Colts place fourth to open sea­son

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The Swift Cur­rent Comp. Colts se­nior boys bas­ket­ball team placed fourth with one win and two losses at the first an­nual Help­ing Hoops Se­nior Boys In­vi­ta­tional Tour­na­ment hosted by AE Pea­cock Col­le­giate in Moose Jaw over the week­end.

The Colts opened their sea­son with a 94-31 win over the Greenall Griffins af­ter scor­ing 33 points in the first quar­ter, fol­lowed by a 29-point sec­ond quar­ter. Rhett Vavra led the Colts with 24 points, fol­lowed by 17 points from Nolan Klein.

“The Griffins were young and our press de­fense caused lots of turnovers that we con­verted into layups,” noted head coach Adam Jack­son.

The Colts led the Vanier Vikings at half­time, but lost their sec­ond game 83-72. Klein scored 19 points, while Vavra fol­lowed with 17 points.

“Our in­abil­ity to con­tain drib­ble pen­e­tra­tion in the sec­ond half lead to open shots for the Vikings,” said Jack­son.

The Colts dropped the bronze medal game 99-53 to the Regina Chris­tian Griz­zlies. Aussie Wiebe scored 12 points, while Brock Wall added 10 points.

“The Griz­zlies have won four of the last six 3A Provin­cial Cham­pi­onships and it showed. They were a big, ath­letic team that dom­i­nated ev­ery phase of the game,” said Jack­son.

The Colts will be in Regina for the 30th An­niver­sary Fekula Clas­sic hosted by Bal­four Col­le­giate be­gin­ning on Thurs­day. They will play the Saska­toon Beth­le­hem Stars and Regina Le­boldus Golden Suns in the round robin.

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