Roadrunners run all over Bombers at B.C. High School AA Boy's hoop championships
The Mission Roadrunners ran all over the L.V. Rogers Bombers on day one of the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Basketball Championships Wednesday in Kamloops.
The Roadrunners opened the 16-team tournament as the top seed.
Mission jumped all over the Bombers in the first quarter and never looked back holding a 19-6 advantage at the break.
“I was happy with our defence in the game,” said Bomber coach Ross Naka. “When you get into a 1 vs 16 game, things can get out of hand pretty easy but we held our own against a very good club.”
Mission led 37-16 at the half and 55-24 after three quarters.
Senior John Zak led the Bombers, the 16th seed, with 13 points while Erich Schepkowski added seven.
LVR is missing starting guard Jack Sturrup, who injured his back during the Kootenay AA Boy’s tournament in Grand Forks.
Sturrup had a hard fall during the semi final game against Golden.
He played in the final but last week developed back pains and was not cleared by doctors to play in the tourament.
LVR returns to the court Thursday against South Okanagan Hornets at 10 a.m.
The Bombers must pay special attention to Hornet leading scorer Greet Gill, who dropped in 45 points in a losing cause to Duchess Park of Prince George.