Baile scores 18 in Thurber Raiders win

Lorne Baile dropped in 18 points Saturday to lead the Lindsay Thurber Raiders to an 80-65 win over Wetaskiwin in the final of the junior high boys basketball zone championship.

Lorne Baile dropped in 18 points Saturday to lead the Lindsay Thurber Raiders to an 80-65 win over Wetaskiwin in the final of the junior high boys basketball zone championship.

The Notre Dame Cougars fell 42-26 to Camrose to claim third spot. Maurice Evangelista had seven points in a losing cause.

Meanwhile, Lindsay Thurber completed a sweep of the JV zone tournament as the Raiders downed the Hunting Hills Lightning 48-36 in the girls championship final . Kelsey Smale netted 12 points for the winners and Jaden Robinson scored 10 for the runner-up Lightning.

Wetaskiwin was a 51-32 winner over Camrose to finish third.

In other boys games Saturday, Hunting Hills got 13 points from Mitch Morrison in a 64-36 win over the Stettler Wildcats, who got eight from Nicholas Baharally. Meanwhile, Sadair Nobel netted 24 points for the Lacombe Rams in a 72-64 win over the Rocky West Central Rebels, who were led by Donald Bertagnolli’s 24 points.

Lindsay Thurber was a 70-45 winner over Notre Dame as Tyson Best scored 16 points for the Raiders and TJ Carter replied with nine for the Cougars.

In addition, Hunting Hills ripped Lacombe 96-46 and West Central slipped past Stettler 57-55. MacKenzie Wright scored 20 points for the Lightning and Nobel had 18 for the Rams, and Zach Ginter’s 20 points paced the Rebels, while Justin Fleischhacker had 13 for the Wildcats.

In additional girls games Saturday, Bronwyn Reeves dropped in 12 points for Lacombe in a 37-36 win over West Central, which got 18 from Paige Richardson, and Dacia Gramlick scored 25 for Stettler in a 60-55 win over Notre Dame, led by Rachel Wiebe’s 13 points.

Katelyn Arter scored 16 points for Hunting Hills in a 38-35 win over Camrose, and Smale had 20 as Lindsay Thurber topped Wetaskiwin 58-57.

Meanwhile, Paige Watson drained 16 points as Notre Dame downed West Central — which got 10 from Richardson — 65-35, and Gramlick drained 21 as Stettler beat Lacombe 43-24. Morgan Mickelson had eight in a losing cause.

Friday’s game:

Boys

Lindsay Thurber 88 Stettler 41 — LT: Tyson Best 18, Brandon MacKinnon 17. Stett: Andrew Kim 14; Notre Dame 48 Hunting Hills 48 — ND: Shaddi Diaz 9, TJ Carter 8. HH: Chris Peterson 9, Mohammad Shah 8; Wetaskiwin 61 West Central 41 — WC: Donald Bertagnolli 18; Camrose 55 Lacombe 46 — Lac: Sadair Nobel 12.

Girls

Camrose 51 West Central 37 — WC: Chase Rymer-Baltzer 8; Hunting Hills 44 Lacombe 22 — HH: Jaden Robinson 10. Lac: Morgan Mickelson 5; Wetaskiwin 58 Stettler 24 — Wet: Emma Ripka 14. Stett: Dacia Gramlick 8; Lindsay Thurber 54 Notre Dame 30 — LT: Emma Newton 12. ND: Paige Watson 10.

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