LVR Jr. Bombers suffer back-to-back losses in overtime
The L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers suffered a couple of heartbreaking defeats during a West Kootenay High School Boy’s Basketball Mini-tournament Saturday at the Hangar.
The Junior Bombers saw the Grand Forks Wolves score five points in the final minute to escape with a 41-39 overtime victory in game three of the mini-tournament.
Earlier, LVR lost 50-37 to Mount Sentinel Wildcats — the game also went into overtime.
In other game of the mini-affair, Grand Forks Wolves outlasted a tired Mount Sentinel Wildcats squad 53-42.
Against the Wolves, who the Bombers had defeated earlier this year, LVR led 39-36 in the final minute of the game after sending the game into extra time with a basket at the buzzer.
However, poor execution on offence coupled with two turnovers cost the Bombers the win.
The Dixon brothers — Brock and Dyllen — led LVR with 13 and 10 points, respectively.
Quin Hall, Keegan Jade and Curtis Young each had four points.
In the mini-tourney opener, the Wildcats outscored the Bombers 11-0 in the extra period to win the contest.
It was the third straight win for Mount Sentinel over LVR this season.
The Wildcats opened the game on fire, building a 16-2 lead after one quarter.
Mount Sentinel maintained the margin into the second half before the Bombers caught fire, outscoring the Cats 26-13 to send the game into overtime.
Hall and Young led the Bombers in scoring, netting nine and eight points, respectively.
Dyllen Dixon added six points while Brock Dixon had four.
LVR now prepares for the West Kootenay Junior Boy’s Basketball The Bombers enter the tournament as the four seed and meets J. Lloyd Crowe Junior Hawks in the first game of the tournament.
Mount Sentinel, the top seed, gains a bye into the second round.
Other games have second seed Stanley Humphries meeting Salmo Falcons and third seed Grand Forks playing Boundary Central of Midway.
The tournament concludes Saturday.