Sandeveland, Sturrup power Bombers to tourney title

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
January 31st, 2011

By Bruce Fuhr
The Nelson Daily Sports

Matt Zukowski and McLain Sandeveland each checked in with 23 points to lead the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a convincing 81-22 victory over J. Lloyd Crowe of Trail during the Heritage City Classic High School Junior Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday at Hangar.

The Bombers swept the Hawks and David Thompson Lakers to finish the double-round robin tourney with a 4-0 record.

“It was a nice to play at home as we have been on the road a lot this season,” said LVR coach Viv Kingdon. “Our recent three tournaments in the Okanagan have been intense and very competitive. So it was nice to be at home and have fun  — without much concern about the outcome of the games.”

Already with a short bench of players, Kingdon was happy to be able to dip into the Grade 9 squad to bring up three players — than Ethan Perkins, Tobin Eberle and Grayson Arabia — for the tournament.

“(Ethan, Tobin and Grayson) did well this weekend and stepped into their roles successfully,” Kingdon said.

The Bombers had little or no trouble against the Kootenay opposition.

In the final game against Trail, LVR built up a sizeable lead early before coasting to the victory. Jack Sturrup also had eight points for LVR.

The Bombers opened the tournament by dominating David Thompson Lakers of Invemere 57-14. Sandeveland powered the scoring attack with 14 points while Connor Banks had 13 and Erich Schepkowski 11.

LVR then dumped the Hawks in the first of two encounters between the two West Kootenay schools 78-36. Sandeveland, a tower of strength at the center spot all weekend for the Bombers, led the LVR scoring with 15 points. Grade nine Grayson Arabia had 13 points and Isaiah Kingdon scored 12.

In the final game of the tourney, the Bombers bounced the Lakers 50-23. Schepkowski has 13 points while Sandeveland and Sturrup each had 11.

The Bombers venture into Alberta for the next tournament of the season in Edmonton at the Tri-Provincial February 17.

LVR returns home to host the Kootenay Junior Boy’s Championship in late February.


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