Senior hoopsters earn win

The Muskie senior girls’ basketball team went out with one thing on their minds as they hosted the Kenora Broncos in NorWOSSA action on Tuesday—winning.
And they succeeded.
The seniors earned a 33-22 triumph, with head coach Ian Simpson noting his team went in and played a good defensive game.
He also said the girls have improved their foul shooting, going up from about 25-30 percent to 70 percent on Tuesday, which contributed significantly to the win.
Alyssa Holliday led the attack with 11 points while Emily Haggberg added seven.
Simpson noted the team still needs to work hard on developing their skills, particularly their outside shots, but he praised their effort Tuesday, saying the game was well-played overall.
Meanwhile, the Muskie senior boys’ volleyball team went out and played their best in their first two sets here Tuesday against Kenora, but it wasn’t enough as they fell 25-19 and 25-22.
It was a different story in the third set, however, as the Broncos cruised to a 25-13 win to sweep the best-of-five match.
Despite losing all three sets, Bronco coach Reg MacDonald said the Muskies have “improved over the last several years” and soon they’ll be a force to be reckoned with.
He concluded by saying the black-and-gold show “signs” of greatness.
Both Muskie junior teams also came away winless Tuesday against Kenora.
The boys’ volleyball team was swept 25-19, 25-22, and 25-21 while the girls’ basketball squad suffered a 32-9 shellacking at the hands of the Broncos.
Rachel Dutton and Lauren Gurski were the Muskie high scorers with four points apiece.
Head coach Dan Bird said his team wasn’t prepared to play against the full-court pressures, so they worked on ball movement with no dribbling at their next practise.
Bird hoped the team will be more prepared this weekend’s tournament in Thunder Bay, which opens tonight against Churchill.
The junior boys are off to Dryden for a volleyball tournament this weekend.
All four court teams resume NorWOSSA play this coming Tuesday (Nov. 1) in Kenora.

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