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High school basketball teams busy as Christmas break looms

Posted on December 14, 2023 by admin

By Garrett Simmons
Westwind Weekly News

As the winter weather finally sets in, local high school basketball teams have been hitting the court for another basketball season.

The south’s premier loop, the Southern Alberta High School 4A Boys Basketball League, kicked off with a trio of games on Dec. 5, which featured the marquee match-up of the week, as Raymond hosted Lethbridge Collegiate Institute. The Comets started the season 1-0 with an 85-78 win over the Rams.

That same day in Medicine Hat, the Magrath Zeniths fell 102-81.

Tuesday evening, Magrath fell 92-74 to LCI in the senior boys contest, and also dropped the JV game by a score of 100-51.

Tonight, Cardston will visit Raymond for games at 6 p.m. (JV) and 8 p.m. (SV). Next Tuesday, Raymond will visit Magrath.

In JV action on Dec. 5, Raymond outlasted LCI by a score of 88-76, while Medicine Hat downed Magrath 86-57.

In senior girls play on Dec. 6, Raymond beat up on LCI by a score of 99-79, while Magrath pulled out a 65-52 win over Medicine Hat.

Tuesday night’s action saw Raymond absolutely crush Catholic Central in the senior game to the tune of 96-19.

On the JV circuit, Raymond fell 55-53 to LCI, and Medicine Hat handed Magrath a 54-44 defeat. Tuesday’s JV game featured a 94-31 Raymond victory over Catholic Central.

Next Wednesday, Magrath will travel to Medicine Hat. The Raymond girls will not play again in league until Jan. 9, when Cardston is scheduled to visit.

In Deep South Basketball League competition, Stirling is 3-0 in senior boys play, as the Lakers beat up on Taber Christian 92-61 in a game played on Dec. 6. Stirling then handed Kate Andrews a 106-71 defeat on Dec. 8. On Monday night, the Lakers offence was in high gear again in a 101-67 win over Immanuel Christian.

Junior varsity action saw the Stirling boys defeat Taber Christian 106-40 and knock off Kate Andrews 105-56. Stirling narrowly missed out on a 100-point game in a 97-67 win over ICSS on Monday.

Stirling’s senior varsity girls team is 1-1 after a 54-51 loss to Taber’s W.R. Myers and a 70-46 win over Chinook High School.

The JV team is also 1-1, as Stirling dropped an 81-23 decision to W.R. Myers, and bounced back to beat Chinook 45-40.

Stirling’s girls teams will take on Kate Andrews on Dec. 20, while the boys will be off until Jan. 10, when Stirling will take on Coaldale Christian.

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