Daily Herald Staff
The St. Mary High School senior boys’ losing streak on the hardwood lasted one game as the Marauders rebounded from a gold-medal loss last weekend in Moose Jaw to take home the top prize at a tournament in Meadow Lake this weekend.
St. Mary, which is the defending provincial 4A senior boy’s champions, completed their sweep of the Meadow Lake tournament when they topped the hosts 74-50 in the championship final.
Connor Murray led the Marauders against Meadow Lake scoring 20 points and hauling in 12 rebounds. Austin Oleksyn added 17 more points while Brandon Bonneau also had a big game scoring 15 points and collecting 11 rebounds.
To get to the final the Marauders outscored Lloydminster Holy Rosary 83-35 in their opening game and then turned in another strong performance in beating cross-town rival Carlton 84-54 in the semifinals.
Bonneau led all St. Mary shooters in the win over Lloydminster scoring 20 points while Oleksyn chipped in with 19 and Murray added 15 to go with his 10 steals.
Against Carlton it was Bonneau pacing the Marauder attack with 23 points while Oleksyn added 17. Aaron Halyk also turned in a strong performance scoring 17 points, collecting 10 rebounds and blocking 10 shots. For Carlton it was Jullian Bird leading the way with 19 points while Daulton Sinoski had 11.
Both St. Mary and Carlton will be idle next week with the next tournament on the schedule taking place in Yorkton on Jan. 31-Feb. 1.
In senior girl’s action, St. Mary and Carlton were both at an event in Moose Jaw with the Marauders narrowly winning the bronze medal with a 41-35 decision over the Crusaders. Other results were unavailable.
The senior girls will also have a break next week to accommodate final exams with the tournament schedule in that division resuming Jan. 31-Feb. 1 in Warman. Playoffs in both divisions begin at the end of February.