By Bruce Fuhr,
The Nelson Daily Sports
Freshman point guard Garrett Perry had a breakout game as the L.V. Rogers Bombers blasted the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks 76-44 in Kootenay High School Boy’s Basketball League action Thursday night at the Hangar.
Perry checked in with 20 points, but it was his fine distribution of the ball that caught the attention of Bomber head coach Blair D’Andrea.
“Garrett stepped up at the point guard position,” D’Andrea said. “He hasn’t been playing with a lot of confidence of late but tonight he distributed the ball well and hit a lot of his shots.”
“He deserved the 20 points he got tonight,” he added.
Bombers turned a close game early into an easy win, especially after struggling Tuesday against Mount Sentinel Wildcats.
Jason D’Andrea led all scorers with 24 points, including three from three-point land. John Zak had 18 points before spraining an ankle.
Maverick Seed was a force on the boards for LVR. Jesse Zak also left the game with an ankle injury.
“I’m happy with my UN (United Nations) team on the bench,” D’Andrea said with a chuckle. “They (David Chen, Jae Tak and Leonard Batubura) all chipped in with valuable floor time.”
LVR is idle until Feb. 4-5 when the Bombers host a four-team tournament. The event is combined with four girls teams.
On the boy’s side are Mount Sentinel, Selkirk Storm of Kimberley and Kalamalka Lakers of Vernon.
Bombers blast past J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks
By Bruce Fuhr,