Inconsistency around the basket proved to be the difference for the L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers at the West Kootenay High School Junior Boy’s Basketball Championships held in Grand Forks.
The host Wolves secured a 48-43 victory over the Bombers in the final of the Zone Tournament.
Meteo Kataoka scored 23 points to lead the Bombers offensively, connecting for 18 points from beyond the three-point arc.
Matti Erickson added nine points for LVR.
The Bombers, the second seed in the tournament, advanced to the final by stopping Salmo Falcons 47-37 in the semi-final.
Nathaniel Pan and Kataoka each scored 11 points to lead LVR.
LVR finishes the season with an impressive 11-2 record, capturing the J. Lloyd Crowe tournament and finishing fifth at the Fernie Falcons event.
In Trail, the LVR Junior Girls lost to host Crowe Hawks by a wide margin in the West Kootenay Final.
The Bombers defeated Salmo Falcons 27-15 to advance to the semi-final round.
Cayanne Caney and Stine Ralfs each had seven points while Madeline Holitzki added six against the Falcons.