Hoops struggles for KVR

KVR Express Grade 7 girls basketball team struggled with floor pace, hurt by turnovers

KVR’s Marrisa Lemoler bounces around McNicoll’s Lyn Deakin during Grade 7 basketball action at KVR Middle School. McNicoll Park won 32-9.

KVR’s Marrisa Lemoler bounces around McNicoll’s Lyn Deakin during Grade 7 basketball action at KVR Middle School. McNicoll Park won 32-9.

The KVR Express girls Grade 7 basketball team didn’t have enough steam to push them to victory in district action.

On Saturday, the Express lost to the McNicoll Park Dragons 32-9, then 28-19 against the Skaha Lake Sharks.

Moonlite Supernault dropped 12 points for the Dragons, while Lyn Deakin and Kalli Loewen finished with six and four points, respectively.

“We didn’t space the floor well enough, which among other things meant too many of our shots were in the middle of a crowd,” said coach Chris Terris. “Cassidy Thomsen attacked the hoop well in transition, which was a real positive.”

Against the Sharks, Grace Robinson rang up 12 points for the winning team. Marissa Lemoler and Julia Cerutti finished with nine and four points, respectively for the Express.

“Sarah Newsted, who had two points, played really well defensively,” said Terris. “She rebounded the ball well and was active helping her teammates.”

The coaches from the Sharks and Dragons couldn’t be reached for full results.

On Monday the Dragons took on the Okanagan Hoops, winning 43-36. The Dragons were led by Emma Schneider, who drained 26 points. For the Hoops, it was Kayley Davies with eight points, Olivia Devito with seven, Emma Terris with six points and four rebounds and Kalli Doell with six points.

Next middle school action is scheduled for Feb. 15.