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Magrath, Raymond and Stirling teams top local basketball standings

Posted on January 30, 2023 by admin

By Garrett Simmons
Westwind Weekly News

It has been a busy winter for teams on the court throughout southern Alberta.
Once again, local teams are at the top of the standing in the Southern Alberta High School Basketball League and the Deep South Basketball League.
The Magrath Zeniths lead the 4A boys senior varsity league with a perfect 6-0 mark, while the Raymond Comets sit atop the boys JV standings at 5-0. Raymond is also 4-1 in the SV loop, while Magrath sits at 4-2 in JV competition.
In weekend competition, the Zeniths senior team defeated Cardston 80-62 in a Saturday contest. That victory followed up on a 108-44 dismantling of Chinook on Jan. 17. Magrath also won the JV contest 77-54 over the Coyotes.
The Zeniths are in action again on Friday with a road game against Medicine Hat and a home game next Tuesday against Raymond, The Comets take on Cardston on Saturday, in Raymond.
On the girls side, Raymond’s senior team is 6-0, while Magrath sits a 5-1. On the junior side, Magrath is third at 4-2 and Raymond is right behind at 3-3.
Raymond’s last game was a decisive 119-31 victory over Catholic Central on Jan. 18. Raymond also won the JV game, 69-50. The Comets face Chinook on Friday, in Lethbridge, and return home to take on Cardston on Saturday.
Magrath earned a 69-53 win on Saturday over Cardston, as the SV team will now prepare for a Feb. 2 contest against Lethbridge Collegiate Institute.
In Deep South Basketball League competition, Stirling leads the way at 5-2 in SV boys play and 5-1 in the JV standings.
Last week, Stirling dropped an 82-77 game to Coaldale Christian and earned a 112-65 victory over W.R. Myers. Enoch Stone had 33 in the loss, while Callan Oviatt had 16, Maddux Barton added 14 and Levi Stone finished with 10. Against Myers, Oviatt had 29, Enoch Stone had 18 and Levi Stone added 17. Sterling Bohn had 10.
The Lakers JV boys defeated Coaldale Christian 64-58 and dumped Myers 76-37.
Stirling’s girls’ team has been off since Jan. 12, when the seniors defeated Winston Churchill 57-54.

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