St. Joseph Falcons forward Carson Wells rises up above the crowd to hit a layup Central Alberta Schools Athletic Association High School Boys Basketball. The Falcons opened the campaign by hosted the H.J. Cody Lakers. Four other games across Central Alberta took place Tuesday, including the Lindsay Thurber Raiders hosting the Camrose Trojans. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Photos: Central Alberta High School basketball season underway

The Central Alberta Schools Athletic Association Basketball season got underway for four schools on Tuesday.

At St. Joseph High School, the H.J. Cody Lakers grabbed their first win of the season in a 53-52 nail-biting win over the host Falcons. Ava Kooiman led the way for the Lakers with 12 points, while St. Joseph’s Jamie Robertson had a game-high 15 points.

At Lindsay Thurber, the Raiders took down the Camrose Trojans 67-33. Macy Bourassa was the top scorer for the Raiders with 12 points, while Shantel Stone had 11 and Hannah Wirtanen chipped in 10. Kiah Easton notched 11 points for the Trojans. In senior boys play, the Raiders won 81-76 in overtime. Basit Karimy had a huge game with 25 points for the Raiders, while Kieran Isnor had 30 for the Trojans.

In Lacombe, the Rams girls picked up a victory over Stettler and the boys won 86-53. Lacombe’s Jared Gamble had a huge night with 34 points.

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St. Joseph Falcons guard Keanna Gigliotti drives to the basket for a layup, with H.J Cody Lakers’ Ava Kooiman defending. The Falcons went toe-to-toe with the Lakers and H.J. Cody managed to pull out a 53-52 victory at St. Joseph’s High School Tuesday. Four other games across Central Alberta took place Tuesday, including the Lindsay Thurber Raiders grabbing a 67-33 win over the Camrose Trojans. Macy Bourassa led the way for the Raiders with 12 points. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

St. Joseph Falcons guard Adrian Avechilla jumps to hit a layup Central Alberta Schools Athletic Association High School Boys Basketball. The Falcons opened the campaign by hosted the H.J. Cody Lakers. Four other games across Central Alberta took place Tuesday, including the Lindsay Thurber Raiders hosting the Camrose Trojans. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

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