Zeniths earn bronze with win over host Cougars
By Garrett Simmons
Westwind Weekly News
The Raymond Comets and Magrath Pandas are both off to solid starts in Southern Alberta High School Basketball League play.
Raymond is now 2-0 after a lopsided 114-28 win last Wednesday over Winston Churchill. The Comets used a three-headed attack of Kelby Terry, Saige Gibb and Rees Armener, as each player recorded 20 points in the contest. Taylor Ralph and Haely Lamontagne recorded 10 points each, while Talani Iwaasa added nine and Taylor Graves and Kyla Bohne added eight points each.
The Comets cruised to a 78-35 win in the junior varsity game over the Griffins, as Mataya Francis scored 20, Bella Zaremba added 11 and Mya Sala chipped in with 10.
Magrath posted a big 76-44 win over Catholic Central, thanks to a 12-point effort from Montana Berezay. A balanced Pandas attack saw Jenna Taylor added 11, while Lucy Wilde and Carly Blackmore had nine points each. Ellie Wilde and Elley Johnson each scored eight.
Catholic Central escaped with a tight 61-60 win in the JV contest, despite 17 points from Magrath’s Blackmore. Macie Wocknitz added 16.
Raymond was back on the court last night, as the JV and SV teams were in Lethbridge to take on Catholic Central (scores unavailable at press time).
Magrath is set to host Cardston tonight.
In tournament play last weekend, the Comets advanced to the final of the Cougar Classic in Cardston, but fell 83-70 to Calgary Centennial. Bohne had 21 for Raymond, while Terry added 17 and Ralph had 10.
Raymond bested Cardston 71-65 in the semifinal, thanks to 22 points from Terry, 19 from Gibb and 11 for Bohne.
The Comets posted a 100-54 win over Calgary Foothills to open the tournament.
Magrath won bronze with a 51-40 win over Cardston. A loss to Centennial pushed the Pandas into the third-place game.