Rockets take Huskies for third

Summerland Rockets senior boys basketball team starts season with third-place finish in tournament

The Summerland Secondary Rockets senior boys basketball team opened the season with a third-place finish in a Kelowna tournament.

The Rockets started the Kelowna Christian tournament last weekend with a 75-73 win over the Osoyoos Rattlers. Jared Breitkreuz sealed the win with a layup with .03 seconds remaining. Spencer McIntosh earned Player of the Game recognition for his 34-point performance. Scott Richards was given the Hustle Award for his outstanding rebounding.

Against the host Kelowna Christian Knights, No.1 in single A, Richards was named Player of the Game, while Breitkruz won the Hustle Award in a 68-53 loss.  In their final game the Rockets took on the Okanagan Mission Huskies. The Rockets rebounded in the second half from a slow start to win 75-50 and take third. Landon Brickenden was named Player of the Game after he racked up 23 second half points and Geoff Stathers was given the Hustle Award for his excellent effort.

The Rockets next action is at the Pen High Christmas tournament Dec.17-18. They will also be playing in the SSS alumni tournament on Boxing Day. The boys’ grads from 2004 will take on the current Rockets at noon. The 2005-11 grads will face the 2012 class at 1:30 p.m.

On the girls’ side, at 3 p.m. will be players from any year. At 4:30 p.m., the boys loser of the noon game will face the loser of the 1:30 game. The boys winner of the 1:30 game will play the winner of the noon game at 6 p.m.

The cost of the tournament is $20 per alumni, boys and $10 for girls. Fees can be paid to Don Walker or Blair Haddrell when uniforms are picked up. Pay in cash or cheques payable to the Summerland Alumni Association. Proceeds from this tournament will go to help fund the senior Rockets basketball program.

Contact Blair Haddrell or Walker Outdoor Ed via Facebook to confirm or call 250-494-1759 and leave your name, phone number and grad year.

A social gathering at the Perch is also an option after the final.


 

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