Muskies split with Eagles

The Muskie court sports teams squared off against the Dryden Eagles yesterday at Fort High.
Both the junior and senior girls’ basketball teams won their matches while the two boys’ volleyball teams were beaten.
The senior girls’ basketball team kicked off the afternoon with a 31-20 victory—their first of the season.
Alyssa Holliday led the way with 12 points.
The junior girls, meanwhile, improved to 3-0 on the season after earning a 34-23 victory over the visiting Eagles.
Jaime Holliday led the juniors with eight points—the bulk of her scoring coming in the paint. Lauren Gurski chipped in seven.
But while the girls were finding success on the court, the boys struggled against two quality Eagle volleyball teams.
The senior boys were competitive in the first two sets against Dryden, losing both by identical scores of 25-22, 25-22, before coming undone in the third (25-14).
The loss left the Muskies winless so far in NorWOSSA play.
The junior boys volleyball fared somewhat better than their senior counterparts but also were unable to break their winless drought.
Following an abysmal first set in which the Eagles dominated the home team 25-9, the Muskies rallied to win the second one 25-20 to even the best-of-five match.
But that was as close as they would get as the Eagles took the next two hard-fought sets 25-21 and 25-23 to earn the victory.
The Muskies resume NorWOSSA action next Thursday when the Kenora Broncos come to town. Play gets underway at 3 p.m.