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F.P. Walshe Flyers host Blue and White tournament

With a win and two losses, the F.P. Walshe Flyers landed in fifth spot in their own weekend senior high girls basketball tournament. The Flyers hosted five other teams in the annual Blue and White tournament that ran Friday and Saturday at F.P. Walshe.

The Flyers were in Pool A for round-robin along with Matthew Halton Hawks from Pincher Creek and Winston Churchill JV Griffins.

Pool B included St. Mike’s Dragons from Pincher Creek, Taber Christian and Willow Creek Composite Cobras from Claresholm.

Hawks 43 Flyers 36

The Flyers opened the tournament Friday afternoon with a 43-36 loss to Matthew Halton Hawks.

A tight first half saw the Hawks holding a 23-20 lead at halftime.

The Pincher Creek team started strong in the second half, scoring seven straight to open a 10-point lead and stretching it to 39-26 at the end of the third quarter.

The Flyers battled back in the fourth quarter but couldn’t make up all the ground as they lost 43-36.

Emelia Iwen and Maizie Meech each had nine points for the Flyers. Zoe Nelson had seven, Allisa Ross had five, Tishawna Shot Both Sides had four and Ammi Saunders had two.

Griffins 69 Flyers 32

In their second round-robin game Saturday, the Flyers fell 69-32 to Winston Churchill Griffins junior varsity team.

The Griffins got out in front 16-6 in the first quarter and were in front 33-28 at halftime.

By the end of the third quarter the Griffins were leading 55-36 on their way to a 69-32 win.

Emilia Iwen led the Flyers with 10 points, Allisa Ross had seven, Tishawna Shot Both Sides had five, Taylor Broderson and Zoe Nelson each had four and Ammi Saunders had two.

Their 0-2 record put the Flyers in third place in their pool and into a playoff game against Willow Creek Composite Cobras, who were third in Pool B.

Flyers 49 Cobras 31

The Flyers got into the win column with a 49-31 decision over the Cobras.

F.P. Walshe led 10-8 in the first quarter and 20-17 at halftime.

The Flyers pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring the Cobras 18-4 on their way to the 49-31 victory.

Emilia Iwen had 14 points for F.P. Walshe, Zoe Nelson had 10, Allisa Ross had nine, Taylor Broderson and Raegan Gurney each had five, Kaylin Delaney had four, and Tishawna Shot Both Sides had two

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