If the season opener was any indication, there will be some tight battles in the senior girls' division of the Moose Jaw High School Senior Basketball League this season.

The Peacock Toilers, winners of eight straight league titles, were given everything that they could handle by the Central Cyclones before pulling out an 82-65 win on Tuesday night.

"We started out really strong, we came in with nothing to lose, they're coming off the city championship last year, so we wanted to get back into it and start out strong in our first league game, it was a good way to start," said Central senior guard Kirstie Johnstone, who finished with eight points in the loss.

"We know we can compete now and they know we can compete, so it should be a good season ahead of us."

Central came out strong and led Peacock, 17-15, after the first quarter, but the Toilers found their footing in the second quarter to take a 41-30 advantage at halftime.

Peacock senior guard Piper Ingalls said overall it was a strong start for them, "I thought we played really well, we were a little slow at the start, but then we started getting things rolling on offence," she said.

"Once we stopped playing lazy on defence, our offence started rolling."

BBall Senior Girls CentralvsPeacock Dec4 2Peacock senior guard Piper Ingalls drives to the basket during Tuesday's season opener against the Central Cyclones. (Photo: Marc Smith)

Ingalls was one of four Toilers that scored in double digits in the victory as she finished with 16 points. Anna Maelde scored a game-high 17 points in the win, while Abby Busch added 16 and Megan MacDonald scored 13 for Peacock.

The Toilers are hoping to continue their reign on top of the senior girls' division this season and Ingalls said she likes the look of this year's team.

"We're a really strong team, we have a good chance with every team in the city," said Ingalls. "It was good to be pushed [by Central in the opener], it was a little scary, but it was good."

Cyclones grade 11 post Emily Blackmore finished with a team-high 17 points in the loss, while Nylah Seaborn picked up 14 points and Alexa Watterson chipped in with 11.

"We were taking care the ball a lot better tonight, we had a tournament this past weekend and we learned a lot from our first few games, so starting in our league game, we had to take care of the ball, especially against Peacock because they turn defence into offence," said Johnstone.

Peacock returns to the court next Tuesday to host the Assiniboia Rockets, while the Cyclones head out to Caronport to go up against the B.C.A. Cougars.

In the boys game on Tuesday, the Cyclones pulled off a 122-41 win over the Toilers. The games between Vanier and B.C.A. were postponed until Thursday due to the power outage that hit Saskatchewan on Tuesday.

More Sports News

Warriors Put Together Surprising First Half

The Moose Jaw Warriors have surprised many across the Western Hockey League over the first half of the season. The Warriors have the sixth-best winning percentage in the league at the Christmas…

Generals Split Weekend; Finish on High Note

A big overtime goal from Casey McDonald on Sunday gave the Moose Jaw Generals some positive momentum heading into the Christmas break. The Generals knocked off the Beardy's Blackhawks 5-4 in overtime…

Brook Ready to Take on World with Canada

The incredible season for Josh Brook continues to get better as the 19-year-old was named to Canada's National Junior Team over the weekend. The Moose Jaw Warriors captain secured one of the seven…

Team Ackerman Wins Spot at 2019 Canada Winter Games

For the second time in a year, the Skylar Ackerman rink is the best in the province. After earning a green jacket as the Under-18 provincial champions in early 2018, the local curling team finished…

Langan, Almeida Power Warriors Past Pats

Tristin Langan had a 20th birthday to remember as he scored the Teddy Bear Toss goal for the second straight year and finished with a hat trick and four points on Saturday night at Mosaic Place.…

MJ’s Ingalls Commits to NCAA’s Lander University

Moose Jaw's Quinn Ingalls will be heading south to play lacrosse and go to school next year. The local lacrosse player committed to play with Lander University for the 2019-20 season. "I'm very…

November’s High School Athletes of the Month

The Moose Jaw High School Athletic Association presented the Athlete of the Month awards for November recently. Dallas Lister took home the award for Peacock after putting together a gutsy season on…

Warriors’ Brook Cracks Team Canada

Josh Brook will be spending the Christmas holidays on the West Coast. The Moose Jaw Warriors captain was one of seven defencemen named to Team Canada on Friday night following the completion of the…

Warriors Open Weekend with Loss in Regina

It was ugly for the Moose Jaw Warriors on Friday night as they opened their weekend home-and-home against the Regina Pats with a 2-1 loss at the Brandt Centre. Kaeden Taphorn had the lone goal for…

Ackerman Rink Into CWG Trials Final

Moose Jaw's Skylar Ackerman and her team will be playing for a spot at the 2019 Canada Winter Games on Sunday. Team Ackerman scored three in the eighth end to pull off an 8-6 win over Emily Haupstein…

DiscoverMooseJaw.com is Moose Jaw's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login