By MorinvilleNews.com Staff
Calgary – For the second consecutive weekend the Morinville Community High School (MCHS) Wolves have taken third place in a basketball tournament.
The wolves travelled to Calgary Friday to take on Highwood in a game the Wolves would emerge from with a 65-44 victory. Chris Auger was the player of the game with 21 of the Wolves 65 points, seven assists and four steals.
Friday’s victory put the Wolves on the path of Sir Winston Churchill, the fourth-ranked 4A team in the province. The Wolves lost the contest by 21 points – the 70-49 defeat placing them into the third-place final game Saturday night. Steve Jones was named player of game with 16 points, four assists, and 11 boards.
In the third-place contest, the Wolves went up against Calgary’s James Fowler High School. The Wolves emerged with an 81-57 victory over the school to take third place in the tournament. Johnny Baillargeon was the player of the game with 12 points, 15 boards and eight steals.
The Wolves placed third in their home tournament the previous weekend.
Lady Wolves face tough competition over weekend
The Senior Girls were in Wetaskiwin on the weekend. The girls played the No. 4 ranked team Holy Trinity Academy (HTA) from Okotoks in their first game. The team played tough and were only down by one at the half even though the teams top scorer, Rebecca Dubord, went down with an ankle sprain early in the 2nd quarter. She did not come back into the game until midway into the 4th quarter. While she was out, the team worked hard and held HTA to less than a 10-point lead. With two minutes left the team was down by 5, but they could not close that gap and lost 60-51.
The next game was against the No. 10 ranked Camrose. Unfortunately, the team ran into injuries and foul problems throughout the game. Carrie Mossey, Katrina Lessard and Arrin Young were all knocked out of the game before the 4th quarter. The rest of the team really stepped up to keep us close, but the game finished much the same as the first. Down by four with 1:34 left and lost by 10 as they tried to stop the clock by fouling and Camrose hit their free throws. final score was Camrose 60 – MCHS 50
In their last game the girls defeated Edwin Parr 53-46 to take the No. 1 seed in the North Central Zone. The qualifying tournament for the North Central Zone is on Mar, 9 and 10 in Athabasca.