Bombers shot down in Okanagan
The L.V. Rogers Bombers felt what it was like to be kicked around as the Kootenay squad struggled mightily at the Fulton Maroons High School Boy’s Basketball Tournament this past weekend in Vernon.
The shorthanded Bombers were outscored by a 2-to-1 margin in three games against Okanagan AA competition.
“It definitely was a tough weekend,” said Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan.
“But on the positive side, it was nice to see our senior players be vocal on the court and lead by example.”
Phelan, a Bomber grad and part of the two-time provincial champion team from LVR and Trafalgar, was talking about seniors Bjorn Morris, Tobin Eberle and Ethan Perkins.
All three Bombers worked from tip-off to buzzer despite being shelled by stronger Okanagan teams.
Against host Fulton, LVR lost 97-66.
Perkins finished with 16 points while Morris added 15.
Perkins, finishing with 12 points, continued his strong play during a shellacking at the hands of Kalamalka Lakers, 88-32.
In the final game, against Sahali of Kamloops, the Bombers lost 89-51.
Perkins again had 16 points to lead the Bombers.
LVR played the tournament without a full roster as sickness and player commitments depleted the squad heading to the Okanagan.
The Bombers get right back on the horse this weekend as the club travels to Golden to compete in the Kicking Horse Classic.
LVR is slotted into a pool with Cranbrook’s Mount Baker Wild and Selkirk Storm of Kimberley.
The final is set for 4 p.m. Saturday.