Stettler Wildcats no match for Lindsay Thurber Raiders of Red Deer in final league games

Stettler JV girls and boys were overcome by Lindsay Thurber Raiders as they faced them on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

As the basketball season winds down and playoffs begin later this week, Stettler JV girls and boys were overcome by Lindsay Thurber Raiders as they faced them on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

The boys completed their schedule with a loss 60-39 to the Raiders in Red Deer.

“It was not a great game for our boys as they didn’t have their shooting game in gear and thus got down early right at the beginning of the game,” said coach Warren Aspenes. “Defensively, the boys played pretty good and worked hard throughout the game but without any scoring touch it turned out to be a tough game.”

Aspenes said that overall, the boys had a good season with better than 0.500 record and one tournament win.

“They showed steady growth throughout the season and they were a fun group of athletes to work with,” added Aspenes.

JV girls headed to playoffs

The JV girls played in an eight-team tournament in Red Deer on Wednesday, Feb. 24 and lost 48-37 to Raiders in their final game, coming third.

There was a three-way tie as Wildcats beat Camrose, Camrose beat the Raiders and the Raiders beat Wildcats.

Stettler girls play Wetaskiwin on Friday, Mar.4 at 7.30 p.m. in Red Deer, and then play Camrose in the playoff semi-final.

“Its going to be a great finish,” said coach Kim Poapst. “We are excited to practice this week and work on our strengths and then we have a few little things to work on to improve this week.”

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