Mustangs nab second in first hoops tournament

Maggie's senior girls team travels to Winfield bowing to Immaculata in final

The Princess Margaret senior girl’s basketball team opened up their season by placing second at the George Elliot tournament in Winfield over the weekend.  The Mustangs, currently ranked No. 8 in the province, lost to No. 3 Immaculata Mustangs of Kelowna 96-68 in the final.  The northern Mustangs used an 8-0 run late in the second quarter to open up a 12-point lead and never looked back.  Megan Admussen-Blair led Maggie with 26 points and was named player of the game while Danielle Ruocco added 21.  Caitlin Neary was the leading rebounder with seven boards.

The Mustangs opened by defeating Kelowna’s Aberdeen Hall 74 – 22. Admussen-Blair knocked down 17 points to go with nine rebounds while Ruocco chipped in 14 points.  Reiley Terbasket and Taylor Corrie each contributed seven points while Shinaaz Johal dominated the boards ripping down 14 rebounds.  Player of the game Jasper Pankratz provided a spark coming off the bench scoring six points.

In the semifinal, the Mustangs dispatched a stubborn Heritage Christian team from Kelowna 63–59.  Ruocco was easily the Mustang player of the game with 27 points while Corrie knocked down 12, Admussen-Blair added 11, with Terbasket chipping in eight.  Kenzi Haberstock was a force on the boards with 11 rebounds.

The next action for the Mustangs is this Wednesday when they travel to Summerland for their first league game.  Tip-off is at 5 p.m.  This weekend Maggie is in Vernon where they will play three of the top AA schools in the valley.