By Woodard, Dale on December 17, 2019.
The Raymond Comets boys varsity basketball team are the Cardston Cougar Classic champions, while the Calgary Centennial girls team took the title home for the third consecutive year.
In a southern Alberta clash, the Comets got past the host Cardston Cougars 96-73 in the gold medal game Saturday night at Cardston High School.
On the girls side, Calgary Centennial completed the hat trick with their third title in as many years following a 59-40 win over Okotoks Foothills.
In the boys gold medal game, Boston Harker and Liam Davison paced the Comets with 19 and 18 points, respectively.
Payson Hill added 17 points and Jeter Heggie and Brady Baines each scored 14.
For Cardston, Rhett Lewis led the way with 17 points, Draysn Card hit for 16 and Corom Gregson contributed with 11.
Jayden Tanner led Centennial in the girls championship game with 23 points. For Foothills, Jadia O’Bray and Chloe Hunter each scored eight points.
In Friday night play the Comets downed Cranbrook Mount Baker 115-42 as Baines put up 17 points and Harker hit for 15.
Drake Still (14 points) and Davison (13) also hit double digits for Raymond.
Tyson Tanner scored 15 points for Mount Baker.
Cardston edged the Centennial Coyotes 71-70 on opening night as Lewis had a 25-point game and Gregson added 19.
Matt Christofferson scored 13 points for Centennial. Conor McCulloch had 12.
The Chinook Coyotes boys also posted a win Friday thanks to a 93-74 win over Notre Dame as Karon Valgardson led Chinook with 24 points.
Jared Rollingson and Aiden Doyle added 15 and 13 points, respectively, for the Coyotes.
In girls play Friday, Cardston lost a close 54-53 decision to the Bowness Trojans.
Leading the Cougars was Jill Leishman with 15 points and Lauren Wolsey with 14. Tylor Merrill put up 10 points for Cardston.
Ava Kearl scored 18 points for the Trojans.