Cougars capture consolation in Edmonton

The Notre Dame Cougars captured the consolation side of the boys’ division of the St. Joe’s senior basketball tournament in Edmonton during the weekend.

The Notre Dame Cougars captured the consolation side of the boys’ division of the St. Joe’s senior basketball tournament in Edmonton during the weekend.

The Cougars lost their opening game 60-57 to Archbishop O’Neill of Regina, then won twice.

Ahmet Deng and Mike Malin had a strong weekend for the Cougars.

On the girls’ side, the Cougars lost all three of their games.

Brooke Harty, Autumn Letkemen and Mataya Dixon led the team.

The Notre Dame squads return to action Thursday when they host the Hunting Hills Lightning in league play. The girls tip off at 6 p.m. with the boys to follow.

All three of the Red Deer schools will be involved in the Hunting Hills tournament this weekend.

The Lightning and Cougars open play on the girls’ side at 3 p.m. Friday with Archbishop MacDonald of Edmonton clashing with Ross Sheppard of Edmonton at 4:45 p.,m., St. Francis Xavier meeting Lindsay Thurber at 6:30 p.m. and Lloydminster taking on Grande Prairie at 8:15 p.m.

The semifinals go Saturday at noon and 1:45 p.m. with the final at 7 p.m.

There are only six teams on the boys’ side with Hunting Hills, Archbishop MacDonald and Lloydminster in Pool A. LTCHS, Notre Dame and Grande Prairie are in Pool B.

Action begins Friday at 3 p.m. with Hunting Hills clashing with Archbishop MacDonald while LTCHS and Notre Dame meet at 4:45 p.m. The Lightning and Lloydminster meet at 6:30 p.m. and LTCHS takes on Grande Prairie at 8:15 p.m. On Saturday, MacDonald and Lloydminster meet at 8:30 a.m. and the Cougars take on Grande Prairie at 10:15 a.m.

The third place teams in each pool meet at 1:45 p.m., the second place teams clash at 3:30 p.m. and the final goes at 5:15 p.m.