Raiders’ JV basketball teams take first and second in playoffs
The Lindsay Thurber Raiders had a first and a second in the Central Alberta junior varsity basketball playoffs during the weekend.
The Raiders won the girls’ title with a 54-47 victory over the Hunting Hills Lightning while the Notre Dame Cougars beat the Raiders 82-58 in the boys’ final.
The Raiders reached the girls’ final with a 54-48 win over the Cougars as Kristin Demale had 20 points and Jenna Hawkes 13. Ayzhel Tultog had 15 and Amanda Omilon nine for the Cougars.
The Lightning reached the final with a 60-45 victory over the Wetaskiwin Sabres as Asra Alam and Sarah Stewart had 12 points each. Brianne Mantai had 18 in a losing cause.
The Cougars downed Wetaskiwin 67-56 to take third place with Jonna Suerte and Omilon hitting eight points each. Mantai had 27 for the Sabres.
Camrose took the consolation title with a 41-33 win over the West Central Rebels of Rocky Mountain House. Sadie Borgford had 17 points for Camrose and Jessica Lublinkhof 13 for the Rebels, who earlier downed the Lacombe Rams 42-34 with Susanna Heystek dropping in 12 points. Katie McMillen had nine for the Rams.
Camrose advanced with a 47-18 win over Stettler with Kelbi Tanaschuk hitting 14 points. Jennifer Hallett had eight for Stettler.
Josh Ballantyne had 16 points and Levi Kisslinger 10 for the Cougars in the final while TK Kunaka had 17 and Hiram Sanchez 10 for the Raiders.
The Cougars reached the final with a 95-39 victory over the Sabres as Glen Saligumba had 20 points and Cody White 12. MJ Orlina had 12 points for the Sabres.
The Raiders downed Hunting Hills 55-42 in the other semifinal as Adam Hamud had 16 points and Aric Dunn 11. Matt Larsen had 14 points and Zach Morgan 13 for the Lightning, who lost 72-67 to the Sabres in the bronze medal game.
Orlina had 32 points for the Sabres and Steel McDonald 14 for the Lightning.
The Stettler Wildcats downed the Ponoka Broncs 64-47 in the consolation final.
Jordan Lane had 10 points for Stettler and Carter Makofka 15 for the Broncs, who advanced with a 57-51 win over West Central. Makofka had 24 points while Anders Eklund hit 15 for the Rebels.
Stettler advanced with a 57-34 win over Lacombe.
Edward Kim had 12 points for the ‘Cats and Dylan Humbke 11 for the Rams.