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Junior Muskies advance

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Both the Muskie junior boys’ basketball team and junior girls’ volleyball squads won their semi-final matches at the NorWOSSA playoffs today in Kenora.

The boys, who had finished with a 2-6 record during the regular season, beat Kenora 37-29 to advance to the final later today against the first-place Dryden Eagles.

Scott Bridgeman led the Muskies with nine points while Andrew Mueller added five.

Meanwhile, the junior spikers advanced to the final against first-place Dryden with a four-set win over the Kenora Broncos in the semi-finals this morning.

The black-and-gold, who went 4-4 during the regular season, won the first two sets 25-14 and 25-16. After losing the third one 25-12, the Muskies iced the best-of-five match with a 25-17 win.

The Eagles were undefeated during the regular season.

The Muskie senior girls’ volleyball team, 2-6 during the regular season, was playing host Kenora in their semi-final showdown, with the winner advancing to meet first-place Dryden in the final.

That outcome wasn’t available by press time today.

The Muskie senior boys’ basketball team will play in the NorWOSSA final late this afternoon against either Kenora or Dryden, who squared off in the semi-finals.

The hoopsters earned the bye after finishing first during the regular season with a 6-2 record.

Both senior NorWOSSA champs will advance to NWOSSAA for the right to move on to the all-Ontarios next month.

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