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Bombers ready for playoff run, finish sixth at Sahali tourney

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
February 5th, 2013

The L.V. Rogers Bombers tuned up for the playoff run by finishing sixth at the Sahali High School Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday in Kamloops.

Playing in a tournament that included several ranked teams, the Bombers finished sixth overall after falling 83-68 to Abbotsford Secondary in consolation round action.

Jack Sturrup led the Bombers offensively and was selected LVR’s player-of-the-game.

LVR opened the tournament late Thursday night losing 88-72 to South Okanagan Hornets.

Forward Isaiah Kingdon scored 17 points for the Bombers to capture s player-of-the-game honours.

LVR head coach Ross Naka said turnovers told the story for the Kootenay squad.

The Bombers rebounded in game two to outlast host Sahali 57-43.

Senior forward Matt Zukowski led the Bombers with 17 points.

Zukowski earned s player-of-the-game accolades.

LVR then dropped a 58-48 decision to Duchess Park from Prince George. 

The Bombers played well for a half, up by eight points at the break, before being out scored in the second 20 minutes.

“We were up 8 at the half just did not execute well late,” said Naka about the contest against the seventh-ranked AA squad from the Northern Interior.

Jesse Zak was player of the game with 12 points. 

“Cail spencer and Isaiah Kingdon were great defensively on provincial team guard Montell Lindgren,” Naka said.

The Bombers take to the court Thursday when the club plays host to Mount Sentinel Wildcats at 6:30 p.m. in the Hangar.

The Bomber varsity girls play before the boy’s contest.


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