Thurber Raiders capture basketball bronze

The host Lindsay Thurber Raiders captured bronze in the girls’ division of the Michaud Favre junior varsity basketball tournament during the weekend.

The host Lindsay Thurber Raiders captured bronze in the girls’ division of the Michaud Favre junior varsity basketball tournament during the weekend.

Foothills Comp of Okotoks took first place with a 57-37 win over Bev Facey of Sherwood Park while the Raiders dumped Notre Dame 53-35 in the third-place game.

Rachel Wiebe had 16 points and 20 rebounds for Notre Dame.

The Raiders lost 61-32 to Foothills in the semifinals after downing St. Francis Xavier of Calgary 46-37 in their opening contest.

Notre Dame were defeated 70-46 by Bev Facey in the semifinals after stopping Memorial Comp of Stony Plain 53-44 in their first game.

Paige Watson had 11 points and four assists for Notre Dame against Bev Facey while Angela Menjivar had 14 points, Watson and Wiebe 12 each and Kim Tworek 10 against Memorial.

Hunting Hills took the consolation title with a 59-47 win over St. Francis Xavier. Earlier they beat Memorial 54-39 and lost 60-29 to Bev Facey.

Kennedy Shybunka of LTCHS and Teagan Booth of Hunting Hills were named to the all-star team.

On the boys’ side, St. Francis edged Bev Facey 63-61 in the final.

St,. Francis downed LTCHS 75-42 and Facey stopped Memorial 68-49 in the semifinals.

In opening games the Raiders beat Sturgeon 80-51, Facey downed Hunting Hills 70-45 and Memorial defeated Notre Dame 57-53.

Memorial downed the Raiders 71-61 in the third-place game.

On the consolation side, Foothills beat Notre Dame 81-38 in the final. Notre Dame stopped Hunting Hills 52-51 in the semifinals and Sturgeon downed Hunting Hills 51-46 in the seventh-place game.

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