Court teams nab three of four wins


Some young guns provided key ammunition to their senior counterparts’ attack Tuesday.
Ashley Croswell and Claire Hyatt posted season-highs in points to help fuel a 40-28 victory for the Muskie senior girls’ basketball team over the Kenora Broncos in NorWOSSA action here.
Veteran Cassandra Moffitt once again led the scoring parade with a game-high 12 points.
But the rookie trio of Croswell (eight points), Amber Williams (seven), and Hyatt (six) supplied plenty of offensive support as Fort High (4-0) built a 32-15 lead at halftime.
The squad cemented its hold on first place by winning its 16th-straight NorWOSSA game.
Maddie Gan led the Broncos (1-2) with 10 points while Rylee Smith and Teale Iverson each had eight.
Meanwhile, the junior Muskies (1-3) stormed back from a late deficit but then gave up a late put-back to Tyra Waite to fall 31-29 to the Broncos (1-2).
Fort High scored four-straight points after trailing 29-25.
Then after Waite’s basket, the Muskies had a chance to tie it on their final possession off an in-bounds’ play deep in the Broncos’ end.
But Mykenzie Borger’s jumper from 12 feet hit the side of the rim and was rebounded by Kenora’s Kira Boucha, who drew a foul from Sarah Vandermeer on the play.
Kenora ran out the clock from there.
Becca Mandamin netted a game-high 15 points for the Broncos while Waite added 11.
Vandermeer led Fort High with 10 points while Abby Sanders had eight.
But eight different Muskies hit the scoresheet in the team’s most balanced performance of the season.
In boys’ volleyball, it was a mostly flawless day for both Muskie squads Tuesday.
The seniors (4-0) widened their lead atop the standings by sweeping Kenora 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, and 25-22).
The Broncos dropped to 0-3 on the season.
And Jocelyn White was a winner in her head-coaching debut by leading the junior Muskies (2-2) to a 3-0 sweep over winless Kenora (25-5, 25-18, and 25-10).
All four Muskie teams are off until next Wednesday (Oct. 15), when they host the Dryden Eagles starting at noon.