By Lethbridge Herald on January 27, 2020.
The Cardston Cougars varsity boys basketball team did their part to keep pace with the Raymond Comets in Southern Alberta High School Basketball League weekend play.
The Cougars downed the Catholic Central Cougars 105-66 Saturday night at Catholic Central to improve to 5-2 on the season.
That ties them for second with the 5-3 Magrath Zeniths and keeps them four points back of the 7-0 Comets, who downed the Zeniths 96-87 Friday night in Raymond.
On Saturday, Cardston had five players top the 10-point mark, led by Mitch Nelson’s 18-point performance and Corom Gregson’s 16.
Graedon Woodward added 14 points for Cardston, Draysn Card scored 13 and McCoy Duce had 11.
For Catholic Central (0-7), Josh Crawford led the way with 28 points and Sebastian Plarisan chipped in with 10.
In the junior varsity game the Wildcats won 103-99, led by Hayden Weasel Head’s 27 points. Mitch Fracis also topped the 20-point mark with 23.
Noah Wood, Brysen Scott and Cole Quinton had 13, 12 and 10 points, respectively.
On Friday night in Raymond, Brady Baines scored 26 points as the Comets moved to 7-0 this season.
Jeter Heggie added 18 points, Drake Still scored 17 and Boston Harker had 16.
Dray Walburger paced the Zeniths with a 27-point night, while Garrett Stock scored 14, Mason Hoffman hit for 13, Cody Tollestrup had 12 and Mac Strong chipped in with 10.
The Comets also won the junior varsity game as West James and Konnor Kanyo each scored 18 points and Ryker Dewsbery put up 17 in an 82-68 win over the Zeniths. Mason Leavitt scored 14 points for Raymond.
For Magrath, Ty Michelson scored 22 points and J.T. Smith put up 10.
In girls play Saturday night the Magrath Pandas handed the Raymond Comets their first loss with a 67-65 win. The Pandas are 6-3, while the Comets are now 7-1.
Leading Magrath was Hattie Ogden with 20 points. Emily Hall and Macie Wocknitz scored 14 and 12 points, respectively.
Saige Gibb led Raymond with 20 points.