Muskie seniors’ see rally fall short

The Muskie senior boys’ basketball team came close, but not close enough, in an exhibition tilt with the International Falls Broncos here Tuesday night, falling 68-60 after staging a failed comeback in the fourth quarter.
“It was a very good basketball game,” Muskie head coach Paul Noonan said. “The International Falls squad led basically from the opening tip-off, but even into the fourth quarter [they] were leading by as much as 13.
“The Muskies did fight back with a very aggressive defence in the fourth quarter,” Noonan added. “We were trapping, and created a lot of turnovers.”
The host Muskies closed the gap to within four points in the final two minutes before starter Joey Theriault fouled out—robbing Fort High of both momentum and a potent scorer.
“It just kind of got away from us in the last few minutes, but a very good effort by the Muskies,” Noonan said. “I would say probably the best effort put forward this year.”
The Muskies played their final NorWOSSA road game of the season early this afternoon in Dryden.
Then they headed straight to the Buckeye Classic varsity boys’ tournament at Miles MacDonell Collegiate in Winnipeg, where they’ll hit the court tonight at 8:15 against Garden City.
Other games are slated Friday and Saturday.
The Muskies’ next home action will be next Tuesday (Jan. 22) at 6:30 p.m. when they host Baudette for another exhibition match-up.