By Daily News Staff
The Magnificent Seven didn’t have a lot of ammunition left in the arsenal come the third game in less than 24 hours.
Princess Margaret Mustang of Penticton 11-5 in the fourth period en route to a 57-50 victory in the consolation final of the Fulton Maroons High School Girl’s Basketball Tournament Saturday in
Mustang center Rachael Knoll torched the Bomber defence for 21 points to lead the South Okanagan school to the fourth place finish in the tournament.
LVR, entering the tournament with only eight players, one down from the season roster, lost another player to the flu during the two-day event. The player shortage took its toll on the Bombers who ran out of gas in the second half after leading 28-26 at recess.
Sarah Fuhr led the Bombers with 17 points while Kyndle Doolan added 12. Kiandra McLaren had six points for LVR.
Earlier in the day the Bombers served notice the school is not about to simply give its zone title away without a fight as LVR bounced the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail 59-39.
LVR outscored the Hawks 22-9 in the second quarter to open a 32-20 halftime lead. The Bombers continued to dominate the Hawks in the second half led by Doolan’s 19 points.
Fuhr had 14 points while McLaren and senior center Rachael Moulson had eight and six points, respectively.
LVR opened the tournament losing to Rutland Voodoos 54-38.
The Bombers, trailing 38-22 in the third quarter, went on a 10-1 run to cut the margin to 39-32.
However, Rutland had an answer to the Bombers, outscoring the Kootenay squad 15-6 down the stretch to pull out the victory.
Doolan led the Bombers with 16 points while Fuhr checked in with 15.
The Bombers are right back on the court Tuesday when the Mount Baker Wild enter the Hangar. The boy’s contest goes at 4 p.m. with the girl’s game set for 5:45 p.m.