Mount Sentinel Wildcats claim top prize at Rockers tourney
The Mount Sentinel Wildcats deployed a pressure defence to capture the top prize at the Stanley Humphries Rockers High School Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday in Castlegar.
The Cats edged host Rockers 62-58 to capture the title.
“We were happy with the boys considering we were missing several keys players for much of the weekend,” said coach Ed Neilsen.
“The bench kids stepped up as did the starters.”
The Wildcats opened the four-team tourney with a 71-48 win over Salmo Falcons.
Johnny Johnson, playing only one game during the tournament, led the Cats with 24 points.
Saturday, Mount Sentinel defeated Nakusp Cougars 78-41. Oliver Cougar had 18 and Joe Roshinsky netted 15 to pace Mount Sentinel.
The Cats have a weekend off before hosting J Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail, Nelson LVR Bombers and the Salmo Falcons in a mini-tourney at the South Slocan school.