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Action hot in local men's hoops league

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Despite the colder weather Tuesday night, the action was hot inside the Fort High gym for the Fort Frances Men's Basketball League.

The first game of the night saw Sunset Landscaping taking on the Muskie senior boys' team.

The Muskies were shorthanded, only having four players, and Sunset Landscaping used that advantage to start strong—building a 37-16 halftime lead and then keeping the pressure on as they cruised to a 83-47 victory.

The smaller black-and-gold had no answer for “Big Mowe” (Dustin Mowe) in the paint as he scored a season-high 16 points, including eight of his team's first 10 second-half points.

Justin Anderson was his usual prolific scoring self, but it was his passing that was the most impressive as he dished out a ton of assists to get his entire team on the scoreboard.

The Muskies struggled from behind-the-arc for most of the game, with Kobi Ward getting two of their four three-pointers to lead the team with 16 points overall.

The second game of the night saw the Revco Renegades taking on Arctic Cat.

In an entertaining and evenly-fought battle, it was the “on-fire" shooting of Revco's Brad Wardas, especially his three-straight "treys” to close out the first half, that made the difference as Revco earned their first win of the season with a 54-42 victory.

Wardas finished with a game-high 26 points while Conrad Dueck added a season-high 12.

Jake McIntosh had three-straight “threes” of his own late in the second half, but his 16 points weren't enough to get Arctic Cat its first win of the season.

The final game of the night had the RBC Lions facing the BDO Ballerz.

RBC used some great passing to get everyone on the scoreboard (outside of Jeff Nelson, who had to leave the game early after tweaking his ankle) to earn a 63-37 victory.

BDO faced the difficult task of trying to shut down the Lions' high-flying offence and did an admirable job of it, limiting Sam Soderman to season-low 23 points.

Philip Armstrong added 17 points for RBC.

The Ballerz struggled offensively in the first half, only putting up 10 points, but came on strong as they only were outscored 28-27 over the final 20 minutes.

Newlywed Wally Tabash had a team-high 13 points for BDO.

Three weeks into the season, RBC and Sunset Landscaping lead the way with 3-0 records.

BDO, the Muskies, and Revco all are at 1-2, with Arctic Cat sitting at 0-3.

The league runs each Tuesday at Fort High starting at 6:40 p.m.

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