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Basketball league play to resume after Family Week break

Posted on February 24, 2022 by admin
Westwind Weekly photo by Jeremy Appel The Magrath Zeniths took home the bronze medal in the 4A boys basketball provincials in Medicine Hat, defeating Cardston High on March 17. The girls Raymond Comets and Magrath Pandas also participated in the tournament held between March 15 and 17. See page 8 for more photos.

By Garrett Simmons

Westwind Weekly

The Magrath Zeniths keep piling up the wins. 
Magrath moved to 9-0 in league play last Wednesday with an 81-50 win over Catholic Central. 
David Hansen led the Zeniths with 14, while Treydon Barton had 12 and Brock Barnett added 11. Levi Balderson had 10 for the winning side. 
Magrath also honoured its five graduating players during the CCH game, as Cody Scheirlinck, J.T. Smith, Ethan Clukey, Levi Balderson and Treydon Barton were recognized. 
The league win came after a pair of weekend wins the Saturday prior, as Magrath topped Calgary’s Sir Winston Churchill 74-40 and also defeated Bishop McNally, the fourth-ranked team in the province, 79-70. 
In the McNally game, Balderson had 29 to lead the way, as Hansen had 22, while Barnett added 11. Joe Cook had 10 points.  
Against Churchill, Balderson had 26 and Hansen had 16 to pace the Magrath attack. 
Magrath moves to 22-1 on the season and 9-0 in league play. 
In other league play, the Raymond Comets JV team took a hard-fought 54-46 win over Catholic Central last Friday. 
Last Wednesday, the Magrath Pandas SV team rolled to a huge 106-68 victory over the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Clippers. Magrath also won the JV game, by a score of 62-47. 
League play resumes Friday across the south, as Cardson will host Raymond in boys action, before a big game Saturday when Raymond will host the Zeniths. 
On the girls front, Cardston will host Raymond on Friday, as the Pandas will welcome Catholic Central. On Saturday, Magrath will visit Raymond. 
The Deep South Basketball League will not get going again until March. The Stirling Lakers boys team will hit the court March 1 for a game in Taber against W.R. Myers. The Stirling girls team will return to play on March 2 at home against Lethbridge’s Winston Churchill High School.

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