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Senior spikers go winless at tourney

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The Muskie senior girls’ basketball team lost some tough games at the Pizza Hut Thanksgiving Classic tournament in Thunder Bay last weekend.

They opened play Friday night with a 32-25 loss to St. Patrick’s. Allison Hyatt led the Muskies with nine points, while Carling Barton netted six and Andrea Boileau added five.

A narrow 25-24 loss to Westgate on Saturday morning relegated them to the consolation game later that afternoon, which ended in a 35-26 defeat at the hands of Fort William Collegiate to finish eighth out of eight teams.

The Dryden Eagles were the only other NorWOSSA team in the tournament. They finished in sixth place.

St. Ignatius defeated Hammarskjold 37-26 in the final to claim the title.

The Muskies were coming off a 34-21 victory over Kenora here last Thursday to even their NorWOSSA record at 2-2.

Also last Thursday, the junior boys’ volleyball team won their first match of the season, edging the visiting Broncos 3-2 in their best-of-five showdown.

The black-and-gold split the first two games with Kenora, winning 25-16 and then losing 25-20, before running away with the third game by a 25-8 score.

The Broncos avoided defeat with a 25-19 win in the fourth game, but the Muskies (1-3) finally prevailed in a game five--winning a nail-biter 16-14 after staving off three match points.

The Muskie senior spikers (1-3) were swept by Kenora 25-9, 25-21, and 25-18 in their best-of-five match.

Meanwhile, the Muskie junior girls’ basketball team fell 26-22 to the Broncos here last Thursday to see their record fall to 3-1 midway through the NorWOSSA campaign.

All four court team will resume play here tomorrow against the Dryden Eagles. Action starts at 12:30 p.m. and spectators are welcome.

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