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Chinook basketball hitting the courts

Written by  Deb Reamer
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The regular basketball season is coming to an end for both junior and senior teams with playoffs just around the corner. 

In senior action on Feb. 10, the Swift Current Jr. Colts hosted the Herbert Laurels. The visiting Laurels captured the victory by a score of 87-58. High scorers for Herbert were Zeke Barraquio with 22 points and Kurt Robertson with 19. Replying for the Colts was Sim Singh with 13 points and Kelton Dyck with 10 points. 
In girls’ action, it was the Maple Creek Rebels getting the home victory over Gull Lake Lady Lions 44-39.  Maple Creek’s LaQueasha Gyman had 18 points while Makayla Scheller added 11.
The Lions’ top scorer was Mikayla Hassard with 17 points while Kelsey Barsness contributed 12.
The other girls’ game saw the Shaunavon Silhouettes get the road victory 69-39 over Swift Current Jr Ardens. Hannah MacNeil led the Silhouettes with 20 points while Cassie Hansvall added 15. The Ardens’ had three players with eight points — Emily Bissonnette, Taylor Coulter and Christina Chase. 
There are two girls’ games left in the regular schedule:
• Feb. 24 Frontier girls at Shaunavon;
• Feb. 25 Gull Lake girls at Frontier.
The girls’ semi finals are set for March 3 and will feature No. 4 Swift Current Jr. Ardens travelling to No. 1 Shaunavon.  The second game will have No. 3 Maple Creek travelling to No. 2 Gull Lake.
The boys’ semi final match ups have yet to be determined, but are also suppose to take place March 3.
Junior scores:
• Feb. 11 — rescheduled games: Wymark girls 19 at Maple Creek 27; Maple Creek boys 21 at Swift Current Comp Grade 9 89;
• Feb. 12: Waldeck boys 55 at Frontier 31; Shaunavon boys 57 at Maple Creek 35; Swift Current Grade 9 girls 35 at Shaunavon 26.
There is one junior game left to be played. That will be Feb. 24 when Shaunavon girls travel to Wymark. This game has playoff implications and will determine which girls teams make the playoffs as well as the match ups.
The junior boys side is decided and is set for March 5 when No. 4 Maple Creek goes to Swift Current and No. 3 Waldeck travels to No. 2 Shaunavon.
Thank you to all junior curling hosts on Feb. 9. Leader, Hazlet, Val Marie and Herbert curling rinks were all busy as the junior section curling playoffs were held.  The following teams will advance to Junior District finals Feb. 27-28. Most of the games will be in Leader, but a few Friday morning games will also be held in Hazlet. 
• Cypress Hills: Girls — A side Leader; B side Maple Creek; Boys — A side Hazlet; B side Leader; Open — A side Hazlet; B side Hazlet; host Leader.
• Rolling Hills: Girls — A side Hodgeville; B side Gull Lake; Boys — A side Hodgeville; B side Ponteix; Open — A side Ponteix; B side Stewart Valley.
• Whitemud: Girls — A side Consul; B side Eastend; Boys — A side Frontier; B side Consul; Open — A side Val Marie; B side Eastend.
Curling action begins Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. with draws following at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Draws on Saturday will start at 9 a.m. (A final) followed by 11 a.m. (B final), 1 p.m. (Game 1 of A/B final) and 3 p.m. (Game 2 of A/B final if necessary).  Good luck to all the teams.
Good luck to all the senior curling teams taking part in SHSAA regionals in Regina Feb. 27-28 including Swift Current Comp and Gull Lake boys, Hodgeville and Maple Creek girls, Fox Valley and Cabri mixed.

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