Heading into Fred Fedorak Christmas Classic, the host Pen High Lakers basketball team is seeking a win.
The senior team, coach by Colin Cook, has yet to win and is coming off a 100-40 loss to Rutland on Tuesday.
“I think we have a pretty good shot at winning a few games,” said Cook. “A bit smaller schools. We’ve been working on our presses quite a bit. We have been improving. Our half court defence is getting quite strong.”
Having played strong competition entering the tournament, Cook said his team looks forward playing in front of their school to today and Friday.
“It’s only their second game at home,” said Cook, agreeing they will get a boost with home crowd behind them.
The tournament has a senior and junior boys pool. In the seniors side, the Lakers are joined by George Elliot, Kalamalka, Maggie, Summerland and Keremeos. The junior side features Pen High’s 9 and 10, Summerland, Rutland, Osoyoos, Oliver, Kelowna Secondary School (Yellow) and Maggie 10.
The Maggie Mustangs open the tournament in their gym, where most of their games will be played, against Keremeos at 4:30 p.m. The final games Friday for the senior boys is at Pen High starting at 2:15 and 3:30 p.m. for the junior boys at Maggie.