Muskie court teams win three

It was a near perfect start to the NorWOSSA regular season for the four Muskie court teams that travelled to Kenora yesterday to battle the Broncos.
The junior girls’ volleyball team had the most thrilling outcome of the day, rallying from a two-set deficit to beat the Broncos 3-2, including a 16-14 squeaker in the fifth and deciding game.
The other game scores were not available at press time.
The juniors next head to Dryden this weekend for a tournament.
Meanwhile, the senior girls also tasted victory, beating the host Broncos 3-1. Game scores were 25-17, 21-25, 25-10, and 25-14.
In basketball action, the Muskie senior boys built up a 35-22 halftime lead, then had to hang on for dear life to pull out a 57-54 win over the Broncos.
Kevin Gemmell had 18 points to lead Fort High while Cullan Mc- Ginnis added 12. Glen Williams almost willed the Broncos to the win on his own—netting a gamehigh 27 points for Kenora in a losing cause.
After the game, the senior boys then jumped on to a bus and headed to Brandon to play their opening game of an invitational tournament there last night.
But the road trip didn’t appear to wear the locals down as they hammered the Hapnot Collegiate Kopper Kings (Flin Flon) 76-39. The top scorers were unavailable by press time today.
The only sour note for the Muskie court crews yesterday was a 59-26 loss by the junior boys’ to the Broncos. Danny Chapman led the Muskies with six points.
Bear trap And in girls’ exhibition hockey action last night in Rainy River, the Muskies were upended by the Lake of the Woods Bears (Baudette) for the second time this season, falling 3-1.
Lake of the Woods survived early penalty problems, killing off three-straight minors to start the game, including an 18-second twoplayer advantage for the Muskies.
Breezy Johnson and Danielle Rudd scored 2:48 apart midway through the first to give the Bears a 2-0 lead.
Kristin Roehrig replied for Fort High with 1:34 left in the second to cut the lead in half.
But Sam Reinert connected halfway through the third to ice the win.
The Muskies—who outshot the Bears 18-13 in the game—lost 2-1 to Lake of the Woods here Nov. 21.
Both the Muskie boys’ and girls’ hockey teams host the Red Lake Rams for two games each this weekend.
The girls’ team, whose games against Red Lake will be of the exhibition variety, play the Rams tonight at 7 p.m. in the ’52 Canadians Arena and again tomorrow at noon in the Ice for Kids Arena.
The boys, who sport an 8-0-1 in league play, will take on the Rams in NorWOSSA regular-season action tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Ice for Kids Arena, and then play the rematch tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. in the ’52 Canadians Arena.