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Peacock, Caronport victorious in high school girls basketball action

Central takes win over Toilers in boys play
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The Central Cyclones defeated the Peacock Toilers in high school boys basketball league action on Tuesday
The Central Cyclones and Peacock Toilers renewed their rivalry in Moose Jaw high school basketball league action on Tuesday night, but little changed in the standings.

The undefeated Toilers improved to 5-0 in girls league action with a 64-53 victory, while the Cyclones rolled to an 89-56 win in boys play.

In other girls league action, the Vanier Spirits defeated Briercrest Christian Academy 76-54 and the Vanier Vikings took an 83-53 win over the Assiniboia Rockets.

The contest between the Peacock and Central girls marked another relatively close battle between the two teams, as the Toilers took a 22-16 lead out of the first quarter and extended their lead to 36-26 by halftime. The Cyclones attempted to close the distance in the second half, but would end up taking the 11-point loss.

Toilers guard Caitlyn Johnson enjoyed one of her best games of the season with a 24-point outing, while Makenna Simmons scored 12 points and Sydney Messner added 10 for Peacock. Alexa Watterson led Central with 13 points, Nylah Seaborn scored 12.

Things weren’t as close in the boys contest, as Central remained a perfect 6-0 with their 33-point win.

Quinton Ross led all scorers with 20 points for the Cyclones.

Feona Tolentino went off for 39 points – 23 of them in the second half as the Spirits held off a Cougars comeback quest – to lead Vanier to their win over Briercrest Christian.

Gracie Bzdel added 13 for Vanier and Piper Olson 11. Mya Mattheis had 18 points for the Cougars, Lilly Matthies added 17 as Vanier led 17-10 after the first quarter and 38-28 at the half.

No scorers were available for the Vanier-Assiniboia boys game.

League action continues Tuesday, Feb. 11, with Vanier at Peacock in both boys and girls play, while Assiniboia host Briercrest Christian in girls action and Assiniboia travels to Central in the other boys game.

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