Lightning strike bronze at Notre Dame jr. girls basketball tourney

The Hunting Hills Lightning took bronze in the annual Notre Dame Junior Girls’ Cougar Classic basketball tournament during the weekend.

vThe Lightning downed Archbishop MacDonald of Edmonton 64-40 in the third-place game as Nicole Fischer had 24 points and ZaZa Lockhart 12.

St. Francis of Calgary took gold with a 57-38 win over George MacDougall of Airdrie.

St. Francis reached the final with a 52-21 win over the Lightning while MacDougall stopped MacDonald 51-50.

Haley Kitt had six points for the Lightning.

In opening day play, St. Francis handed the Lindsay Thurber Raiders their first loss of the season, winning 61-25. Bretton Bowd had 10 points for LTCHS.

Hunting Hills defeated Spruce Grove 59-49 as Fischer hit 19 points and Katelyn Arter 15.

MacDougall stopped St. Mary’s of Calgary 52-51 and MacDonald downed Notre Dame 54-44.

Joanna Suerte and Chelsea Antonio had eight points each for the Cougars.

The consolation semifinals saw LTCHS defeat Spruce Grove 67-55 and St. Mary’s down Notre Dame 57-33.

Bowd had 14 points and Mel Rawlins 13 for LTCHS while Alyssa Reid had eight for the Cougars.

The Raiders stopped St. Mary’s 56-22 to take fourth place as Reece McGuire had 13 points and Rawlins 10.

Spruce Grove downed Notre Dame 62-56 to finish seventh, Jaycee Alerewich had 12 points and Mackenzie Creed 11 for Notre Dame.

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