Penticton Secondary School junior boys Lakers basketball player Owen Labudie pushes the ball up court around a Mount Boucherie Secondary School Bears player during the Valley Championship last weekend in Vernon. Lisa Mazurek/Black Press

Penticton Lakers junior boys basketball finishes in fifth at Valley Championship

Coach gives accolades to the whole team for their contribution all season

The Penticton Secondary School junior boys Lakers basketball team had to settle for fifth place at the Valley Championship tournament last weekend in Vernon.

Lakers coach Brian Hurst said the team came out strong against the Mount Boucherie Secondary School Bears, who had defeated them the previous two times they met on the court.

“Kieran Simpson got us off to a great start with some great hustle in the first quarter. It was a seven point game with a few minutes left with Mason Holt and Jacob Stewart leading the way with 14 points each,” said Hurst.

The Lakers then faced North Kamloops and had an eight point deficit at the half. The team pushed back in the second half of the game and bounced back to win 59-57, extending their season.

In their final match the Lakers met Westsyde, but couldn’t not keep their winning momentum — losing 53-32. Owen Labudie accounted for half of the Lakers points, scoring 16.

“We had great contributions all weekend, and this season from Brett Conquergood, Steven Searcy, Shane Borren, Ethan Giroux and Jordan Moore on the defensive end and good hustle,” said Hurst.

Just Posted

Cannings to host Penticton town hall on Trans Mountain pipeline

A discussion about the Trans-Mountain pipeline expansion with South Okanagan-West Kootenay MP

Summerland Steam to play in two road games

Junior B team will face Nelson Leafs, Castlegar Rebels on weekend

Gingras is turning in her leash with animal control

After 28 years, the ACO is leaving her position with Penticton/Summerland Animal Control

Funding allocated to finish KVR Trail in Kaleden

The RDOS has voted to allott over $30,000 to see that portion of the trail completed

‘Hero’ kid fighting cancer helping with B.C. Children’s Hospital fundraiser

Penticton’s Wills Hodgkinson helping raise funds for B.C. Children’s Hospital

Your morning news in 90: Sept. 21, 2018

Tune in for 90 seconds to get the top headlines for the Okanagan, Shuswap and Similkameen

Who’s running in Penticton’s election?

Candidates for the Penticton municipal and school board election

VIDEO: Neighbours fear impact of B.C. tent city residents

Greater Victoria residents opposed to campers voice concerns at provincial campground

B.C. doctor weighs in on the kid ‘screen time’ debate

A Maple Ridge mother opens up about her children’s use of tablets, smartphones and television

B.C. councillor’s expenses being sent to the RCMP

Decision to have expenses audited and shared with RCMP taken at special meeting of council

More than 35 B.C. mayors elected without contest

No other candidates for mayor in the upcoming local election in 22 per cent of B.C. cities

Legal society poster seeks complainants against two cops on Downtown Eastside

Pivot Legal Society became aware of allegations made against the officers after a video circulated

Jury to deliberate in case of Calgary man accused of murdering woman

Curtis Healy could be convicted of first-degree murder, second-degree murder or manslaughter

House arrest for man who abused disabled B.C. woman, then blamed her

‘Groomed complainant’ and ‘violated position of trust,’ judge says

Most Read