Colts get belated tourney title
It was a tournament final a couple weeks late, but the winner didn’t really come as a surprise if the newest high school basketball rankings are any indication.
On Monday in Dunmore, Monsignor McCoy’s varsity girls beat Eagle Butte 84-49 in what was billed as both a league contest and the belated final of High River’s Sandie Bexson Memorial Tournament.
The tournament final was to be played Feb. 4, but the two Medicine Hat-area teams instead decided to drive home and award the trophy after the Feb. 13 game. Sure enough, it was the provincially secondranked Colts who got to keep it.
Eagle Butte fell from 10th to an honourable mention in the rankings released this week, while McCoy remained second behind only Taber’s WR Myers.
Many other rankings are not yet out on the Alberta Schools Athletic Association website, and there’s some question as to the validity of what’s online now given that the official timeline suggests mid-February rankings wouldn’t be released until Friday.
In other recent league play, McCoy’s boys had a good weekend with blowout wins over Crescent Heights and Eagle Butte. On Friday the varsity Colts beat Crescent Heights 10348, following a 96-39 win for their juniors. Saturday saw McCoy win 87-46 over Eagle Butte in varsity play and 85-39 in junior varsity.
As for Hat High’s teams, which play in a different, predominantly 4A league, the varsity Mohawks are now 6-3 and will host 4-5 Catholic Central on Friday at Crescent Heights. The varsity Kwahommies are 4-3 and were at home to LCI last night — they lost 67-62 in the varsity game and 77-66 in junior varsity.