LVR heading back to Senior Girl's Basketball Provincial Tournament
The L.V. Rogers Senior Bombers are returning to the provincials for the first time in five years after capturing the Kootenay High School Girl’s Basketball zone title with a 60-44 win over David Thompson Lakers of Invermere in the final Saturday afternoon at Stanley Humphries in Castlegar
The Bombers now represent the Kootenays at the provincial tournament March 4-8 in Langley.
Naomi Perkins poured in 26 points for LVR to lead the charge offensively.
Despite the wide margin of victory, LVR struggled to start the contest, down 6-5 after one period.
However, by halftime the Bombers established their play and took a 26-16 lead.
After three quarters LVR led 41-30
Allie Zondervan added 12 points while Christina Champlin finished with 10.
LVR advanced to the final, missing three players off the roster, with a 44-22 win over Selkirk Storm of Kimberley in the semi final.
“The girls played solid D(efence) and controlled the glass on the offensive and defensive end,” said Bomber coach Chris Dergousoff.
“We didn’t really push ourselves as we knew we needed to be rested for our second game — LVR had a 2.5 hour break).”
LVR led 23-12 at the half. Leading scorer in the semi final were Ansleigh Dergousoff and Perkins, each with 11 points.
Sian Nielsen added 10 and Roxanne Baker had six points.
David Thompson posted an upset over J.L. Crowe Hawks of Trail in the other semi final.
LVR finished the regular season 16-4 record.
The LVR Senior Boy’s are also heading to the provincial tournament, gaining a bye into the AAA Chamipionships.