Redmen too much for Muskies

The Muskie senior boys’ basketball team was optimistic about their chances against the Port Arthur Collegiate Redmen during the best-of-three NWOSSAA final this past weekend, but one player proved to be too much for them.
Guard Alex Myros led the Redmen to the all-Ontarios as the Thunder Bay squad dumped the Muskies 57-39 in the opening game Friday night and then 70- 42 on Saturday morning to complete the sweep.
Myros scored 18 points in the first game and 40 in the second one.
The Muskies’ inability to maintain possession of the ball also led to their demise.
“Basically, we had no scoring touch,” said head coach Paul Noonan, who related the missed shots to a disease. Once it starts, it seems to be contagious.
The Muskies seemed to have improved during the second game, trailing the Redmen by just two points at halftime (24-22), but things only got worse from there.
“I thought our defence played well, but we didn’t have any answer for No. 15 [Myros],” said Noonan.
The Muskies ended their season with an overall record of 16- 7. They had finished atop the NorWOSSA standings and earned a bye into the league final, where they beat the host Dryden Eagles to advance to NWOSSAA.
This year’s all-Ontarios start Wednesday in Perth, about an hour outside of Ottawa.