Colts on home court

Steven Mah
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The Swift Current Comp. High School Senior Colts basketball team will be at home this weekend for four games as they host exhibition play tonight and their annual home tournament this weekend. They are coming off a third-place finish at the Prince Albert St. Mary Invitational, where they won twice and lost once.

The Colts edged the Yorkton Sacred Heart Saints 45-44 in an ugly, low-scoring game where both teams played zone defense and struggled with their outside shooting to open the tournament.

Veteran guard Jaylen Mayall was the Colts player of the game with 14 points.

The Colts were upended 78-53 in the semi-final by the host Marauders. The Marauders were bolstered by the return of 6’4’’ guard Evan Halyk, who went for 35 points against a Colts squad that struggled from the free throw line. Marshall Siemens was named the Colts player of the game with a 14-point outing.

In the bronze medal match, the Colts outscored the Meadow Lake Carpenter Spartans in each of the first three quarters on their way to a 68-49 win.

Kurtis Wegren led the offense with 15 points and Ian Hayes was named the player of the game.

Coach Adam Jackson attributed the win to a strong defensive start that forced Meadow Lake to miss a lot of early shots. He said the Colts never allowed their opponent to get out and run in the open court and also had better effort form the free throw line.

The Colts improved to 7-9 this season with the third-place finish. They will host an exhibition game against Highwood High School from High River, AB tonight at 7:30 p.m.

The 2012 Speedy Creek Shootout begins on Friday when the Colts host Saskatoon’s Mount Royal Mustangs at 3:45 p.m. Teams from North Battleford, Weyburn, Meadow Lake, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, and Yorkton will all take part. The championship final is set for Saturday at 7:35 p.m.

Organizations: Highwood High School, Mount Royal Mustangs, SCCHS Speedy Creek Shootout

Geographic location: Meadow Lake, Swift Current, High River Saskatoon North Battleford Moose Jaw Yorkton

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