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SMS Auroras battle at Rundle College over weekend

Posted on February 9, 2022 by Taber Times

By Cole Parkinson
Taber Times

The St. Mary Auroras were in Calgary this past weekend as they hoped to take home the first-place finish in the Sweet 16 Tournament.

“Going into the weekend, the team did not know what to expect but recognized they could be playing against a few provincially ranked opponents in 1A and 2A,” explained coach Jeff Kooiker. “They had a total of four games over the weekend and started Thursday evening with a hard-fought victory over West Island College. A strong defensive effort led to a nine-point lead at halftime. The defensive effort continued throughout the game with the Auroras coming out on top by 30.”

The Auroras got several strong performances from a number of their players.

“Angela Unger led all scorers with 19 points while Jayda Kooiker and Janae Dyck had 15 and 12 rebounds respectively,” added Kooiker.

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