Colts get be­lated tour­ney ti­tle

Medicine Hat News - - SPORTS -

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.

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