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Wild night for Bombers, Baker thumps LVR 62-34

Brittany Wheeler, seen here in earlier action this season, and the Bombers had offensive troubles Tuesday against the Wild

By The Nelson Daily Sports

The Mount Baker Wild turned a close game into a rout in a hurry, out scoring the host Bombers 22-0 in the third period to go on to register a 62-34 victory in Kootenay High School Girl’s Basketball action Tuesday at the L.V. Rogers Hangar.

Emily Elmo scored a game-high 24 points, including four hoops from three-point land, to lead the Wild to the easy victory.

The contest the fifth in seven days for the Bombers following the Christmas holiday break.

The Bombers started fast out of the gate, building a 9-0 lead before the Wild scored a basket.

However, Baker outscored the Bombers 10-2 to cut the margin to 11-10 after one period.

In the second quarter the game turned on an inadvertent play. Bomber point guard Sarah Fuhr became entangled with the Wild player and suffered an injured thumb.

The injury proved costly as Fuhr runs the Bomber offence and leads the team in scoring, averaging 17 points per game.

The Wild took advantage of LVR’s inability to score, turning a 23-19 lead into a 45-19 advantage after three quarters.

Kiandra McLaren led the Bombers in scoring with 10 points while Kyndle Doolan added eight. Fuhr had seven points before leaving the game while Emily Klapstein had six.

The Bombers are idle until January 20 when the club plays host to the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks at the Hangar.

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