Watson powers Bombers past Hawks in high school hoop action
The L.V. Rogers Bombers won for the second time in as many games on the West Kootenay High School Basketball League circuit Thursday, stopping the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks 71-53 in Trail.
Missing some key players off the roster due to injury — including Josh Matosevic to a concussion and Kai Shave — the Bombers hopped on the back of Grade 10 forward Vinnie Watson.
The power forward led all scorers with 36 points while pulling down 17 rebounds to led the LVR offence.
The game was close for 20 minutes as LVR held period leads of 13-6 and 25-22 at the half.
But LVR broke open the close game with a 22-point third period to lead 47-35.
Darian Johnson had 10 points for LVR while point guard Robby Dixon added eight.
Other scorers included Eamon Studer with seven points, Stryder Scott and Brock Dixon each with four points and Jake Anderson had a bucket.
Next up for the Bombers is the annual Blair D’Andrea Boxing Day tournament at the LVR Hangar.
Bomber grads from past years form teams to play in the annual one-day affair.