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Race for first place comes down to final weekend for Comets and Clippers

Posted on March 4, 2020 by admin

By Garrett Simmons
Westwind Weekly News

It will be a race to the finish as the Southern Alberta High School Basketball League senior varsity girls season wraps up this weekend.
The Raymond Comets (11-1) and Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Clippers (10-2) both have sights on top spot, as the Comets take on the Chinook Coyotes on Friday at home, then travel to Taber Saturday to face the W.R. Myers Rebels.
Raymond stretched its record to 11-1 with two wins last weekend, culminated by an 8-72 win on Saturday over the Clippers.
Saige Gibb led the way with 20 points, as Abby Graves connected for 17. Kyla Bohne had 13 and Kyra Collier chipped in with 10.
On Friday, the Comets earned an 85-57 win over Cardston, thanks to 16 points from Gibb and 15 from Bohne. Graves had 13 and Kelby Terry chipped in with 10.
The Magrath Pandas, on the other hand, will likely battle to stay in third place, as the Pandas currently sit at 8-4 on the year, just ahead for the 7-5 Medicine Hat Kwahommies.
Magrath ends the regular season with a pair of games, which include a Friday home game against Cardston and a Saturday road contest in Lethbridge against Chinook.
Last weekend, Magrath rolled to a 77-44 win over Medicine Hat and an equally impressive Saturday win over Catholic Central, by a score of 67-39.
Elly Johnson had 13 in Friday’s win, as Carly Blackmore had 12. Three other Pandas had 10 points each, as Macie Wocknitz, Abi Payne and Katie Blackmore all scored in double digits.
Against CCH, Emily Hall led the way with 17, as Payne added 12.
On the junior-varsity circuit, Medicine Hat has first placed locked up with a 10-0 record, as Raymond sits in second at 7-3.
Last weekend, the Comets defeated Cardston on Friday by a score of 66-45, as Drew Armener led all scorers with 21. Three Comets, Jordie Pierson, Jane Heggie and Taya Hamon, had 11 points each.
Saturday featured a 77-70 win over LCI, as Armener’s big 32-point performance was the difference in the game. Mataya Francis had 16 and Jane Heggie connected for 10.

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