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Spartans win 1, lose 1

Neelin Spartans’ Kristine Ward drives the ball to the Virden Golden Bears’ basket during the Java Jam high school basketball tournament Thursday at Neelin.

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Neelin Spartans’ Kristine Ward drives the ball to the Virden Golden Bears’ basket during the Java Jam high school basketball tournament Thursday at Neelin. (BRUCE BUMSTEAD/BRANDON SUN)

The Neelin Spartans split their first two games at the Java Jam high school basketball tournament on Thursday, topping the Westwood Warriors after falling to the Virden Golden Bears.

In the varsity girls’ division, Paige Thomson put up 37 points to lead the Spartans in their 72-57 victory over Westwood. Nikki Majewski replied with 24 for the Warriors.

Thomson led Neelin with 22 points earlier in the day as the Spartans fell 71-62 to the Golden Bears.

Natalie Vachon led Virden with 20.

The event continues today at the Crocus, Neelin and Vincent Massey gymnasiums.

In Thursday’s other games:

VARSITY GIRLS

Massey 62 Westwood 59

Zaina Bird and Taylor Curtis both put up 12 points for the Vikings, while Majewski led everyone with 20 for the Warriors.

Dakota 48 Crocus Plains 33

Tristen Ogonoski’s 23 points paced the Lancers. Shanelle Haliuk had 11 points for the Plainsmen.

St. Mary’s 63 Kild. East 56

Nicole Daley and Melissa Indome both netted 15 points for the Flames.

Aida Hanusic led the Reivers with 16.

JV GIRLS

Crocus 45 Swan Valley 37

Paige Donald’s 18 points led the Plainsmen over the Tigers.

Swan Valley was led by Jillian Maga’s 12 points.

Virden 64 Massey 42

Carmen Ross posted 16 points to lead the Golden Bears to the victory.

Shayla Heinrichs replied with 11 for the Vikings.

Kildonan East 82 Neelin 13

Aimee Garland’s 17 points paced the Reivers.

Emma Church had seven points to pace the Spartans.

Selkirk 56 Grandview 32

Danielle Hallson led the Royals with 11 points.

Kendra Topham replied with 11 for the Spartans.

» Brandon Sun

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 7, 2014

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The Neelin Spartans split their first two games at the Java Jam high school basketball tournament on Thursday, topping the Westwood Warriors after falling to the Virden Golden Bears.

In the varsity girls’ division, Paige Thomson put up 37 points to lead the Spartans in their 72-57 victory over Westwood. Nikki Majewski replied with 24 for the Warriors.

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The Neelin Spartans split their first two games at the Java Jam high school basketball tournament on Thursday, topping the Westwood Warriors after falling to the Virden Golden Bears.

In the varsity girls’ division, Paige Thomson put up 37 points to lead the Spartans in their 72-57 victory over Westwood. Nikki Majewski replied with 24 for the Warriors.

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