January 23rd, 2021

Comets clinch first in SAHSBL

By Woodard, Dale on March 9, 2020.

Lethbridge Herald

The Raymond Comets have run the table in the Southern Alberta High School Basketball League regular season.

The Comets defeated the Winston Churchill Bulldogs 126-76 to complete the season 14-0 and in first place.

Leading the Comets Saturday night was Payson Hill with 22 points, while Drake Still hit for 19.

Jeter Heggie and Reuben Baldry added 18 points each for the Comets and Brady Baines scored 14.

Jayce Smalleyes led the Bulldogs with 20 points. Polo Los Banes scored 18 for Winston Churchill and Tie Dewacht drained 15.

In the junior varsity game Raymond won 80-52 as West James had a 20-point night for the Comets. Mason Leavitt scored 13 points for Raymond, Jacob MacDonnell added 11 and Konnor Kanyo had 10.

Manga Bukuru topped the Bulldogs with 18 points.

In other Saturday action the LCI Rams earned an 84-65 road win over the Cardston Cougars.

Garrett Procee scored 18 points for the Rams and Marshall Scott drained 15.

Graedon Woodward led Cardston with 15 points. Braxen Scott also hit double digits with 11.

In the junior varsity game the Clippers won 92-83.

Leading LCI was Asher Bridge with 25 points, while Crew Hirsche and Carson Procee had 22 and 20 points, respectively. Mason Tanner added 12 points for the Rams.

For Cardston, Mitch Francis topped the scoresheet with 35 points. Hayden Weasel Head added 16 points and Hyrum Scott had 14.

In the other two boys games Saturday the Medicine Hat Mohawks beat Catholic Central Cougars 106-78 and the Magrath Zeniths defeated the Chinook Coyotes 107-86.

In girls play Saturday the Comets wrapped up the season at 13-1 and in first place with an 80-37 win over the Taber W.R. Myers Rebels in Taber.

The LCI Clippers downed the Cardston Cougars 83-65 Saturday night in Cardston as Brianna Jacobs had a 39-point outing for LCI. Kennedy Tanner scored 10 points for the Clippers.

Tylor Merrill led the Cougars with 15 points. Jill Leishman scored 12 for Cardston and Abby Nelson and Lauren Wolsey hit for 10.

The Clippers won the junior varsity game as Kenzie Kutsch had a 22-point afternoon for LCI.

Lily Neill and Faith Heggie each scored 16 points for the Clippers.

The Cougars were led by Blakely Shaw and Kiara Rabbit, who each had 13 points.

Kamryn Nelson scored 12 points for Cardston and Amber Virostek hit for 11.

In other girls games Saturdays the Medicine Hat Kwahommies beat the Catholic Central Cougars 68-33 in Medicine Hat, while at Chinook, the Magrath Zeniths downed the Coyotes 75-30.

In Friday’s boys games, LCI downed the Catholic Central 91-61 at LCI.

Procee had 21 points for LCI and David Kindley added 19. Also hitting double digits for the Rams was Carter Johnson (16) and Aaron McNabb (10).

Josh Crawford topped the Cougars with 16 points and Tate Stroud hit for 12.

In the junior varsity game LCI won 88-45, led by an 18-point performance from Hirsche. Bridge and Sam McLeod scored 14 and 12 points, respectively.

Sebastian Plarisan paced the Cougars with seven points.

The Cardston Cougars boys earned a road with a 91-87 decision over the Magrath Zeniths.

Rhett Lewis led on the scoresheet for Cardston with 22 points and teammate Woodward was one point behind with 21.

Isaac Atwood added 18 points for the Cougars and Mitch Nelson put up 14.

Dray Walburger scored 27 points for the Zeniths and Colton Finck bucketed 21.

Garrett Stock and Cody Tollestrup chipped in with 13 and 12 points for the Zeniths.

The Cougars won the junior varsity game 102-89 as Mitch Fracis and Scott each scored 23 points for Cardston. Brysen Scott had 21 points for the Cougars, Weasel Head scored 12 and Colton Palmer chipped in with 10.

Levi Balderson put up 20 points for the Zeniths and Ty Michelson scored 19.

Hunter Cook, Joseph Van Bruggen and J.T. Smith had 14, 12 and 11-point games, respectively, for Magrath.

The Comets earned a 116-79 win over the Coyotes.

The Comets were led by Liam Davison, who scored 26 points, followed by Brady Baines with 23.

Baldry scored 19 points for the Comets and Heggie had 17.

Karson Valgardson paced the Coyotes with 20 points. Jace Jessen and Brenden Sarmiento chipped in with 11 and 10 points, respectively, for Chinook.

The Comets won the junior varsity game 88-74.

Rkyer Dewsbery had 26 points for Raymond, Mason Leavitt added 15, Izaak Long scored 13 and Jacob Mac Donnell hit for 12.

Walsh Parker contributed 14 for the Coyotes.

The Medicine Hat Mohawks earned a 93-81 road win at Winston Churchill over the Bulldogs.

Ethan Egert had 24 points for the Mohawks and Austin Walton added 19. Elijah Buachie Kaba scored 15 points for Medicine Hat and Aiden Gripp had 14.

Polo Los Banes had a 20-point game to lead the Bulldogs and Eric Delauw had 13. Marcus Pauly and Tyreese Russell had 11 and 10 points, respectively, for Winston Churchill.

Medicine Hat won the junior varsity game 102-58, led by Connor Appell’s 19-point game. Sebastian Perez hit for 17 points for the Mohawks and Jayce Smith added 16.

Manga Bukuru drained 19 points for the Bulldogs and Ryker Morrell scored 16.

At LCI Friday, the Clippers earned a home court win with an 87-56 win over the Catholic Central Cougars.

Presley Heggie led LCI with 39 points and Annah Westrop and Renae Csurka each added 10.

For Catholic Central Aimee Baron and Claire Talbot each had 15-points games.

In the junior varsity game the Clippers won 69-60.

Kutsch and Neill each had 14 points for LCI.

MacKenzie Schindeler led Catholic Central with 13 points and Avorie Henderson put up 12.

The Magrath Pandas downed Cardston 69-47 as Elly Johnson scored 14 points for Magrath and Carly Blackmore had 13.

Tylor Merrill topped Cardston with 19 points.

In Raymond, the Comets downed the Coyotes 111-30 as seven Comets hit double digits.

The hosts were led by Saige Gibb, who had 18 points, followed by Kyra Collier with 17 points and Abby Graves with 16. Kelby Terry (13), Kyla Bohne (12), Taylor Ralph (11) and Mataya Francis (10) also topped the 10-point mark for the Comets.

For the Coyotes, Takeo Uyesugi put up nine points.

In the junior varsity game the Comets won 70-39 as Jane Heggie led the way with 21 points.

Ivory Romeril scored 15 points for the Comets and Drew Armener had 12.

Megan Lea and Marin Ferguson each scored nine points for Chinook.

In the other girls game Friday, the Rebels got past Medicine Hat 58-55.

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