It was a golden day for the Muskie junior girls' basketball team during the NorWOSSA playoffs in Dryden on Friday.
The top-ranked Muskies came away with a decisive 42-23 win over the second-place host Eagles in the championship game to hoist the trophy for the third straight year.
Tatum Glowasky led all scorers with 16 points while Ayiana Gagne chipped in with eight.
Anna Gagne, Heaven States, and Grace Smith all potted four points while Emily Fitzgerald, Serena Teeple,and Emma Yerxa all scored a basket to round out the offence.
The Muskies had a bye to the final by virtue of their first-place finish in the regular season while Dryden dumped the third-place Kenora Broncos 31-21 in the semifinal that morning to advance.
The top-ranked seniors, meanwhile, had to settle for NorWOSSA silver as they dropped a 55-45 decision to the host second-place Eagles in the final on Friday evening.
Dryden will now represent NorWOSSA at the NWOSSAA championships this Friday and Saturday (Nov. 15-16).
Jamie Spencer led the Muskies offensively with a 22-point performance in the season-ending loss, including an impressive four three-pointers.
Keisha DeBungie chipped in with seven points while Grace Petsnick added six.
Janissa Judson notched five points while Alina Eldridge and Simone Payne both scored a basket each and Aurora Hutton made a single free throw.
The Muskies had a bye to the final by virtue of their first-place finish in the regular season while Dryden had defeated the third-place Broncos 35-19 in the semifinal that morning to advance.
In boys' volleyball action, the third-place seniors were defeated 3-0 in the final by the now two-time champion Broncos on Friday afternoon.
The set scores were 25-16, 25-12, and 25-15.
Kenora will now represent NorWOSSA at the NWOSSAA championships this Friday and Saturday (Nov. 15-16).
Fort High had advanced to the final after dispatching the second-place Eagles 3-1 in the semifinal that morning.
The set scores were 22-25, 25-15, 25-21, and 25-14.
As for the second-place juniors, they wound up with bronze as they fell by a 3-0 count to the third-place Eagles in the semifinal on Friday morning.
The set scores were 25-19, 25-11, and 25-21.
Dryden then was defeated 3-2 by the top-ranked Sioux Lookout Warriors in the final that afternoon.