KVR Express steamroll competition in basketball tournament

Western News Staff

KVR Express couldn’t be stopped as they rolled through the Abbotsford Middle School tournament last weekend.

The Express ran over the hosts 61-8, cruised past Walnut Grove 38-11 and Pitt Meadows 38-17.

Express coach René Aubin said the opposition couldn’t handle his team. Defensively, KVR averaged 17 steals per game with 12 forced turnovers.

“Annick Cole, Tianna Apps and Kyra Wallace are the head of our defensive pressure and they create havoc for the other teams,” said Aubin. “They are fast and read the play well to get steals and turnovers.”

Offensively, Hannah Clarke had strong ball control and went four-for-eight beyond the three-point line. Lyndzie Caron also contributed as top scorer averaging 15 points per game and shooting 50 per cent from beyond the three-point line. Coach Aubin commented: “There are a lot of ways that we can score,” said Aubin. “We like to run the floor and score quickly, we take advantage of turnovers, we shoot the ball well, and, when we have to, we don’t mind settling into our half court offense. It’s fun to watch these girls play ball.”

Mariah Gray and Kiera Moroziuk received team awards for their effort on the court while Clarke, Caron, Apps and Cole were recognized with Player of the Game awards.

“We accomplished our goals for the weekend,” said Aubin. “We solidified our team defence concept and came together as a team rather than a group of individuals. I am proud of the girls for the work they have put in and the way they are coming together.”

The Express began their season Thursday against host Skaha Lake Middle School and play at Pen High this Friday and Saturday in a Grade 9 Tournament.


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