Muskies split with Eagles


The Muskie court sports teams broke even in NorWOSSA action Tuesday against the Dryden Eagles.
The junior girls’ basketball team fell 19-18 in a tight defensive battle.
“We had the lead 15-10 by halftime [despite] some sloppy play,” coach Dan Bird noted.
“Our defence was nowhere [near] to what we have been playing,” he lamented. “[And] there was too much individual play offensively.
“When we executed a practised play which involved everyone on the court, it worked to perfection,” Bird added.
“[Then] the team decided to try some individual scoring and forced some long shots, which cost us in the end.
“When we play a team in our league, we should be able to work the ball for some good opportunities inside the three-point line,” Bird stressed.
The junior squad fell to 5-2 and face a must-win game today in Kenora in order to wrap up first place and a bye to the NorWOSSA final.
The senior girls, meanwhile, improved to 5-2 with a 27-17 victory to pull even with the Eagles for first place.
Meanwhile, the Muskie junior boys’ volleyball team kept their undefeated streak alive with a straight-set victory over Dryden by scores of 25-19, 25-22, and 25-15.
The senior boys, however, fell to 0-7 with a four-sets loss.