Lions suffer first loss


It was a very cold night last Tuesday for Fort Frances Men’s Basketball League play, which resulted in not a lot of guys coming out and the RBC Lions suffering their first loss of the season.
The first game of the night saw the Muskies taking on Sunset Landscaping.
This was a 4-on-4 game that resulted in the well-balanced attack of the Muskies (4-5) overmatching Sunset (3-5-1) in a 84-60 win.
All four Muskie players scored more than 15 points, with Wyatt Richards leading the way with 26.
Josh Mastin and Cody Johnson combined for 52 of Sunset’s 60 points, and their efforts pulled them to within nine at one point in the second half.
The second game featured the Revco Renegades battling Arctic Cat.
Revco only could manage two players of their own so they had to forfeit.
However, they picked up some extra players and tried to make a game of it. Unfortunately, they got off to a very slow start, taking eight minutes to score their first basket.
Revco’s (3-6) total of 36 points over the remaining 32 minutes of the game wasn’t enough as they fell 50-36 to Arctic Cat (5-4).
The final game of the evening had the undefeated Lions tangling with the BDO Ballerz.
In the battle of financial institutions, it was the league-leading Lions who found themselves down substantially for most of the game, in large part because it took them eight minutes to score their second basket.
Todd Richards had his best game of the season, leading BDO with 24 points as the Ballerz (3-5-1) snared the upset victory by a 60-56 final.
Jeff Campbell made a buzzer-beater shot from half-court, which impressed the crowd on hand.
After a slow start, RBC (8-1) picked it up in the second half, with Brady Jensen putting up a season-high 37 points.
All six of BDO’s players got on the scoresheet, compared to just three of the five Lions’ players.
Tomorrow night’s games will see the Muskies taking on Revco at 6:40 p.m., followed by the Lions looking to get back on track against Sunset at 7:30.
BDO then will square off against Arctic Cat in the late game (8:30).