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Consolation title for senior hoopsters

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The Muskie senior girls’ basketball squad fared well against some of the stiffest competition Thunder Bay has to offer during a weekend tournament hosted by Churchill High School.

The black-and-gold opened play Friday against St. Ignatius, the third-ranked team in the city, and fell in a nail-biting 36-32 defeat.

“We kind of let it slip away from us in the last quarter, but all in all I thought we played a really good game,” Muskie coach Ian Simpson said.

“St. Ignatius went on to beat Hammarskjold, which was undefeated in Thunder Bay league play, before losing to Churchill in the final, so we were really happy with the way the girls played in that one,” he added.

Lauren Gurski led the Muskies with 12 points while Taylor Meyers added 11.

The Muskies then played St. Pat’s in their first game Saturday and pulled out an easy 34-20 win.

Gurski finished with 10 points while Meyers netted six.

“They were big players for us over the weekend,” Simpson lauded.

The Muskies later earned the consolation title after dumping Hillcrest in lopsided fashion (the final score was unavailable).

“We started working Jamie Holliday back into the lineup, whose been out half the season with an ankle injury,” Simpson noted. “Now we just need to work on handling pressure, and continue again with our dribbling, passing, and shooting.”

The squad resumes NorWOSSA action tomorrow in Dryden.

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