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Walshe Flyers soared to fourth in Winter Classic

Holly Bergo of the Flyers prepares to go up for a shot Saturday night against Hillspring.

The F.P. Walshe Flyers soared to fourth place Saturday in their own Winter Classic.
The Grade 9 Flyers won one of three games in the eight-team junior high girls basketball tournament, bowing 49-35 to Hillspring in the third-place game.
Flyers 47 St. Catherine’s 15
The Flyers opened the tournament Friday with a 47-15 win over St. Catherine’s school.
Ashlee Koch led the Flyers scoring with 12 points and Bella Gunderson scored nine.
Rachelle Orr scored six pints for F.P. Walshe and Katie Bullock, M.J. Goodfellow, Holly Bergo, Ashley Gunderson and Jessica Creason each had four.
The victory advanced the Flyers to a semifinal game against Crescent heights, who beat Magrath in the opening round.
Crescent Heights 54 Flyers 30
The Flyers hopes of advancing to the finals of their own tournament ended early Saturday afternoon.
Medicine Hat-based Crescent Heights beat the Flyers 54-30 in the semifinals.
Ashley Koch led all scorers with 14 points for the Flyers.
Katie Bullock and Bella Gunderson each had four points for the Flyers, Ashley Gunderson had three, Holly Bergo and Jessica Creason each had two and Bailey Perry had one.

Ashley Gunderson and Katie Bullock of the F.P. Walshe Flyers try to pry the ball from the hands of a Hillspring player Saturday night during the third-place game.

The loss to Crescent Heights put the Flyers in the third-place game Saturday night against Hillspring.
Hillspring beat Noble Central Blades 60-7 in their first game and dropped a tight 38-30 decision to Cardston in the semifinals.
Hillspring 49 Flyers 35
Hillspring had too much offence for the Flyers Saturday night as it rolled to a 49-35 win to claim third place in the tournament.
Bella Gunderson scored 11 points to lead the Flyers scoring.
Hannah Bullock and Ashlee Koch each scored six points, Katie Bullock had five, Holly Bergo had four and Ashley Gunderson had two.
With wins over the Grade 8 Flyers and Hillspring, Cardston advanced to play Crescent Heights in the championship.
Crescent Heights beat Cardston 39-24.
In the consolation final the Grade 8 Flyers beat Magrath 30-18 and in the game to decide seventh and eighth place, St. Catherine’s beat Noble Central 24-22

Ashlee Koch of the Flyers is surrounded by Hillspring players as she looks for a shot.