Muskie court teams fall short of gold

The Muskie senior and junior girls’ basketball teams competed for NorWOSSA gold at the league playoffs yesterday in Dryden, but both had to settle for silver in the end.
The senior squad kicked off their day with a convincing 30-16 win over the host Eagles in the semi-final showdown.
But the first-place Kenora Broncos proved to be too much in the final, cruising to a 46-24 win and a berth in the NWOSSAA showdown later this month.
The juniors also got off to a great start yesterday, beating Kenora 23-19 in the semi-final.
Then against the host Eagles in the final, the black-and-gold put up a good fight, trailing just 25-16 after three quarters.
But Dryden pulled away in the final stanza en route to a 44-24 victory.
Meanwhile, it was an even sadder day for both Muskie volleyball teams yesterday in Dryden as both failed to win their semi-final matches.
After dropping the first set 25-13 to the host Eagles, the black-and-gold battled back to take the second one by a narrow 26-24 margin.
It was all Dryden after that, however, as the Eagles won the next two sets by scores of 25-19 to advance to the league final against the first-place Kenora Broncos.
The senior semi-final between the Muskies and Broncos also went to four sets yesterday, and once again it was Fort High that came out on the short end of the score.
After losing the first two sets 25-23 and 25-19, the Muskies staved off elimination with a determined 26-24 win in the third one.
But they could not stay alive as the Broncos took the fourth set 25-19 to advance to the final against Dryden.
The Muskie court teams will now switch up, with the boys playing basketball and the girls turning to volleyball.