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Loss of key players too much to overcome for LVR, Junior Girls finish fourth

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
February 7th, 2012

The L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers found what it’s like to hit the ground from a high height after the Golden Eagles pounded the host club 79-21 at the Bomber Jr. Boy’s High School Basketball Tournament Saturday at the Hangar.

Granted the Bombers were missing most of its starting lineup due to a school exchange trip to Quebec.

“We were missing most of our guards and that was an area I thought we could exploit (Golden),” Junior Bomber coach Steve Montgomery said following Saturday’s first loss of the season.

“But we get to see Golden again (later this month at a tournament) and I know the boy’s will be ready.”

Two of the players missing during the weekend included guard Ethan Perkins and 6’3” Tobin Eberle.

Without the starters the Bombers, undefeated entering the game, were no match for the bigger and more skilled Eagles.

The Eagles toyed with LVR for the most part before the Bombers put on a bit of a run in the final quarter to make the score a little respectable.

Grayson Arabia led LVR with eight points.

LVR opened the tournament with a hard-fought 50-47 win over J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks.

Arabia led the Bombers with 20 points while Avery Kushner added 15.

Saturday afternoon outlasted a pesky Rossland Royals team 51-48.

The Arabia/ Kushner tandem led LVR in scoring with 22 and 15 points, respectively.

The Junior Bombers host J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the Hangar.

Jr. Bombers finish fourth in Girl’s tourney

The LVR Junior Bombers took it on the chin to finish fourth in the Junior Girl’s part of the weekend tourney at the Hangar.

LVR lost 40-10 to Crowe Hawks, 43-11 to Selkirk Storm of Kimberley and 38-12 to Stanley Humphries Rockers.

Against Crowe Claire Young was team MVP with Annie Dergousoff leading the way with six points.

Danielle Zak scored five against Kimberley and was named game MVP for the Junior Bombers while Alex Dehnel was MVP and Christina Champlin top scorer with four points against Stanley Humphries.

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