Local sports briefs - February 12
Updated: February 12, 2009 8:19 AM
High school basketball
The River Glen Royals senior boys’ basketball team improved to 6-0 on the season with a 85-37 win over Koinonia on Wednesday.
Ryan Hayward scored a game-high 21 points for the Royals while Casey Desjarlais chipped in with 16 and Byron Dyck 14.
Morgan Aris led Koinonia with 12 points while Jonathan Scholz scored 10.
The Royals next action will come in the Notre Dame Cougars tournament this weekend.
• The Notre Dame Cougars swept a JV showdown with the Hunting Hills Lightning on Wednesday.
The Cougars won the girls’ game 54-33 with Claire Wallace leading Notre Dame with 10 points while Ashleigh Carroll scored eight for Hunting Hills.
The Cougars boys’ followed that up with a 57-56 win with Penny Maribojoc leading Notre Dame with 10 points while Jose Neto, Brent Zheng and Cody Bourque all scored 12 for Hunting Hills
Junior B hockey
Kyle Maas scored three times to lead the Blackfalds Wranglers to an 8-3 victory over the Stettler Lightning in Heritage Junior B Hockey League play Tuesday.
Cole Scott, Josh McIlravey, David Jantzie, Coleman Maddox and Jared Lenz added single goals for the Wranglers.
Rob David, Mitch Finkbiner and Paul Ivey replied for the Lightning, who trailed 4-2 and 4-3 by periods.
Kirk Williscroft finished with 21 saves in goal for Blackfalds while Landon Schmidt made 28 saves for the Lightning, who took nine of 11 minor penalties and a misconduct.
Winning netminder Anthony Hamill turned aside 34 shots as the Red Deer Frontier Bus Chiefs defeated Ponoka 3-2 Tuesday in the first game of a two-game, total-goal bantam A hockey provincial series. Ben McLavish, Anthony Di Lallo and Connor Einhorn scored for the Chiefs.
Senior men’s basketball
Ray Teskey pumped in 35 points to lead the Orangemen to an 89-84 victory over Carstair in Central Alberta Senior Men’s Basketball Association play Tuesday.
Tom Judd added 13 points for the winners while Mark Salkeld had 26 points and Jordan Reiter 14 in a losing cause.
In other action the Grandview all-stars got 22 points from Bob Schurman and 20 from Tom West in recording a 91-84 win over the Vonway Vikings.
Cody Pratte had 20 points and Kurt Von Hollen 18 for the Vikings.
Generals strike first in final
Generals 4 Eagles 1
BENTLEY — Sean Robertson scored a pair of third-period goals as the Bentley Generals downed the Stony Plain Eagles 4-1 Wednesday to grab a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three Chinook Hockey League championship series.
Tyler Haarstad snapped a scoreless tie with a second-period marker and Kevin Smyth, who assisted on both of Robertson’s goals, connected in the final frame.
The Eagles got a late five-on-three goal from Blair Hennes.
Stony Plain starter Cody Rudkowsky, who was yanked after the Generals’ fourth goal, and teammate Jason Fricker combined to make 32 saves, as did Bentley goaltender Mike Gilhooly.
The second game is set for Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Stony Plain. A third contest, if required, will go at 3 p.m. Monday at the Red Deer Arena.
The Generals will host the Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs in the first game of a best-of-seven Alberta senior AAA playoff series next Wednesday.