Another split for Muskies

Lucas Punkari

In a similar situation to what occurred Tuesday afternoon in Dryden, the Muskie court teams emerged with a pair of wins and losses against the Kenora Broncos here yesterday.
The senior boys’ volleyball team improved to 2-2 in NorWOSSA play after a dramatic come-from-behind win in five sets.
After dropping the first two sets by scores of 25-17 and 25-21, the black-and-gold roared to life—taking the next three 26-24, 25-22, and 17-15 to steal the victory.
Meanwhile, the junior girls’ basketball squad upped their league record to 3-1 with a 31-27 win over the visiting Broncos.
Tied at 25-25 with a minute-and-a-half to go in the fourth quarter, Keira Lindgren netted a pair of baskets and also made a key steal to help Fort High reel off its third-straight win after opening the season with a loss in Dryden.
It was a different story for the senior girls, however, who couldn’t hold a late lead before succumbing 22-20 in overtime to Kenora.
Trailing 22-17 as the clock wound down in the extra frame, the black-and-gold cut the deficit to two thanks to a three-pointer by Mary Strain with less than 20 seconds to go.
But despite forcing a turnover and calling time-out with 4.6 seconds left, the Muskies were unable to get a final shot off before the clock expired.
The seniors fell to 2-2 in NorWOSSA play with the loss.
The junior boys’ spikers (1-3) also lost to Kenora yesterday, although they took the Broncos the distance (20-25, 25-18, 12-25, 25-13, and 15-17).
Fort High won’t resume league play until Wednesday, Oct. 19 when they travel to Kenora, but three of the teams will be taking part in tournaments next weekend.
Both basketball squads will be travelling to Thunder Bay while the senior boys’ spikers will be competing in Dryden.