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F.P. Walshe Junior Flyers capture second basketball tournament title

The tournament champion F.P. Walshe Flyers. Back row, from left: manager Michelle Barnes, Tavin Goodstriker, Shelby Scout-Bastien, Tenaya Goodstriker, Karsen Black Water, Haley Cervo, Sheridan George and coach Al Black Water. Front row, from left: Sidney Wolff, Tess Luther, Tiegan Trotter, Cassie Little Bear and Harlee Grier.

The tournament champion F.P. Walshe Flyers. Back row, from left: manager Michelle Barnes, Tavin Goodstriker, Shelby Scout-Bastien, Tenaya Goodstriker, Karsen Black Water, Haley Cervo, Sheridan George and coach Al Black Water. Front row, from left: Sidney Wolff, Tess Luther, Tiegan Trotter, Cassie Little Bear and Harlee Grier.

F.P. Walshe Flyers won their second junior high school girls basketball tournament of the season on Saturday.
The Flyers placed first in the tournament hosted by Matthew Halton school at Pincher Creek.
Flyers 49 Dragons 21
The Flyers opened the tournament Friday with a 49-21 win over St. Mike’s Dragons from Pincher Creek.
The Flyers opened a 16-9 halftime lead before breaking the game open with 21 points in the third quarter.
Tenaya Goodstriker earned Player of the Game honours for the Flyers as she poured in a game-high 15 points.
Sidney Wolff and Sheridan George both scored eight points for the Flyers.
Haley Cervo and Tavin Goodstriker each had six points, Karsen Black Water had four and Tiegan Trotter had two.
Flyers 36 Cougars 31
The Flyers pulled out a tight 36-31 win Saturday over Cardston Cougars in their next tournament match.
The Flyers went up 22-10 at halftime and then held off the determined Cougars in the second half.
Tenaya Goodstriker led all players with 17 points for F.P. Walshe.
Karsen Black Water scored eight points for the Flyers and Sheridan George had seven on her way to being named Player of the Game.
Haley Cervo and Tess Luther each had two points.
That win vaulted the Flyers into the championship game on Saturday against host Matthew Halton Hawks.
Flyers 48 Hawks 37
F.P. Walshe got off to a quick start in the final, taking a 15-5 lead in the first quarter and extending it to 28-11 by halftime.
The Flyers continued to pull away and led 40-20 by the end of the third quarter, cruising to a 48-37 win and the tournament title.
Tenaya Goodstriker scored 15 points for F.P. Walshe in the victory.
Player of the game Tavin Goodstriker had six points, Karsen Black Water had five and Tiegan Trotter, Sheridan George and Shelby Scout each had four.
Sidney Wolff, Haley Cervo, Tess Luther, Cassie Little Bear and Harlee Grier each had two points for the Flyers.
Madilyn Whitehead of the Hawks led all scorers with 17 points.
Flyers 69 Pandas 16
The Flyers soared to a 69-16 win over Crowsnest Pass Pandas on Jan. 12.
F.P. Walshe jumped out to a 26-0 lead in the first quarter and were ahead 37-3 by halftime.
Tenaya Goodstriker scored 12 for the Flyers and Cassie Little Bear had 11.
Harlee Grier, Tavin Goodstriker and Tess Luther each had eight points for F.P. Walshe and Tiegan Trotter had seven.
Haley Cervo and Sheridan George had six points apiece for the Flyers and Sidney Wolff had two.

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