Lindsay Thurber Raiders guard Hayley Lalor readies for a shot against St. Francis Xavier during play on Friday. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Watch: Annual Lindsay Thurber Raiders Senior Basketball Tournament tips off

The annual Lindsay Thurber Raiders Senior Basketball Tournament tipped off on Friday with teams from all across Alberta competing for the title.

Eight teams on the women’s side and eight on the men’s will play for on the weekend, with action wrapping up Saturday night. The Senior Girls final goes at 7 p.m. Saturday and the boys final will follow at 8:45 p.m.

In the tournament opener, the Lindsay Thurber boys picked up an 85-75 win over Bishop Carroll.

The Raiders girls also earned a victory in their first game against St. Francis Xavier Friday afternoon.

The Hunting Hills Lightning boys dropped their opener 103-85 to M.E. LaZrete from Edmonton.

Tournament play continues all day on Saturday.

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Lindsay Thurber Raiders player Hannah Wirtanen drives around a St. Francis Xavier defender during the tournament opening game. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

M.E. LaZerte player Milton Lendeln holds off a Hunting Hills Lightning defender in boys tournament play on Friday. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

M.E. LaZerte guard Aslee Abushawashi had 28 points in a 103-85 win over the Hunting Hills Lighting in the opening game of the Lindsay Thurber Raiders Tournament on Friday. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

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