Mustangs storm out to double victory over Rockets

Senior girls earn convincing win, while boys have closer battle with Rockets

DANIELLE RUOCCO of the Princess Margaret Mustangs senior basketball team blazes past Summerland Rockets' Melanie Martens in AA BC Girls High School action Wednesday in Summerland. The Mustangs dominated the home team en route to a 78-25 win.

The Princess Margaret Mustangs crushed the Summerland Rockets 78-25 on the road Wednesday.

The Mustangs charge was led by Danielle Ruocco, who dazzled her way to 22 points, while Reiley Terbasket dropped 15 to go with seven rebounds.  Megan Admussen-Blair picked up a double-double with 13 points and 10 boards and Taylor Corrie added 15 points and eight rebounds.

Mustangs coach Dave Killick said the team spent a lot of time working on offense during the week. He was pleased to see his players execute.

“We were patient with the ball and ran options, that was good,” he said.

The Mustangs also focused on their rebounds and defensive work, which was evident as they outscored the Rockets in the third quarter, 17-2.

“The kids ran some lines when they didn’t get rebounds,” said Killick. “You expect them to compete for at least every rebound.”

Shinaaz Johal continued her strong play in the paint for the Mustangs with nine boards and six points.

This weekend they travel to Vernon to face three of the top AA teams from the valley. Friday night they play George Elliot from Winfield followed by Sa-Hali of Kamloops and Okanagan Mission of Kelowna on Saturday.

Second-half surge lifts Mustangs

The Mustangs got a tight battle with the Rockets, coming out on top 62-55. Mustangs coach Brian Hurst said his team played defensively strong and their shooting executed more in the second half. Prabh Chahal led the way with 17 points, including two key three-pointers. Kohl Linder had a strong defensive game and made key baskets inside finishing with 14 points.  Landon Brickenden led Summerland with 15 points.

Next week the Mustangs play three games starting Wednesday versus George Elliott at 6:45, then two home games Thursday at 3 p.m. and Friday morning as part of the Fred Fedorak Christmas Classic.


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