Athletics Review: February 3, 2008

Senior Girls Basketball
The Senior Girls basketball team played in the Spotswood Memorial Tournament held at Belmont. The girls lost their first game against Spectrum 52-35.Katrina MacIntosh led the way for SMUS with 17 points, while Katherine Kohler earned six. In the following game against Bodwell from North Vancouver, the girls won 49-48 with a shot from Anna Fretz in the last second of the game. Lauren Kipp earned 16 points and Katrina MacIntosh 15 points. Jasmine Yan, with six points, led the way for the Blue Jags.In the next game the girls lost to the Clayton Heights squad from the Lower Mainland.Leaders of this game include, Katrina MacIntosh with 21 points Lauren Kipp with 10 and Ceilidh MacLeod with eight points. Overall, another valuable learning experience for the young Blue Jags.

Junior Girls Basketball
The Junior Girls basketball team attended the ISA Championship, riding a three-game winning streak. The first game was against York House. In the first half the girls kept the score within ten points.However, York House won this first game and this loss meant the highest possible ranking for SMUS could be fourth place. Fortunately, the girls still maintained their wining attitude and went on to play Shawnigan Lake School in their second game. In this game the team was able to keep a combination of 3-4 starting players on the bench throughout the game and won 61-15.Our third and last game of the tournament was against Crofton House School.In the second half, our girls turned things around, and their fourth quarter performance was superb. The final result was a 48-16 win.
Game MVPs for the tournament were Sydney Stockus, Richelle Leonard, and Ciara Glen.

Grade 9 Girls Basketball
The Grade 9 girls played a tough first game against Windsor, a Vancouver team. The girls played hard the whole game, but lost narrowly in the end. The team’s defence was really coming together and an honourable mention goes to three players Tara Moon, Mary Lapp and Sophie Yeates.

In the second game the girls beat New Westminster. In the win, Sophie Yeates had six steals and Emma Ronning lit up the scoreboard.

Senior Boys Basketball
The Senior Boys basketball team was at a tournament at Brentwood College this weekend, playing against some of the top Island talent.The boys were matched up against Highland secondary who is among the top AAA teams on the Island. The boys fought hard and deserved the three-point win.In the second game, against the top AA school Mark Isfeld, the game came down to the wire. SMUS found themselves up one with seven seconds left, however, they were one defensive rebound short of a victory. Playing for fifth place out of the 16 teams, SMUS matched up against another AAA school Timberline. In what could only be described as ‘hammering’ the other team, the boys ran away with a 25-point victory.

Grade 9 Boys Basketball
Due to exams, the boys had a week of practice, followed by the Dover Bay Tournament. The first game was against Aspen Park from Courtney. Led by the scoring of Leo Chou and Logan McColl, the team finished with a 19-point victory. Game two matched the team against Dover Bay. The boys came out charging, and the score was close for the first two quarters. Unfortunately in the third quarter the boys had a difficult comeback. The final score was a nine point loss. Standouts in this game were Mason Chou and Brian Christensen.

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