Jr. hoopsters split games here


The Muskie junior girls’ basketball team probably wishes it could have turned in Friday’s performance on Saturday.
The black-and-gold romped to a 49-5 win over St. Pat’s in the opener of their home tournament, then steamrolled Westgate in a 58-14 rout later in the day.
Fort High was unable to replicate the results the next day, however, as they were effectively shut down in a 31-12 loss to Hammarskjold and then a 20-9 defeat at the hands of St. Ignatius.
Meanwhile, the Muskie junior boys’ volleyball team also was in action over the weekend, participating in the annual “Pumpkin Smash” tournament in Dryden.
The team split into two squads—a primarily veteran lineup and a primarily rookie one.
The veterans went 11-1 in round-robin play, got past Queen Elizabeth in its first playoff match, but the fell 26-24, 16-25, and 10-15 to St. Thomas Aquinas (Kenora) in the semi-finals.
The rookies, meanwhile, recorded a 1-11 mark in the round-robin before dropping a hard-fought 19-25, 25-23, and 13-15 match to Whitefish Bay.
All four court squads are back in action tomorrow (Oct. 26) in Kenora as they play their final road matches of the NorWOSSA season.
The Muskies then will round out the regular season at home next week, hosting the Broncos on Nov. 2 and the Dryden Eagles on Nov. 4.
Fort High also host the NorWOSSA playoffs Nov. 10.