had 16 points in the loss.