Ar­dens win sil­ver at home

The Southwest Booster - - SPORTS -

The Swift Cur­rent Comp. Se­nior Ar­dens bas­ket­ball team won their first two games to place sec­ond at their eight-team home tour­na­ment over the week­end.

The Ar­dens opened the tour­na­ment against the Moose Jaw Cen­tral Cy­clones on Fri­day and played some strong de­fense in a 70-22 win. Grade 12 post Vanessa Cloth­ier led the Ar­dens with 15 points, while Danika Messer added 12 and rookie Macken­zie Mcin­tyre chipped in 11 points.

Satur­day, the Ar­dens fol­lowed up with a 73-64 win over Wey­burn in the semi-fi­nal. Cloth­ier led the Ar­dens with 21 points, fol­lowed by 12 from Messer and 10 from Brook­lyn Choo-foo.

The Ar­dens lost the gold medal game 63-47 to the Prince Al­bert Carl­ton Cru­saders. Cloth­ier led the Ar­dens in scor­ing for a third straight game with 13 points. Jenna Sabine added nine points and Messer fin­ished with eight points.

The Ar­dens will re­turn to tour­na­ment ac­tion on Jan­uary 11-12 in Leth­bridge.

Ar­dens’ grade 12 post Vanessa Cloth­ier (mid­dle) rose above four Moose Jaw Cen­tral Cy­clones for a put-back bucket dur­ing a blowout win on Fri­day.

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