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Mallard's Team of the Week — Trafalgar Thunder Girl's Basketball

The Trafalgar Thunder include, Willow Kikosewin- Holden, Nora Janssen, Shelbi Van Hellemond, Atlyn Proctor, Niya Latkin, Gabby Anderson, Olivia Bezaire, Jocelyn Mushamanski and Taya Short. Missing, Alana Knox, Bella Donaldson Lily Fitzgerald, Adelaide Dunkerson, Imogen Maley, Haley Croston and Samaya Dancer. — Submitted photo

Before the outdoor season kicks into high gear, Mallard’s Source for sports wanted to spotlight the improvements of the Trafalgar Thunder Girl’s Basketball Team.

The squad showed steady improvement throughout the season to almost knock off favoured Castlegar in the final game of the season for the Thunder.

Coach Fred Brown said after starting the season with 14 of the 16 players new to the sport, the team did not let early season losses — by 30 points to the same Castlegar squad — dim spirits to work hard to get better.

In the final game, Castlegar needed a late basket to knock off the Thunder 27-25. Trafalgar rallied to tie the game with seven seconds remaining in the game before the Sunflower City squad converted the game-winning basket.

Mallard’s Source for sport would like to salute the Thunder with Team of the Week.

The team includes, Willow Kikosewin- Holden, Nora Janssen, Shelbi Van Hellemond , Atlyn Proctor, Niya Latkin, Gabby Anderson, Olivia Bezaire, Jocelyn Mushamanski , Taya Short, Alana Knox, Bella Donaldson Lily Fitzgerald, Adelaide Dunkerson, Imogen Maley, Haley Croston and Samaya Dancer.

Trafalgar graduates only four players with 12 expected back when the season begins in December.