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F.P. Walshe Flyers grounded in quarterfinals

The F.P. Walshe Flyers run at the south zone basketball playoff tournament ended Thursday in the quarterfinals.

The Flyers won their opening game at Lethbridge College but lost their second and were eliminated from competition.

The Flyers are John Pineda, Matthew Penson, Lance Felicen, Teran Broderson, Jared Gurney, Saxon Fox, Mathias Rippin, Theo McDougall, Ben Oosterwijk, CJ Buenafe and Brady Weasel Fat.

Flyers 85 Sabres 60

The Flyers opened the tournament in style March 7 with an impressive 85-60 win over Livingstone Sabres from Lundbreck.

The Flyers, who were seeded eighth going into the tournament, had to come from behind in order to win after falling behind 24-18 in the opening quarter.

By halftime the Flyers had taken the lead 40-38, and they were well out in front 67-51 after three quarters.

F.P. Walshe kept up the pressure in the fourth quarter, outscoring the No. 9-ranked Sabres 18-9 to make the final 85-60.

John Pineda with 23 points and Saxon Fox with 22 provided over half the Flyers offence.

CJ Buenafe had nine points and Matthew Penson and Theo McDougall each had eight points for the Flyers.

Ben Oosterwijk scored seven points for F.P. Walshe, Lance Felicen had five and Jared Gurney, Mathias Rippin and Brady Weasel Fat each had one.

Jonah MacGarva of the Sabres led all scorers with 25 points and Austin Wilms had 19.

The win advanced the Flyers to the quarterfinals on Thursday against the tournament’s No. 1 seed, Kate Andrews Pride.

Pride 99 Flyers 38

In the quarterfinal game Thursday the Pride exploded for 31 points in the opening quarter on their way to a 99-38 win over the Flyers.

Kate Andrews led 31-7 by the end of the first quarter and 60-20 at halftime.

John Pineda led the Flyers with 14 points.

Ben Oosterwijk had six points, Mathias Rippin had five, Theo McDougall and Saxon Fox each had four, Matthew Penson and Jared Gurney had two apiece and Lance Felicen had one.

Carson Bartsch of the Pride was the game’s top scorer with 21. Carson Mellow and Nicholas Klassen each had 14 and Matthew Klassen had 13.

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