Barnwell Trojans shut down the F.P. Walshe Flyers in the second half Saturday night while scoring 34 points of their own to win the Blue and White basketball tournament.
Barnwell held a narrow 38-31 lead after the first half but pulled away in the second for a 75-43 win.
Eight teams took part in the two-day junior varsity high school girls basketball tournament at F.P. Walshe.
Flyers 88 Holy Trinity 49
The Flyers opened the tournament Friday with an 88-49 win over Holy Trinity Knights from Okotoks.
The Flyers led 43-38 at the half and poured it on in the second to get the win.
Nicole Quinlan led the Flyers with 17 points, Hannah Bullock scored 15 and Jayden Goodstriker scored 13.
Katie Bullock and Carlin Van Driesten each scored 10 points for F.P. Walshe, Cheyenne Hofer had seven and Sam Bassett, Ashlee Koch and Holly Bergo each had four. Carleigh Grier-Stewart and Rachelle Orr had two apiece.
In other opening round games it was Barnwell 83, Matthew Halton Hawks 45; Coalhurst 68, Willow Creek Composite Cobras 32; and Raymond Comets 53, Oilfields Drillers 36.
Flyers 59 Raymond 53
The winners advanced to the semifinals on Saturday, with the Flyers taking on Raymond and Barnwell playing Coalhurst.
Fast starts proved the difference in the Flyers 59-53 win over Raymond on Saturday afternoon.
The Flyers jumped to a 22-11 lead in the opening quarter.
Raymond fought back to narrow the gap to 34-28 at halftime but the Flyers burst from the gate again to start the third quarter, outscoring Raymond 14-2.
The Flyers took a 48-30 lead into the final quarter but the Comets didn’t quit. Raymond outscored F.P. Walshe 23-9 in the fourth quarter but the Flyers held on for a 59-53 win.
Cheyenne Hofer had a big game with 18 points for the Flyers.
Hannah Bullock scored 11, Katie Bullock had 10 and Carlin Van Driesten had eight. Rachelle Orr scored six, Nicole Quinlan had four and Carleigh Grier-Stewart scored two.
In the other semifinal Barnwell beat Coalhurst 78-66 to advance to the final against F.P. Walshe.
Barnwell 75 Flyers 43
Nicole Quinlan scored six and Katie Bullock and Cheyenne Hofer each had two in the first quarter of the championship game as the Flyers took a 21-19 lead.
Barnwell battled back to lead 38-31 at halftime, despite Carlin Van Driesten scoring eight of her 13 points in that quarter for the Flyers.
Barnwell pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring the Flyers 18-9, and then added 19 more in the fourth quarter while limiting Walshe to just three for a 75-43 win.
Carlin Van Driesten was top scorer for the Flyers with 13 points and Cheyenne Hofer had eight.
Nicole Quinlan had six, Katie Bullock and Hannah Bullock each had five and Rachelle Orr, Ashlee Koch and Carleigh Grier-Stewart had two apiece.