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Livingstone Sabres slice Blue and White foes

Cole Black Water

Cole Black Water of the F.P. Walshe Flyers drives through Jordan Parkin of the Calgary Christian Cougars on his way to the basket.

Livingstone Sabres beat Calgary Christian Cougars 75-62 Saturday to win the championship of the 43rd annual Blue and White tournament at F.P. Walshe school.
Led by tournament MVP Travis Butt the Sabres went undefeated in the eight-team tournament to claim the championship.
West Island College Wolves from Calgary beat host F.P. Walshe Flyers 89-73 Saturday night to claim third place.
“I was very pleased with the team this tournament,” Flyers coach Clayton Orr said. “I hope the Flyers realized they can compete with the best. We just need to do better at a few things and play full 40-minute games. I believe the skill and work is there, we just need to be mentally prepared and stay mentally sharp.”
In the consolation final Taber St. Mary’s Celtics beat Willow Creek Cobras from Claresholm 62-45.
In the game to decide seventh and eighth place, Matthew Halton Hawks beat St. Michael’s Dragons 102-50 in a showdown between Pincher Creek schools.
Flyers 76 Hawks 37
The host Flyers opened the tournament on the right foot Friday night with a 76-37 win over Matthew Halton Hawks.
The Flyers got balanced scoring in the victory as Stuart Poettcker, Jordan Ruzek and Logan Gregory each scored 14 points.
Nathan Orr had 12 points for the Flyers and Cole Black Water scored 11.
Jonathan Colp, Brayden Russell and Jason Doyle each scored two.
Carlos Burgo replied with 11 points for the Hawks.
Jordan Ruzek was the Flyers game star.

Jordan Ruzek

Jordan Ruzek of the F.P. Walshe Flyers battles for a rebound against Austin Grace of the Calgary Christian Cougars.

The victory advanced the Flyers to the semifinals on Saturday afternoon against Calgary Christian Cougars, who beat St. Mary’s Celtics 81-7 in the opening round.
Cougars 70 Flyers 43
Calgary Christian went on a 10-0 run to open the game and were in control throughout as the Cougars beat the Flyers 70-43.
Jordan Parkin of the Cougars led all scorers with 14 points.
Logan Gregory scored 11 points for F.P. Walshe and Cole Black Water had 10. Jordan Ruzek had six points, Nathan Orr had five, Dalton Donahue had four and Stuart Poettcker had three.
Stuart Poettcker was the Flyers game star.
That disappointing loss meant the Flyers would play for third place against West Island Wolves, who lost 89-68 in the semifinals to Livingstone Sabres.
Wolves 89 Flyers 73
On Saturday night the Flyers fell behind 32-16 to start the game and could not recover as the Wolves raced to an 89-73 win.
The Flyers matched the Wolves the rest of the game and even narrowed the margin as close as 11 points but could not get even.
Logan Gregory led the Flyers with 22 points. Nathan Orr 18 and Stuart Poettcker 15.
Nathan Orr was the Flyers game star.

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