Monday September 01, 2014






Sabres tops at Classic; Broncs get OLPH crown

Murray Mitchell

Danielle Orr (12) of the Rutland Voodoos puts the grab on Tatjana Stone (4) of the host NorKam Saints to prevent her from getting to the basket during a AAA senior girls basketball game on Saturday. That’s Emma Swan (5) of Rutland coming in to help out on defence.

The Sa-Hali Sabres beat the hosts in the championship final of the Brock Blue/Grey Classic junior boys basketball tournament Saturday.

Sa-Hali beat the Broncs 51-26 in the final. The Sabres, whose all-star was Kaylen Phillips, had beaten the St. Ann's Crusaders 53-42 in a semifinal and the Barriere Cougars 71-21 in a quarterfinal.

The Broncs' all-star was Taylor Labonte. They made it to the final by beating the NorKam Saints 42-35 and the Ashcroft Rams 68-6.

The Saints beat the Crusaders 61-41 in the bronze-medal game. NorKam's all-star was Raj Dillon, with Graydon Papademetrous earning the honour for St. Ann's.

The Westsyde Whundas dumped the Quesnel Spartans 54-21 for fifth place. Josh Bosher of Westsyde earned himself an all-star selection, as did Quesnel's Noah Barrett.

Barriere, led by all-star Tristan Holt, defeated Ashcroft 55-25 in the seventh-place game. Ian Curran was Ashcroft's all-star.

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Six straight Saturday victories helped the Brocklehurst Broncs Grade 7 girls Tier 1 team take the title at the OLPH Invitational basketball tournament.

The team, which is coached by Chuck Ferguson, Doug Barclay and Maury Hik, features Denna Branchflower, Madison Barclay, Kaitlyn Bynoe, Tiffany Kratz, Ainsley Grether, Emily Ferguson, Keanna Savage, Athena Louvros, Julie Nguyen, Manvir Sohal, Segler Hik and Tayana Church.

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The South Kamloops Titans were undefeated in earning a tie for first place at a round-robin tournament at Vernon's Clarence Fulton Secondary.

South Kam opened with a 38-38 draw with the Penticton-KVR Express. Ally Lincoln had 15 points for the Titans, and Camryn Morris scored five.

Emily Mann came through with 14 points as the Titans cruised past the Vernon Panthers, 46-26. Morris added eight points to the winning cause, and Lincoln scored seven.

Lincoln exploded for 25 in South Kam's tournament-ending 50-30 victory over the host Maroons. Morris also scored eight points.

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Facing a tough home tripleheader, the South Kamloops Titans went 2-1 in senior AAA Okanagan boys basketball action.

South Kam beat the Kelowna-Rutland Voodoos 81-76 on Friday, with Drew Eliason scoring 34 points. Ben Sama had nine points and 14 rebounds, and Reid Sellars scored 18 points.

Eliason had 29 points as the Titans edged the West Kelowna-Mount Boucherie Bears, 74-72. Sellars scored 14 points and Tye Desrosiers had 13 points and 14 rebounds as the Titans erased a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter.

The weekend ended on a sour note for the Titans, as the Penticton Lakers scored the winning basket with 1.4 seconds remaining in a 65-62 victory. Desrosiers scored 17 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in a losing effort, and Sellars scored 23 points.

The Titans will put on their thinking caps for exams, before returning to league action against against the host NorKam Saints on Feb. 5.

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The NorKam Saints senior girls basketball team went 0-3 in a weekend of Okanagan AAA league play.

NorKam dropped a 42-34 decision to the West Kelowna-Mount Boucherie Bears on Friday. Rebecca Frasca had 11 points for NorKam, and Rachel Cantin scored 10. Jacey McQueen led the Bears with 11 points.

The Saints came back to lose 50-38 to the Penticton Lakers on Saturday, in a game that was tied 24-24 at the half. Cantin, with 15 points, and Frasca, with 10, again paced the Saints' offence. Hayden Craig scored 16 for Penticton.

The weekend ended with another Saturday loss, this one a 62-52 defeat at the hands of the Kelowna-Rutland Voodoos. Katy Thorne led NorKam with 21 points, and Frasca scored 10. Mykala Moore had 20 points for Rutland.





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