Emma Wolfram had a triple-double as the South Kamloops Titans finished the Gonzaga Prep senior girls basketball tournament in Spokane with a 40-32 victory over the Tacoma-Kentwood Conquerers on Friday.
The Titans were 2-1 in the tournament. They had lost 47-42 in overtime to the Seattle Prep Panthers on Thursday, before beating the Tacoma-Bellermine Lions 54-53 in double overtime earlier Friday.
Wolfram had 17 points, 23 rebounds and 11 blocks in Friday’s second victory. The 6-foot-4 centre is scheduled to play at Gonzaga for the NCAA’s Bulldogs next season.
Maya Olynyk, the Titans’ other senior, had 11 points, six rebounds and six steals. Emily Vilac helped out with six first-half points.
“Heading to Spokane there were not many (who) thought we would win a couple games” said Titans co-coach
Sean Lamoureux in a news release. “With a couple lucky breaks in the first game against Seattle Prep, we would have been 3-0.”
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The Kamloops HERricanes female atom hockey team finished second in the Tier 1 division at the Langley Angels On Ice tournament that ended Saturday.
Natalie Knight had four goals and was named MVP as the HERricanes defeated the Vancouver Angels 7-4 to open the tournament. Rebekah Schmutz, who was in goal for the entire tournament, earned the victory, and Amanda Martin had two goals.
Nicole Thomas added a goal and two assists.
Schmutz was the MVP as Kamloops defeated Langley 3-0. Cassidy Stasiuk, Knight and Martin had the goals.
The HERricanes finished the round-robin with a 5-5 tie against Abbotsford, with Amanda Thomas named MVP. Stasiuk scored twice, with Thomas, Martin and Carsen Moffett adding singles.
The HERricanes edged the Vancouver Angels 3-2 in a semifinal, as Camryn Filimek put in an MVP effort. Stasiuk, with two, and Thomas had the goals.
Kamloops ran out of steam — and players — in the final, losing 4-3 to Langley. Due to illness, the HERricanes only had eight players available for most of the game.
Dakota Reid was Kamloops’ MVP, and Moffett scored two goals. Stasiuk also scored, and Filimek had two assists.
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The Kamloops Coyotes went 1-2-2 and finished fifth at a novice hockey tournament in Vernon on the weekend.
The Coyotes opened with a 7-3 loss to the Vernon Panthers. Mathew Ward, with two, and Brendan Smith had Kamloops’ goals.
Ward had both goals in the Coyotes’ second game, a 5-2 loss to the Vernon Black Widows.
Kamloops went on to tie the Kelowna Chiefs 3-3. Ward had two goals, and Colton Meikle also scored.
Manny Recchi had a goal and two assists and Ward scored twice as the Coyotes recorded another tie — this one 5-5 — with the Kelowna Sting. Temeke Gottfriedson and Levi Toye also scored.
Ward finished the tournament with three more goals in a 7-4 victory over the Kelowna Blue Storm. Toye, Recchi, Meikle and Samuel Ward had the other goals.