Court teams lose three of four again

Once again it was a junior team that prevented the Muskies from being swept.
This time, the Muskie junior boys’ basketball team came away with a 49-26 victory over the Dryden Eagles in NorWOSSA action here yesterday afternoon, boosting their record to 2-4 with only two games left before the playoffs.
High scorers for the Muskies were Joey Therriault with 11 points, Garnet Cornell (10), and Scott Gurski (six).
Meanwhile, the senior boys remained winless in NorWOSSA play (0-6) after a disheartening 56-46 overtime loss to the visiting Eagles.
The Muskies had led by four points to start the fourth quarter.
“It’s frustrating enough where I hope our guys see that we, by inexperience and mental errors, threw that game away,” said coach Al McManaman.
“But one thing I want them to take away is that we’ve lost close ones to Dryden and Kenora a couple of times and we have to put it all together for the whole game.
“Then we will win,” added McManaman.
High scorers for the Muskies were Anwar Cheblaoui (12 points), Scott Galusha (11), and Kyle Perrott (six).
“Frustration is outweighing disappointment right now because we’re not where we should be in the season,” said Galusha. “Something’s not clicking right, but it’s starting to come together now.”
In girls’ volleyball action here yesterday, the Muskie junior girls fell 3-1 in their best-of-five match against the Eagles to drop their NorWOSSA record to 3-3.
The Eagles jumped to a 2-0 lead after 25-17 and 25-12 victories. But while the Muskies took the third set 25-19, they couldn’t hold on in the fourth one, which Dryden won 25-17.
The senior girls dropped to 1-5 in NorWOSSA play after being swept by the visiting Eagles by scores of 25-22, 25-19, and 25-21.
“It was disappointing because the scores were close again and as far as their skill goes, they are very comparable to the Dryden Eagles,” noted head coach Char Bliss.
“What I told the girls is that they build up and they build up, and then they kind of slide back down again,” she added.
“And when I say that, I mean in terms of talking, communicating, showing enthusiasm, and being pumped for whether they are losing or winning to just stay in the game and keeping our heads in the game,” Bliss stressed.
Due to exams, which run next week, the four court teams won’t resume NorWOSSA action until Feb. 10 when they meet Dryden again.