Mustangs get third, all-star nod

Megan Admussen-Blair named all-star in Kamloops, puts up two double-double performances

Danielle Ruocco’s 23-point performance led the Princess Margaret Mustangs to third in the Sa-Hali senior girls basketball tournament on the weekend.

The Mustangs defeated NorKam 73-48 with Megan Admussen-Blair knocking down an additional 18 points with Taylor Corrie scoring nine, while player of the game Riley Terbasket contributed eight points to go with seven assists.

The Mustangs only loss in four games came at the hands Duchess Park of Prince George in the semifinal.  The Mustangs lost 83-57 to the Condors, ranked No.1 in B.C. They overcame a seven-point deficit in the first quarter and briefly held the lead before the Condors slowly took control. Corrie was named player of the game after dropping 17 points, while Admussen-Blair added 15 to go with seven rebounds.  Ruocco contributed 10 points while Terbasket added six points and seven boards.

The Mustangs opened with a 74-44 win over the Westsyde Whundas of Kamloops.  Kenzi Haberstock was player of the game on the strength of seven points and 11 rebounds while Ruocco had 23 points and Terbasket added 13 points. Admussen-Blair rang up 20 points to go with 14 rebounds. In the quarter-final game, the Mustangs put away GW Graham of Chilliwack 57-46.  Ruocco was named player of the game with a 20-point outburst while Admussen-Blair, who was named to the all-star team, had another double-double with 12 points and 16 boards.  Shinaaz Johal was a force on the defensive end ripping down numerous rebounds.

The Mustangs host their own tournament this coming weekend when they host Nechako Valley Friday at 2:15, Sa-Hali Saturday at 9:30 and then OKM of Kelowna at 6:15 p.m.