Trio of West Kootenay teams drop openers at BC High School Basketball touraments
Three West Kootenay teams competing at B.C. High School Basketball Tournaments took is on the chin during opening day action.
The L.V. Rogers Bombers, ranked 13th overall, dropped a lopsided 106-67 decision to Kelowna Christian during Day one of the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Basketball Championships Wednesday in Kamloops.
Also in Kamloops, the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks were hammered 116-24 by Holy Cross of Vancouver in the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Basketball tournament while Mount Sentinel Wildcats lost 80-41 to host Unity Christian at the B.C. High School A Boy’s Basketball event in Chilliwack.
The Okanagan champs outscored the Bombers 29-11 in the first quarter and never looked back.
Ryan Lintell had 20 points to lead Kelowna Christian.
For the Bombers Matt Zukowski had 17 points while Cail Spencer and Ethan Perkins scored 14 and 11 points respectively.
Erich Schepkowski had 10 points for LVR.
The Bombers lost point guard Jack Sturrup to a charley horse.
Sturrup, who will be evaluated by medical staff to see if he can play Thursday, played only 12 minutes for the Bombers.
Jesse Zak was the Bombers player-of-the-game. Zak finished the game with 10 rebounds to go with seven points, four assists and two steals.
The Bombers are back on the court in consolation round action against Wellington from Vancouver Island.
Game time is 3:15 p.m.
No. 1 beats up on No. 16 J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks
Kootenay rep J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks were no match for the high-flying top-ranked team from Holy Cross in round one of the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Basketball tournament.
Holy Cross out scored the Hawks 62-14 in the half en route to the one-sided win.
Nicole Vander Helm scored 25 points to lead Holy Cross.
Alle Atkinson had eight points and Maddie Van Horn six to lead Crowe.
The Hawks meet Notre Dame of Vancouver in consolation play Thursday.
Wildcats struggle against hometown squad
Slow starting Mount Sentinel could not dig out of a first quarter hole en route to losing to four-ranked Unity Christian.
Devon Kabatoff and Ryan Hernandez led the Wildcats.
Mount Sentinel meets Glenlyon Norfolk of Victoria Thursday in consolation round play.
Glenlyon Norfolk lost to Kelowna’s Immaculata 81-52.