Update: A Field Dispatch from Mr. P. Darling.
Dryden Junior Eagles finish their first tournament with 2-2 record.
The Dryden Junior Eagles came up against a tough Sir Winston Churchill squad from Thunder Bay in their final game of the Muskie tip off tournament.
The Eagles started slow, trailing 39-14 at the half. In the second half, the Eagles regrouped but were unable to get the lead and eventually fell 66-38.
Leading scorers were Kurtis Burnell 11, Nick Skillen 9 and Alex Lugli and Shane Kirton with 8 each.
Great start to the season, the eagles travel to fort frances dec 14 for their last game before the christmas break.
The Dryden Junior Boys pick up their first loss against St. Thomas Aquinas
Dryden's junior team played a hard fought game, trailing 22-15 at half and 37-27 at the third quarter.
The team entered the fourth quarter with proper levels of pugnacity, truculence and belligerence, and tied the game up with a minute left to play. The battle became one of inches, mistakes and missed shots, with St. Thomas Aquinas coming out with a 47-44 win.
Leading all Dryden scorers was Kurtis Burnell with 12, Nick Skillen with 11, Shane Kirton with 10, and Josh Kitt with 9.
Dryden Junior Eagles continue their winning ways with a 51-36 win over Fort Frances.
The eagles played tough in the first half, with the score tied 18-18 at half.
Scoring opened up in the second half for the eagles, finishing with the 15 point win.
Leading all scorers was Kurtis Burnell with 19, Nick Skillen with 12, Josh Kitt with 11 and Alex Lugli with 4.
The Dryden Junior Eagles started their season with a strong 58-43 win over Beaver Brae at the Fort Frances Muskie tip off tournament.
The Eagles started the game shaky, leading 11-9 at the quarter, but opened up to a 36-15 half time lead. The Eagles cruised to a 58-43 victory.
Leading all scorers was Nick Skillen with 14, Josh Kitt with 13, Alex Lugli with 10 and Kurtis Burnell with 7.
vs. Fort Frances at 6:30pm
vs. St. Thomas Aquinas at 9:00am Saturday
vs. Sir Winston Churchill at 1:30pm Saturday