The Senior Girls volleyball team had a productive tournament over the weekend in Rochester, MN, taking the silver medal back to Canada. The Eagles defeated Rochester, MN in the semis in three sets before losing to Eau Claire, Wisconsin in two sets in the championship match.
The Junior Boys Basketball team competed in their final tournament of the season this weekend at Beaver Brae in Kenora.
In their first game, the Eagles faced a tough Sir Winston Churchill squad from Thunder Bay. Dryden played a strong game but came up short, losing 53-38. Leading all scorers was Kurtis Burnell with 15 points.
In their second game, Dryden played Superior Collegiate from Thunder Bay in a very close match. Dryden lead 32-25 after the third quarter, but Superior came on very strong in the fourth quarter. Josh Kitt from Dryden scored a 3 point basket with 2.6 seconds left to send the game to overtime. Sawyer Kluke sent the game to double overtime on foul shots. Second overtime saw a bruised Dryden team with 4 players foul out and and 2 starters on the bench due to injury. Superior pulled ahead to win 57-49. Leading all scorers was Josh Kitt with 16.
In their third game, Dryden faced Sioux Lookout for their only contest of the season. Dryden lead 25-20 at the half but were outscored 16-2 in the third quarter. Dryden eventually lost the close match 42-38. Leading all scorers was Kurtis Burnell with 12.
Of the tournament, coach Paul Darling says “Every player on our 14 man bench saw action in every game and all players had contributions offensively. Heading in to our last 3 games, we need to see more production from our big men at the post to secure more victories.”
A busy day in Eagles sports tomorrow as court sports teams travel to Kenora tomorrow to face the Beaver Brae Broncos. In Hockey, the boys host Kenora in Dryden while the girls travel to Kenora to take on the Broncos.