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Cardston Cougars win a pair during busy basketball weekend

Posted on February 2, 2017 by Westwind Weekly
Herald photo by Tijana Martin LCI Clippers' Krista Nelson looks to move the ball past Raymond Comets' Abby Jensen during junior varsity Southern Alberta High School Basketball League action Friday at LCI.

Dale Woodard
Southern Alberta Newspapers

The Cardston Cougars boys basketball team won on the road and at home during Southern Alberta High School Basketball League weekend action.
The Cougars defeated the Medicine Hat Mohawks 105-92 Saturday in Cardston to improve to 5-0 on the season.
The previous night, the Cougars notched a 67-64 over the Magrath Zeniths in Magrath.
In Saturday night’s win in Cardston, Max Russell led the Cougars with 37 points, while Austin Merrill had a 24-point night.
Ty Lewis added 11 points for Cardston.
In the junior varsity game, the Wildcats won 110-59 over Medicine Hat as six Cardston players hit double digits.
Tristan Infanti led the way with a 20-point outing and Ty Schaffer and Jayce Nelson had 17 and 16 points, respectively.
Bryn Nelson (14 points), Taylor Barfuss (12) and Michael Olsen (10) also hit double digits in the win.
In girls play Saturday, the Magrath Pandas were downed 45-36 by the Medicine Hat Kwahommies and are now 2-3 on the season.
Bethany Dow led the Pandas with 20 points.
The Pandas won the junior varsity game 63-56 over the Kwahommies as Jenna Taylor led the way with 17 points.
Tayler Trainer added 11 points for Magrath and Tiffani Winchester added 10.
On Saturday, Cardston battled the Zeniths to a close 67-64 decision.
Merrill led the Cougars with 23 points and Russell had 18.
For the Zeniths, Mason Stock had 22 points, Paycen Blackmore had 13, Taylor Cook scored 12 and Sam Payne added 11.
The Wildcats won the junior varsity game 71-54.
Nelson had 20 points for Cardston, while Jayce Nelson and Barfuss had 17 and 10 points, respectively.
Austin Wolknitz led Magrath with 15 points and John Jones chipped in with 14.
At LCI, the Rams and Clippers boys and girls teams hosted the Raymond Comets.
In the boys varsity game, the Comets improved to 6-0 with a 118-81 win over the Rams as Brock Dewsbery led Raymond with 39 points.
Spencer Roberts scored 19 points for the Comets and Boomer Heggie and Chase Bohne each struck for 13. Aaron Fromm added 12 points for Raymond.
For the Rams Ð now 4-2 Ð John Evans led on the scoresheet with 23 points, Tanner McLachlan drained 19 and Austin Kallio hit for 13.
The Rams posted an 87-77 win over the Comets in the junior varsity game.
Isaiah Bagnah led LCI with 28 points and Will Boehme had 15.
Brandon Laycock and Zach Jacobs added 12 points each for the Rams.
For the Comets, Eastin Oler and Tanner Salmon each scored 22 points. Brim West added 15 points for Raymond.
In the girls varsity game, the Clippers won 90-88 over the Comets and are now 5-0.
Hannah Gibb led LCI with 20 points, while Berkley Heggie and Jessica Zarowny each had 19.
Sara Stewart and Catriona Smith scored 12 points for LCI.
Leading the 2-2 Comets was Lyvia Jensen with 35 points, while Dez Jensen hit for 31.
The junior varsity game was also close with LCI edging the Comets 60-59.
Abbie Hall led the Clippers with 19 points, Avery Edwards hit for 17 and Krista Nelson added 12.
Rees Armener had 12 points for Raymond.
In Cardston Friday, the Cougars varsity girls posted a 62-57 win over the Kwahommies.
Ava Hardy led Cardston with 26 points and Erika Smith added 10.
The Wildcats won the junior varsity game 71-30.
Hanna Nunn had 18 points for Cardston, Melissa Carter added 15 and Brianna Breaker-Fox hit for 12.

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