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Kushner, Perkins and Arabia power Junior Bombers to hoop sweep at Mount Sentinel playday

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
January 31st, 2012

The future’s so bright Bomber head coach Ross Naka had better wear shades.

With ex-Bomber grad Steve Montgomery leading the show, the LVR Junior Bombers continue to turn heads on the local high school hoop scene and make Naka one happy camper knowing the crop of juniors are getting the necessary coaching to keep the LVR program strong for many years to come.

The Junior Bombers improved to an heady 11-0 after posting a pair of victories Saturday at the Mount Sentinel Wildcats playday.

The Bombers bounced Stanley Humphries of Castlegar 44-30 before knocking off the host Cats 56-17 in the three-team affair.

Against the Rockers, LVR led 23-14 at half time and 35-20 at the end of three quarters.  

The balanced Bomber attack in which eight players hit the score sheet was led by Avery Kushner with 12 points and Ethan Perkins with 10.

Grayson Arabia and Tobin Eberle each had nine and six points, respectively. 

Despite playing back-to-back games, it was LVR that had all the energy against Mount Sentinel.

Montgomery had the Bombers use full court pressure breakdown the Cats early and often, cruising to a 35-11 halftime lead and eventually winning going away.

Again the Bombers showed a balanced attack with nine players scoring. 

Point guard Arabia scored a team-high 16 points with fellow guards Ethan Perkins and Avery Kushner along with forward Shota Ida chipping in with 11, nine and six points. respectively.

The Bomber big-men both contributed with 6’3” Tobin Eberle grabbing in 12 rebounds, five points and two blocked shots while 6’2” Zach Montgomery had 10 rebounds, four points and three blocked.

 The Bombers return to the Hangar Wednesday to host the Rockers at 5 p.m. in the second of a home-and-home league game set.

Friday, LVR plays host to the annual Bomber Invitational at the Hangar. 

The home tournament will pose a significant challenge to their undefeated record as five players including Perkins and Eberle will be in Quebec that weekend with another school function.

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