Mustang basketball squads take third and fourth

Princess Margaret boys get third in Kelowna, while overtime loss gives girls fourth

CAITLIN NEARY of the Princess Margaret Mustangs looks to get past a Vernon Secondary Panther. The Panthers won the match in overtime 74-71.

CAITLIN NEARY of the Princess Margaret Mustangs looks to get past a Vernon Secondary Panther. The Panthers won the match in overtime 74-71.

The Princess Margaret Mustangs lost a 74-71 overtime decision to Vernon Secondary Panthers in the bronze medal game at the Immaculata Classic this past weekend.

The game saw numerous lead changes with the Mustangs (No. 9) unable to protect a five-point lead against the No. 5 ranked team provincially in the last two minutes of regulation play.  Danielle Ruocco had a monster game for the Mustangs with 26 points while Riley Terbasket completed a break-out weekend with 12 points to go with 13 rebounds. Megan Admussen-Blair chipped in 11 points while Taylor Corrie added 10. Kenzi Haberstock was named the defensive player of the game while pulling down eight rebounds.

The Mustangs opened by dispatching a stubborn College Heights squad from Prince George, 66-61. Riley Terbasket was named player of the game after contributing seven points while defensive player of the game honours went to Shinaaz Johal for leading in rebounds.  Ruocco led all scorers with 18 points while Admussen-Blair knocked down 15.

The Mustangs lost the semifinal to Immaculata (No. 3) by a score of 85-61.  Jaquelyn Ford was the Mustangs player of the game contributing eight points while the defensive player of the game award went to Admussen-Blair, who also led the Mustangs with 17 points.  Terbasket had a strong game with 13 points.

The Mustangs play Summerland in league play Wednesday before travelling to Kamloops this weekend where they open against Westsyde in the Sa-Hali tournament.

Mustang boys finish third

A strong second half push helped the Princess Margaret Mustangs take third in the Immaculata senior boys basketball classic.

Tied 47-47 in the second half, the Mustangs prevailed 103-61. Kohl Linder led with 34 points.

The Mustangs opened with a 67-35 win against Mt. Sentinel and defeated Kelowna Christian 61-40 as Gawk Klar shot eight-for-13 from three-point land. In the semifinal agains the South Okanagan Hornets, the Lakers lost.

The Mustangs host the Summerland Rockets Wednesday at 6:45 p.m., and then head to Vernon for tournament at Fulton Secondary on Thursday.