Junior girls’ basketball team splits Dryden tourney


The Muskie junior girls’ basketball team played well and came away with a 2-2 record at a one-day tournament hosted by the Dryden Eagles on Friday.
After winning their NorWOSSA season-opener against the host Kenora Broncos by a 26-14 count last Tuesday, the Muskies again dispatched them in the rematch to start the tourney on Friday by a 44-23 margin.
Tatum Glowasky led all scorers with 12 points while Joyce Wu chipped in six.
Emily Fitzgerald, Grace Smith, and Ayiana Gagne each netted four points with Anna Gagne, Monika Ruppenstein, and Tierney Rousseau each recording a basket.
The Muskies then suffered their first loss of the tourney, along with some injuries, in their second game in falling 44-41 to the host Eagles.
Glowaksy scored a team-high 12 points while Heaven States potted six and Anna Gagne had four.
Fitzgerald, Serena Teeple, and Ayiana Gagne each recorded a basket in that one to round of the offence.
Fort High then rebounded with a convincing 49-24 win over the Sioux Lookout Warriors.
Glowasky again led the way for the black-and-gold with a 17-point performance while Wu added seven points.
States chipped in with six points while Smith had five and Ruppenstein and Ayiana both contributed four.
Fitzgerald recorded three points while Teeple added a basket.
The Muskies then wrapped up tourney play with a tough 44-32 loss to the Hammarskjold Vikings (Thunder Bay).
States led the way with a nine-point performance while Smith chipped in six points and Wu had four.
Fitzgerald, Teeple, and Glowasky netted three points each while Ruppenstein scored a basket to round out the offence.
All four Muskie court sport teams will resume NorWOSSA action tomorrow when they welcome the Warriors to Fort High for their home-openers.
The senior girls’ basketball and junior boys’ volleyball games will start at 4 p.m., with the junior girls’ basketball and senior boys’ volleyball contests to follow at 5:30.
The Muskies then will travel to Dryden on Thursday to take on the Eagles for the first time this season.