January 18th, 2019

Mohawks, Colts win tournaments

By None on December 11, 2018.

NEWS PHOTO RYAN MCCRACKEN
Hat High Mohawks guard Austin Walton drives to the basket for a layup during a game against Central Memorial in the Medicine Hat High School Green and White Invitational basketball tournament on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018.

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Medicine Hat basketball teams posted a solid set of weekend results, including two on home court.

Both of Hat High’s varsity basketball teams wound up in their respective finals in the Green and White Classic Saturday evening.

In the boys final, the Mohawks beat Calgary’s Lester B. Pearson Patriots 84-79. Eidan Jonker had 22 points for Hat High, Fred Kabore had 18 and they held off a late charge.

Pearson didn’t record full names for their players on the game sheet, but they were down about 10 at the half before making things interesting down the stretch.

Kabore and Jonker were named tournament all-stars. Hat High advanced to the final by way of an 86-70 win over Central Memorial earlier in the day. Jonker had 23 and Kabore 21 in that semifinal, while Memorial didn’t list any names of their players.

On the girls side of the tournament, the Kwahommies fell 72-65 to Taber’s WR Myers. Kitawna Sparks had a big game for the Rebels, pouring in 24 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

As for Hat High, Kyler Varga scored 23 and Jordyn Knight had 18 points, four rebounds and three steals.

Athol Murray College beat Estevan 89-44 in the third-place girls game. Edmonton’s St. Francis took the consolation side of the bracket.

Hat High wasn’t the only team to report a tournament win Saturday. Monsignor McCoy’s varsity girls beat host Notre Dame 60-41 in Red Deer, continuing their early-season success. They beat Edmonton’s St. Joseph’s 68-42 and Red Deer’s Hunting Hills 62-52 to get there.

McCoy’s junior girls also won. At Vauxhall for the Megan Kondor Tournament — Kondor was the Medicine Hat College player who died tragically two years ago — the Colts edged Senator Gershaw’s Gators 59-58 in the final. They beat Coaldale and Kate Andrews en route to the win.

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