Muskie hoopsters win home tourneys


Both the Muskie senior and junior girls’ basketball teams put in “golden” performances here over the weekend.
The juniors went 4-0 while the seniors won both of their games to nab top spot at their annual home tournaments held Friday and Saturday at the Fort High gym.
The junior Muskies opened tourney play Friday with a 59-15 drubbing of the Atikokan Voyageurs.
Tatum Glowasky scored a team-high 13 points while Keisha Debungie netted 12.
Aurora Hutton added eight points, with Lauren Penney chipping in six and Joanna Empey four.
Then they dumped the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) 49-13 later that day.
Glowasky again led the way offensively with a 22-point performance in that one.
Debungie netted 10 points while Cassie Krawchuk added six and Hutton had three.
Anna Gagne, Emma Yerxa, and Empey each netted two points.
On Saturday, the black-and-gold roared out to a 33-7 romp over the Kenora Broncos.
Kathryn Fischer, Justine Linklater, and Glowasky paced the Muskies’ offence with six points each.
Debungie chipped in with four points while Becca Jourdain and Empey each added three.
Fort High then capped the tournament in style with a 47-12 defeat of the Dryden Eagles.
The Muskies started the game on an 8-0 run, then 23-6 at halftime, and then outscored Dryden 24-6 in the second half to secure the victory.
Debungie notched a team-high 15 points while Glowasky added 10.
Hutton chipped in with six points while Jourdain recorded four.
In senior action, the Muskies opened play Friday with a 78-24 trouncing of Atikokan.
Ellie Petsnick led the way offensively with a 20-point performance while Jamie Spencer netted 14.
Janissa Judson and Sarah Larson each scored 10 points while Grace Petsnick chipped in with eight and Rachel Anderson had six.
The Muskies then capped their weekend Saturday by dumping the Broncos 48-28.
Grace Petsnick netted a team-high 14 points in that one while Ellie Petsnick and Jamie Spencer each chipped in with 10.
Alina Eldridge and Judson added four points apiece.
The Muskie senior boys’ volleyball team also was in action over the weekend at a tournament hosted by the Dryden Eagles on Friday and Saturday.
The black-and-gold recorded two wins, two losses, and a split in pool play before being ousted in the semi-finals.
Fort High opened tourney play Friday by earning a split with the Broncos (25-14 and 15-25).
Then they beat the Sioux Lookout Warriors in straight sets (25-10/25-22) before getting swept by the Westgate Tigers of Thunder Bay (14-25 and 23-25).
But the Muskies rebounded with a straight sets win (25-12/27-25) over the Hammarskjold Vikings (Thunder Bay) to head into Saturday with some momentum.
Fort High then ended pool play in the Gold Division on Saturday morning with a straight-sets loss to the Rainy River Owls (18-25/13-25).
The Muskies won their first playoff game by sweeping St. Patrick’s (Thunder Bay) by scores of 25-17 and 25-15.
But the black-and-gold saw their weekend come to an end with a hard-fought straight-sets loss (24-26/24-26) to the St. Ignatius Falcons (Thunder Bay).
Westgate ended up claiming the tourney title, with the Falcons taking silver and the Warriors nabbing bronze.
All four Muskie court sports teams will resume NorWOSSA action tomorrow when they host the Eagles at Fort High.
Then they’ll head to Kenora on Thursday to face the Broncos.