Emma Schneider collected eight points as the Lake City under-17 girls basketball team wrapped up its spring season with a 55-32 win over the West Kelowna Basketball Club. Submitted photo

Lake City U17 girls net win

Lake City Basksetball under-17 girls team ends spring season on winning note

Lake City Basketball under-17 girls capped off its spring season with a 55-32 win over the West Kelowna Basketall Club June 7.

“We lost a close game to West Kelowna a few weeks ago, so it was nice to end on such a positive note against them,” said Lake City coach Chris Terris.

Kali Loewen led Lake City with 13 points and added eight boards. Emma Schneider and Jennifer Hayman each scored eight points. Hayman led with 10 rebounds, while Jill Henrichsen led the team with five rebounds. Natalie Parkin led with three steals.

“We lost a few girls to injury and other commitments early in the season, which changed a few key roles,” said Terris. “Cassie Hannon and Emma Terris became primary ball handlers for us, and Jennifer Hayman, Kali Loewen and Natalie Parkin had to step up in secondary ball handling roles. The improvement over the last three weeks or so has been remarkable.”

Lake City was in Burnaby June 3 to 5 for the Simon Fraser University Club tournament and won three of four games. The opened against Lynn Falley from North Vancouver and lost 38-34, then rebounded to defeat Burnaby’s Triple Threat 38-20.

Related: Lake City girls win championship

“Triple Threat beat us by 18 at UBC-O (May 19 to 22). We played terrifically at the defensive end holding them to seven points in the first half. This win was indicative of the strides the team made over a few week period.”

Lake City then defeated Abbotsford’s New Heights 57-31 and wrapped up the tournament with a 38-23 win over Chilliwack. Terris said New Heights didn’t possess a lot of size, so they were able to dominate in the paint. Henrichsen (14 points) and Schneider (10 points) got a lot of great looks inside.

“All the girls had big moments at key times,” said Terris.

The Lake City coach praised Hayman and Loewen for being active at both ends, while Hannon really made some leaps in creating for her teammates. Emma Terris led in three-point shooting, while Harleen Bansoota chipped in with some timely hoops. Henrichsen and Schneider gave teams fits in the paint and Natalie Parkin’s intensity defensively was contagious.

Jump shots: Lake City is hosting two summer camps. Their camp July 10 to 13 that will be held at KVR Middle School is full. They will hold another camp Aug. 28 to 31 at KVR Middle School. Players interested in signing up for that camp are to contact penticton.minihoops@gmail.com with the following information to reserve their spot: full name, contact number, age/grade and T-shirt size.

Just Posted

Column: Disappointed by comments about local rally

Dustin Godfrey is a reporter for the Penticton Western News

No serious injuries in morning accident

Two pickup trucks collided at an intersection on a Saturday morning.

Vees march to division title goes on

The Penticton Vees lead the Interior Division standings, four points ahead of their closest rivals.

Heavy snowfall warning continues

Kelowna - Expect snow in the Okanagan, Southern Interior and the Kootenays

New BCFGA president well prepared for new task

Oliver orchardist Pinder Dhaliwal has been BCFGA vice-president for five years

What’s happening

Check out what is happening this weekend in the Okanagan-Shuswap.

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Olympic dreams come true for South Okanagan coach

Penticton coach watches as his skier brings home the gold

B.C. files new legal action against TransMountain pipeline

Province tries to uphold City of Burnaby bylaws, provoking Alberta

BCHL Today: Powell River stuns Vernon and BCHL grads lead Team Canada

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.

Reports of money laundering in B.C. real estate ‘troubling’: attorney general

News report alleges people connected to fentanyl trade are using B.C. real estate to launder money

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Two more medals for Canada, and men’s hockey loss

Team Canada shines on the speed skating track, but fall short against the Czechs in hockey

RCMP member challenges court to prevent further disciplinary action

RCMP member launches appeal to avoid new hearing over alleged harassment

Most Read