Cougars take bronze in tournament

Nelson Martin hit for 12 points, added 11 rebounds and blocked a handful of shots as the Notre Dame Cougars downed Springbank 71-62 in the bronze-medal game of the Okotoks Holy Trinity weekend high school basketball tournament.

Nelson Martin hit for 12 points, added 11 rebounds and blocked a handful of shots as the Notre Dame Cougars downed Springbank 71-62 in the bronze-medal game of the Okotoks Holy Trinity weekend high school basketball tournament.

Dani Gurdian of the Cougars, who scored 10 points and had four steals and six assists in the bronze-medal contest, was honoured as a tournament all star.

Earlier, the Cougars defeated St. Peter the Apostle of Spruce Grove 73-65 and fell 89-69 to Chestemere, ranked No. 2 among provincial 3A schools.

Tony Bornyi netted 18 points in the win over St. Peter, and Cody White had 17 points and five assists and Martin 16 points and nine rebounds in the loss to Chestermere.

• The Lindsay Thurber Raiders defeated host Sherwood Park Bev Facey 52-45 Saturday to finish fifth in the senior girls tournament.

The Raiders opened with a 65-29 loss to Spruce Grove, ranked second in the province, then defeated Sherwood Park Archbishop Jordan 55-31.