The Lindsay Thurber Raiders senior girls basketball team finished the Central Alberta Schools Athletic Association season off with a perfect 9-0 record. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Playoff matchups set for Central Alberta senior high school basketball

All four senior high school basketball playoff games will tip off on March 2.

The Central Alberta Schools Athletic Association (CASAA) senior basketball season wrapped up Tuesday night with two of three Red Deer high schools in action.

At Lindsay Thurber, the Raiders battled Wetaskiwin in senior girls play. Both teams carried undefeated 8-0 records into the game, with the Raiders coming out on top 64-53.

Hayley Lalor lead the way for Lindsay Thurber with 21 points and Faith Kreiser chipped in 12 points. Katie Ballhorn had 18 points as the top scorer for Wetaskiwin and Ethel Estorninos also added 10 points.

With the win, the Raiders senior girls finished the season at 9-0 and clinched top spot in the CSAA. They will face off against Lacombe Rams in a one game playoff on March 2 at 6 p.m. at Lindsay Thurber.

The Raiders senior boys team finished 5-4 on the season, good for sixth in the CASAA. Among 4A teams, the Raiders ended up third, and will play Notre Dame on March 2.

In Rocky Mountain House on Tuesday, the Notre Dame Cougars senior boys took on the provincially ranked West Central Rebels and dropped a 89-54 game.

With the Cougars short-handed, they got contributions from all eight players who took the court and Carson Schiller was the player of the game with nine points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals.

The Cougars senior boys finished the season with a 6-3 record and will play a single-game semi final zone playoff against third place Lindsay Thurber.

The two teams will square off on March 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Notre Dame.

Hunting Hills Lightning senior girls ended the regular season last week with a 63-24 win against H.J. Cody School.

The Lightning 7-2 record helped them finish third in the CSAA and second in the 4A girls standings.

They will play Notre Dame at home on March 2 with tip off set for 5:30 p.m.

The Cougars senior girls team finished fourth in the CSAA with a 6-3 record and third in the 4A rankings.

Hunting Hills senior boys team finished the year with a 2-7 record and ended up in eighth overall in the CSAA.

As the fourth place team in the 4A group, the Lightning will travel to Lacombe to face the Rams on March 2 at 6 p.m.

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