South Peace News
And then there were two!
Only two teams remain undefeated in Smoky River Junior High School Basketball League play after games last week. The Kinuso Knights girl’s team and the Donnelly G.P Vanier Vipers boy’s team both lost twice to fall from the ranks of the undefeated.
It leaves the St. Andrew’s Saints girl’s team [4-0] and the Slave Lake Roland Michener Rams boy’s team [5-0] as the only perfect teams left.
The week of upsets began Jan. 15 at Kinuso when the winless Vipers clipped the Knights 28-22. Darby Heckbert led the Vipers with 10 points while Jenna Brulotte added seven.
Sierra Sheldon replied with a game-high 11 points for the Knights while Keanna Locke added six.
The Knights boys won their second game of the year over the undefeated Vipers 39-34. Tanner Churchill scored a dozen points to key the win while Ethan Wedmid added 11 and Aspen Gullion eight.
John Perez replied with 12 points for the Vipers, who trailed 14-11, 21-20, and 30-26 at the quarter intervals.
On Jan. 17, the Knights were swept by the Prairie River Raiders in High Prairie. The Raiders girl’s team won 48-40 while the boy’s team won 39-29.
Rachelle Lemay scored 14 points and Naomi Strebchuk added 13 to key the girl’s victory while Locke scored 12 for the Knights.
In the boy’s game, PRJH built a 34-20 lead on the strength of 11 points from Kieran Larson and nine from Dave Espina.
Gullion and Austin McLaughlin each netted eight for the Knights.
In Gift Lake, the Saints girls remained perfect with a 31-21 win over the Hurricanes.
In Gift Lake, the Saints girls remained perfect with a 31-21 win over the Hurricanes. Daisy Porisky led the way with eight points while Ella Deering and Abbie Cottingham each added six.
Courtney Anderson scored nine points for the Hurricanes while Ocean Anderson added eight.
The Saints boys won 58-36 as Ethan Smith poured in 26 points while Jerrick Anderson scored 13 points to lead the Hurricanes.
Also on Jan. 17, the Slave Lake St. Francis Falcons tripped the visiting Atikameg Warriors 41-22. Eight different Falcons scored but none hit double figures.
Keshan McLeod and Elmer Laboucan each scored eight points for the Warriors.
The final game Jan. 17 saw the visiting Rams defeat the Vipers 43-38 in Donnelly.