January 18th, 2019

Mohawks atop senior standings as high school season resumes

By None on January 11, 2019.

Medicine Hat News

In what’s widely considered the toughest high school boys basketball division in the province, Hat High’s Mohawks are currently ruling the roost.

The Mohawks beat Winston Churchill 99-72 Tuesday on home court, improving to 5-0 in the Southern Alberta High School Basketball League.

Only the Cardston Cougars, at 4-0, have an unbeaten mark as well.

Fred Kabore’s 21 points led the way for Hat High, but it was depth that really made the difference. Eidan Jonker had 18, Ethan Egert 16 and five other players scored at least six points.

Churchill was led by Kevin Davies’ 17 points and only had nine players listed on the game sheet. They trailed by nine at the half but didn’t have the endurance to stick with the Mohawks.

Hat High’s junior boys also earned a win Tuesday, more than doubling up the Bulldogs, 84-41. Every Mohawk player scored, led by Carter Schultz’s 18 and Orin May’s 15 points. Favour Ipaa had 16 in response but was one of only five Churchill players to even get a point. They improved to 2-2.

Hat High’s girls hosted WR Myers Wednesday night, falling 97-90.

Emma Wintoniak led the Kwahommies with 20, while Kyla Kearley and Kyler Varga had 17 and 16, respectively. A massive 34-point outing from Kitawna Sparks led the Rebels. Both teams are now 3-2.

Hat High won the junior girls game 74-38, putting four players in double figures including Hannah Salmon with 13.

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As for Southeast Basketball Conference play, there were a full slate of games this week.

In Tuesday’s boys games, Rosemary beat Eagle Butte 87-54 in the only varsity matchup. In junior play, Bassano beat Brooks 84-66 and in a non-conference game, McCoy beat Vauxhall 99-33.

On Wednesday, Rosemary made another successful trip in beating Crescent Heights’ varsity boys 85-73. A huge fourth quarter led by Brandon Kasdorf (38 points) and three three-pointers from Zack Gibbon were the difference. Gavin Angstadt had a massive first quarter en route to a 19-point night for the hosts, while Niall Weich and Chris Gilham each had 17.

In an earlier junior boys matchup, Crescent Heights beat Vauxhall 92-56. Weich poured in 30 points.

McCoy’s girls beat St. Joseph’s 64-14 in junior play, then the Colts varsity crew upended Crescent Heights 66-22 Wednesday. Eagle Butte’s varsity girls went to Brooks but fell 51-46.

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