Local sports briefs – November 10

Carla Lachman dropped in 20 points and Carla Stewart contributed 18 as the Spartans lashed the Ligers 81-31 in North Star Ladies Basketball League action Monday.

Ladies Basketball

Carla Lachman dropped in 20 points and Carla Stewart contributed 18 as the Spartans lashed the Ligers 81-31 in North Star Ladies Basketball League action Monday.

Ashley Coutts had 11 points for the Ligers, who also got nine from Jacquie Myers.

In other games:

• Melissa Grabski scored 14 points and Vienna Potyra added nine to lead the RDC Royals to a 53-35 win over the Royals, who got nine points from Carmen Lundall and eight from Kim Chalmers.

• Collins Barrow Storm, with Sanela Sarcevic netting 12 points and Shannon Van Parys and Jen Stange each scoring 11, rolled over The Bank 60-24. Brittany Long scored 10 points in a losing cause.

• Paula Chapman netted 16 points and Kristie Lorenz and Veronica DenOudsten each poured in 12 as Lacombe thumped Wild Bill’s 75-28. For Wild Bill’s, Zoe Eaton had nine and Tricia Gosselin had eight.

• A 20-point performance from each of Monica Lewing and Erika Pottage paced the Hot Shots to a 78-10 demolition of Triple Threat. Ingrid Kleinlugtenbeld scored eight for the losers.

• Nadine Cunningham’s 21 points led North Star to 75-28 whipping of the Big Ballers. Kelsey Sinclair added 17 for the winners, while Jill Richardson and Amber Vick each had eight for the Big Ballers.


Innisfail’s Riley Simpson lands U.S. college athletic scholarship

Innisfail product and second-year Brooks Bandits forward Riley Simpson has landed a U.S. college athletic scholarship at Ohio State University.

Simpson has committed to the NCAA Division 1 Buckeyes for the 2011-12 season.

The 17-year-old, who played with the minor midget AAA Red Deer IROC Chiefs in ‘08-09, is currently the Bandits’ leading scorer with 12 goals and 25 points in 22 games.

“Riley is very deserving of this opportunity. He is a fantastic person with a strong work ethic,” Brooks head coach/GM Ryan Papaioannou said in a press release.

“It was obvious to us when Riley joined our organization that he was going to be a highly successful player in our League and he has played beyond expectation since he been in Brooks.

“The Bandits organization would like to congratulate the Simpson family for Riley’s achievements both on and off the ice.”


Boys Volleyball

The Ponoka Broncs and Notre Dame Cougars were winners in Central Alberta junior varsity boys volleyball zone playoff action Tuesday.

Ponoka downed the Wetaskiwin Sabres 25-18, 25-10 and Notre Dame blanked the Sabres 25-23, 25-10.

Ponoka and Notre Dame then split their two matches, with the Cougars prevailing 25-22 and the Broncs pulling out a 25-16 win.

• In senior action Monday, the Notre Dame Cougars swept the visiting Wetaskiwin Sabres, with the boys winning 25-11, 25-16, 25-21, and the girls prevailing 25-5, 25-11, 25-12.