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Quick starting Baker foils L.V. Rogers 54-46

John Zak kept the Bombers close with 15 points.

By The Nelson Daily Sports

The Mount Baker Wild jumped out to a 21-11 first quarter lead en route to a 54-46 victory over the L.V. Rogers Bombers in Kootenay High School Boy’s Basketball action Tuesday at the Hangar in Nelson.

Scott Watinoogh led the charge for the Wild with 10 of the 21 points.

LVR rallied back in the second quarter, out scoring the Wild 13-12 but Baker increased its margin to 45-31 after three periods and never looked back.

Mike Hamm led the Wild with 22 points while Watinoogh added 15.

Leading the Bomber attack was John Zak with 15 while Jason D’Andrea had 11. Jesse Zak had seven and Clay Rickaby chipped in with six.

The Bombers now travel to Vernon Thursday to play in the Clarence Fulton Maroons Invitational Tournament.

The tourney is loaded with top caliber AA teams in the province, including second ranked South Okanagan Hornets from Oliver.

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