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Flyers lose heartbreaker to Lady Buffalos

Kayla Trotter of the Flyers battles for a rebound with Tavia Bekkering of the Vauxhall Queens

A free throw with two seconds remaining Saturday gave Brooks Lady Buffalos a 54-53 win over F.P. Walshe Flyers.
The win allowed the Buffalos to stampede home with bronze medals from the six-team junior varsity girls basketball tournament.
Vauxhall Queens and Kate Andrews Pride met in the championship of the Blue and White tournament at F.P. Walshe school.
In the game to decide fifth place, Oilfields Drillers from Black Diamond beat High River’s Notre Dame Collegiate 48-36.
Flyers 67 Notre Dame 14
The Flyers tipped off the tournament Friday by dominating Notre Dame College 67-14.
The Flyers opened a 34-6 halftime lead and never looked back.
Kayla Trotter was dominant for the Flyers, pouring in 22 points.
Ashley Gunderson had a dozen points, Katie Bullock had nine and Holly Bergo had eight.
Sarah Gregory scored six, Rachelle Orr had four and Angelica Conrad, Hannah Bullock and Ashlee Koch each had two.

Hannah Bullock of the F.P. Walshe Flyers drives towards the basket Saturday against Emily Johnston of the Brooks Lady Buffalos.

Vauxhall 54 Flyers 34
Vauxhall Queens broke open a tight game with 30 second-half points Friday on their way to a 54-34 win over the Flyers.
The Flyers held a 14-10 lead after the first quarter and the teams were tied 21-21 at the half.
Then Vauxhall pulled ahead 37-32 in the third quarter and outscored the Flyers 14-4 in the final 10 minutes to win 54-34.
Katie Bullock and Ashley Gunderson had eight points apiece for the flyers and Angelica Conrad scored six.
Kayla Trotter scored five points, Sarah Gregory had four, Rachelle Orr had two and Holly Bergo had one.
Brooks 54 Flyers 53
The loss to Vauxhall on Friday night relegated the Flyers to the bronze medal game Saturday afternoon against Brooks Lady Buffalos.
Brooks rumbled out to an 18-11 lead in the first quarter and held a 28-23 margin at halftime.
The Flyers simply refused to quit and battled to tie the game 37-37 after three quarters.
F.P. Walshe continued along the comeback trail and took a 45-44 lead with 8:30 left in the game.
With 2:30 remaining the Flyers still lead 53-49, but Brooks fought back on some clutch shooting by Brenna Kielich, who drained two baskets to tie the game 53-53.

Holly Bergo of the Flyers goes up Friday night to block a shot by Mikayla Virostek of the Vauxhall Queens.

Both teams had scoring chances in the final moments but it took a free throw by Kelliann Hemsing with two seconds on the clock to give the Lady Buffalos the win.
Player of the game Kayla Trotter poured in 22 points for the Flyers and Katie Bullock had 12.
Hannah Bullock scored five points, Ashley Gunderson, Rachelle Orr and Sarah Gregory each had four and Holly Bergo had two for the Flyers.
In other tournament action it was Kate Andrews 47, Oilfields 13; Kate Andrews 45, Brooks 35; Vauxhall 79, Notre Dame 26; and Brooks 50, Oilfields 25.

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