Ardens win silver at home
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.