Mustangs finish fourth in Kelowna tournament

The Mustangs had close matches in the Immaculata Mustangs tournament en route to two wins

The Princess Margaret Mustangs senior boys basketball team won two of three games at the Immaculata Mustangs tournament in Kelowna over the weekend.

The Mustangs opened with a 76-67 loss to St. Thomas Aquinas, ranked No. 10, after going into the fourth quarter with a lead. Gurk Klar earned player of the game. Prab Chahal put up 31 points in a 54-39 win over St. Ann’s. Jacob Winstone added 18 points and pulled down 22 rebounds. Defensive players of the game for the Mustangs were Jivraj Grewal and Daman Sarawa.

“It was a good tournament in that each game was close,” said Mustangs assistant coach Dan Van Os, whose team placed fourth. “We were able to refine some team concepts we having been working on in practice and give extra playing time to our role players who really stood out: Gurjeet Johal, Brett Van Os, Mat Zormes and

Connor Graham.

Kelson Harland returned for his first game after his broken thumb healed.

On Jan. 6 the Mustangs lost to the Oliver Hornets 81-53 in South/Central AA league play. The loss dropped the Mustangs to 2-1, while the Hornets are 3-0.

“I thought our team came out very tight in this game and we found ourselves down quickly 13-1 in the first minutes and were never able to recover,” said Van Os. “Credit to Oliver, they came out and took it to us.”

Klar led the Mustangs with 15 points.