Titans finish third
The Drayton-Valley-Edinburg Titans took third place at the 4th annual St. Thomas Girls’ B-Squad Basketball Tournament with a 54-46 win over the Midway-Minto Mustangs.
The contest was close and physical all the way through. The Titans held a 13-11 advantage after one quarter and led at the intermission.
D-V-E maintained a 37-33 lead after three quarters and held a four point lead with up to two minutes left in the quarter before going on a late-game run to win by eight.
The Mustangs sent the Titans to the free-throw line a total of 35 times and had three players foul out of the game.
The Titans went 20-for-35 from the charity stripe, good for 57 percent and went 9-for-16 from the line in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, the Mustangs went to the line 31 times, making 16 shots, good for 51 percent.
Sophomore Alex Braathen led the Titans with a game-high 23 points, followed by Rachel Jonasson with 10 and Jayln Larson with nine points. Kristy Estad added six points for D-V-E, followed by Emily Swanson with four and Haley Jackson with two points.
Sophomore Cassidy Burnett and freshman Shelby Dahley led M-M with 12 points each. Hayley Hovde added seven points for the Mustangs, followed by Courtney Burnett with six, Amber Gerszewski with four and Erin Misialek, Carly Magnus and Katy SnoBeck with two points each.
Grafton C 59,
North Border 34
The Grafton Spoilers C squad jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in their 59-34 win over the North Border Eagles in the fifth place game.
Led by Jayden Hanson’s seven and Betsy Jiskra’s four points, the Spoilers built up a 21-4 lead after one quarter and never looked back after that.
Hanson led the Spoilers with 15 points, followed by Desi Contreras with 13 and Jiskra with 11 points. Karly Kennelly added eight points for the Spoilers, followed by Megan Osowski with six and Mikaila Livingood and Lexi Hernandez with three points each.
Kylah Horsley led North Border with a game-high 18 points.
Park River-F-L C 32
Erin Kovarik led PR-F-L with 14 points which included a 6-for-6 performance from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter. Jade Olson added nine points for the Aggies, followed by Peyton Cole with five and Emily Laaveg and Kirsten Whaley with two points each.