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Bombers outlast Rossland Royals to capture Kootenay Klassic tournament at the Hangar
It was a payback weekend for the L.V. Rogers Bombers.
The Bombers outlasted the Rossland Royals 48-44 to capture the Kootenay Klassic Senior Girl’s Basketball Tournament Saturday afternoon at the Hangar.
The tournament was co-hosted by the Mount Sentinel Wildcats of South Slocan.
The win was the first of the season for LVR over a pesky Royals team that was missing a few key players.
“The Senior Girls Basketball team seems to be peaking at the right time,” said Bomber coach Val Gibson.
After falling behind 5-2 in the early going, the Bombers out scored the Royals 14-7 in the rest of the quarter to lead 16-14. Jayden Roch led the charge with six points in the quarter.
LVR continued to hold leads of 25-22 at the half and 44-34 after three quarters before Rossland put on a run in the fourth.
Devyn Parker led the Bomber scoring with 13 points while Erica Augsten added 10. Roch finished with nine points.
J. MacKam led the Royals with 14 points while K. McKinnon added 12.
The game was the final home contest for a handful of seniors — Sam Einarson, Melinda Halstead, Kiandra McLaren, Taryn Scarff, and Brittany Wheeler.
“These girls wanted to make a statement for their last home stand . . . and they did it,” said Gibson. LVR opened the tourney by stopping David
Thompson Lakers of Invermere 60-51. The game was also payback for an earlier loss for LVR.
Senior forward Einarson put on a show in front of the LVR student body by scoring a season high of 24 points. Parker and Grade 10 Erica Augsten also added 10 points.
Rookie guard Augsten was the Most Valuable Team Mate, as chosen by the Bombers.
LVR advanced to the final by stopping Prince Charles Comets of Creston 70-35.
The Most Valuable Team Mate for LVR was Kyley Mirva.
The Bombers travel to Castlegar to face the Rockers before making the trek to Creston for the Kootenay High School AA Girl’s Championships.
The winner represents the zone at the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Basketball Championships March 7-10 in Kamloops.