Muskie hoops squads claim bronze in T-Bay


It’s always nice to come away with some hardware, which both Muskie girls’ basketball teams were able to do over the weekend at the annual Tiger Fall Classic tournament in Thunder Bay.
Both the juniors and seniors claimed bronze at the tourney, battling hard and representing Fort High well in each game.
The juniors opened play on Friday with a 46-23 romp over the St. Patrick Saints.
Heaven States led all scorers with 16 points while Tatum Glowasky chipped in with 10.
Serena Teeple potted six points, with Ayiana Gagne, Tierney Rousseau, and Joyce Wu each netting four and Emily Fitzgerald adding a basket.
But Fort High then lost its second game on Saturday 33-23 to the Hammarskjold Vikings.
States again led the way with an 11-point performance while Glowasky added six points.
Teeple, Anna Gagne, and Rousseau each chipped in a basket to round out the offence.
That loss dropped the Muskies into the Bronze-Medal Game, where they came away with a 27-10 victory over the host Westgate Tigers.
States was the leading scorer with eight points, which also earned her player-of-the-game honours.
Glowasky chipped in with six points, while Ayiana Gagne had five. Grace Smith, Joyce Wu, and Monika Ruppenstein each added a basket while Teeple and Fitzgerald both got a point off a free-throw.
As for the seniors, they also compiled a 2-1 record to come away from the tourney with bronze.
The Muskies opened play on Friday with a thrilling 44-42 win over the talented St. Ignatius Falcons.
It was a big win for the Muskies as the Falcons have given them fits over the years.
Jamie Spencer led the way with a 15-point performance, which included going a perfect three-for-three on three-point attempts.
Grace Petsnick chipped in with 10 points while Keisha DeBungie added six.
Joanna Empey and Bella Ward both potted four points while Rachel Anderson and Janissa Judson recorded a basket each and Aurora Hutton added a single to round out the offence.
But Fort High suffered a tough 61-35 defeat to the Vikings on Saturday to drop down to the Bronze-Medal Game.
DeBungie dropped a team-high 15 points in the loss while Spencer added eight and Petsnick chipped in with seven.
Empey and Ward both added a basket.
The Muskies did end tourney play on a great note, however, as they dispatched the host Tigers 50-30 to snare bronze.
Petsnick led the way offensively with a 16-point showing while Spencer netted 10 points.
Simone Payne and Ward each scored six points while Judson chipped in with five.
Hutton potted three points with Carmen Hebert and DeBungie both adding a basket to round out the offence.
All four Muskie court sport teams were slated to resume NorWOSSA action this afternoon against the host Sioux Lookout Warriors, with the outcomes not known as of press time.
The Muskies then will welcome the Dryden Eagles to Fort High tomorrow afternoon.
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.