Bombers coast to title at Wildcats tournament; get past pesky Falcons in final
The L.V. Rogers tuned up for a big test this coming weekend in Penticton by stopping the Salmo Falcons 98-47 in the final of the Mount Sentinel Wildcats High School Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday evening in the South Slocan.
Isaiah Kingdon and Jack Sturrup with 23 and 22 points respectively, led the Bomber charge in a contest that saw the entire roster contribute according to LVR coach Ross Naka.
LVR, a Double-A team playing against mostly Single-A competition, had an easy time in the tournament.
The squad opened by blasting Stanley Humphries Rockers 95-27 and Crowe Hawks of Trail 74-37.
The Falcons advanced to the final by opening with a 93-48 win over the LVR Single-A squad.
Salmo then needed a solid effort to narrowly edge Grand Forks Wolves 78-76 in semi final play Saturday.
The host Wildcats opened the tournament in front of the student body losing 76-63 to the Crowe Hawks.
The loss comes a week after the Cats defeated the Hawks by 20 points to capture the Crowe tournament.
Mount Sentinel rallied from the loss to win the consolation side of the tourney, 70-47 over Selkirk Storm of Kimberley.
Devon Kabatoff led the Cats with 18 points while Adam Twible had 14.
The Cats defeated Stanley Humphries 72-23.
LVR, 4-5 on the season, travels to Penticton to compete in the Pen-Hi Tournament beginning Thursday.