The Coronach Colts Senior Boys basketball team travelled to Rockglen on December 9 and 10 to compete in a tournament.
The Colts played Gravelbourg in their opening game of the tourney.
Coach Belinda Spagrud said, “It was our first game of the season and it turned out be hard fought, but the Colts came out on top winning 45 to 41, which was much closer than the coach would like it to be!”
According to Spagrud, scoring was spread out amongst the whole team with every player scoring points.
With the win on Friday, the team did not have to play until 11:30 Saturday morning. The Colts faced Herbert in the semi-final. “We had a very slow start both offensively and defensively in the first quarter and ended up losing 63 to 35. Once you get down 20 points to a quick team like Herbert it is almost impossible to get those points back.” said Spagrud. The last three quarters were much closer, with the Colts outscoring Herbert in the second.
“With the loss to Herbert we went down to the third place game to face the host team, the Rockglen Raiders.” reported Spagrud.
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The game started out very close, but the Colts managed to out rebound the Raiders to win 56 to 41 and receive third place. Once again the scoring was spread out between all players on the team, but high scorers were Riley Grona with 17 points and Garret Pifko with 9 points.
“We will face Rockglen several times this season and each and every game will be hard fought to win. The games could go either way. The Coronach Colts have lots of potential this season with all players scoring and rebounding including the rookies from grade 9 – Brandon Thurlow and James Butler.”
“I look forward to an enjoyable, fun and successful season with the boys. They are a great group of fellas to hang out with, who work hard at every practice and game. I am having lots of fun with them.” said Spagrud.
The Colts will host a tournament January 13 and 14 with their first game on Friday at 3 o’clock. “Come out and cheer on the Colts and enjoy some action packed entertainment.” concluded Spagrud.