By Garrett Simmons
Westwind Weekly News
The Raymond Comets senior girls basketball team earned a big win last week over Medicine Hat to remain in a tie at the top of the Southern Alberta High School Basketball League standings.
Raymond pummeled the Kwahommies by a score of 81-58 to move to 8-1 on the season. Lethbridge Collegiate Institute also boats an 8-1 record, earned by virtue of a 72-65 win over the Magrath Pandas last week. Magrath sits in third at 6-4.
In Raymond’s decisive victory, Abby Graves led the way with 17, while Saige Gibb added 13. Kyla Bohne had 11, Aubrey Baines had nine and Bella Zaremba and Kyra Collier had eight points each.
Every player on the Raymond roster had at least two points, as the Comets rolled to yet another decisive league win.
For Magrath, last week’s seven-point loss to LCI featured a 17-point effort from Hattie Ogden. Emily Hall had 14 points and Macie Wocknitz and Elley Johnson both connected for 10. Carly Blackmore had eight.
Raymond’s strong play continued on the weekend with the championship win in the final of Magrath’s Heartbreaker 2020 Invitational Tournament. The Comets took out the host Pandas 70-62 in Saturday’s championship game.
Raymond started the tournament with a win over Paul Kane, while the host Pandas started the tournament last Thursday with a 67-38 win over Catholic Central. That victory was followed up win a Friday win over LCI, as the Pandas advanced to the tournament final with a 61-57 win over the Clippers.
League play continues this weekend, as Raymond heads to Medicine Hat on Saturday.
In senior boys play Friday night, Raymond will head to Magrath to take on the Zeniths, in a rematch of Saturday’s championship game in the Heartbreaker 2020 Invitational Tournament championship game.
Raymond took the Magrath tournament title with a 107-89 win over the hosts, which capped off another perfect weekend for the Comets, which began with a win over Paul Kane in the opener. Raymond defeated Western 114-99 in the semifinal.
Magrath began play with a Thursday win over Catholic Central, and followed that up with a 92-82 win in the semifinal over Stirling.
The Lakers started the tournament with a win over Bev Facey, and ended things off with a 99-77 loss in the third-place game against Western.