Athletics Review: Feb 1, 2010

Squash
Girls vs. Brentwood College: won 3-2

  • Nicole Bunyan won 3-0
  • Brynn Daniels won 3-0
  • Deryn Ramsey won 3-0
  • Lisa Evans lost 1-3
  • Rachel Wong lost 0-3

Girls vs. Shawnigan Lake: won 5-0

  • Nicole Bunyan won 3-0
  • Brynn Daniels won 3-0
  • Deryn Ramsey won 3-0
  • Lisa Evans won 3-0
  • Rachel Wong won 3-0

Girls vs. York House won 4-1

  • Nicole Bunyan won 3-0
  • Brynn Daniels won 3-0
  • Deryn Ramsey won 3-0
  • Rachel Wong won 3-0
  • Lisa Evans lost 3-0 (default)

Girls win gold!

Senior boys vs. Brentwood College: won 3-2

  • Tyler Olson won 3-0
  • Moishe Steinbok won 3-0
  • Lachlan Glen lost 1-3
  • Justus Koenig won3-1
  • Jordi Fowler lost 0-3

Senior boys vs. St. George’s won 3-2

  • Tyler Olson won 3-0
  • Moishe Steinbok won 3-1
  • Lachlan Glen lost 0-3
  • Justus Koenig won 3-2
  • Jordi Fowler lost 0-3

Senior boys vs. Shawnigan Lake: lost 1-4

  • Tyler Olson won 3-0
  • Moishe Steinbok lost 0-3
  • Lachlan Glen lost 0-3
  • Justus Koenig lost 0-3
  • Jordi Fowler lost 0-3

Senior boys vs. West Point Gray: won 5-0

  • Tyler Olson won 3-0
  • Moishe Steinbok won 3-0
  • Lachlan Glen won 3-0
  • Justus Koenig won 3-0
  • Jordi Fowler won 3-0

Senior Boys win silver!

Junior boys vs. Brentwood College: won 3-2

  • Jeremy Fairley won 3-2
  • Adam Weech lost 0-3
  • Cole Turner won 3-0
  • Matt Ashton won 3-0
  • Stephen Lam lost 0-3

Junior boys vs. Saint Georges: lost 2-3

  • Jeremy Fairley lost 0-3
  • Adam Weech lost 0-3
  • Cole Turner won 3-2
  • Matt Ashton won 3-2
  • Stephen Lam lost 2-3

Junior boys vs. Shawnigan Lake: lost 1-4

  • Jeremy Fairley lost 0-3
  • Adam Weech lost 0-3
  • Cole Turner lost 0-3
  • Matt Ashton won 3-1
  • Stephen Lam lost 0-3

Junior Boys won Bronze!

Overall, this is as well as we could have done. The girls winning gold was expected and the Senior boys winning silver was a very good result. Justus Koenig had two very good wins under pressure and Moishe Steinbok also pulled out a very good win against St Georges. The Junior boys did well to finish third, mainly because of a very gutsy performance by Jeremy Fairley to win 3-2 against his Brentwood College opponent.

Junior Boys Basketball
The Junior boys basketball squads logged a lot of important time on the practice court the past two weeks, as a gap in the schedule and provincial exams saw fewer league games on the cards. The provincially #7 ranked Jags did fit in two league tilts, running their record to 4-0 in advance of the early February showdowns vs. Lambrick Park and Mt. Douglas.

The first of these was a 38-16 win over Belmont, with all players sharing courtime. Derek Hyde-Lay, with 9 points, led a balanced scoring attack, with a stingy defence limiting the Bulldogs to no more than 6 points in any quarter.

Then, in front of an enthusiastic evening crowd, the team overturned archrivals Oak Bay 48-39. Dawit Workie, Mark Yorath, Joe Erlic and Liam Maclure each scored 10 points, while, off the bench, Johnny Sipos and Alex Davies provided good defence and energy.

The Blues were busier, and also remained unbeaten in league play, easily dispatching Dunsmuir and Edward Milne. After then downing both Lambrick Park and Oak Bay in exhibition matches, the team, at the Sutherland Tournament in North Vancouver, enjoyed a fantastic contest against provincial power Pitt Meadows, giving as good as it got before falling 74-68. Trenton Schulz-Franco, pressed into action at point guard, gave an assured performance, while Wayne Lin and Keiler Totz continued to shine. The other two games, against the hosts and then West Vancouver, resulted in victories and leaves the group well positioned for a run at the Island crown on February 19-20.

Finally, the Whites return to action February 2 with a home game vs GNS.

Senior Girls Basketball
The Senior girls basketball team has been struggling as of late with a record of 3-3, since their strong performance at the Victoria City Police Tournament. The team has had recent league wins over St. Andrews and GNS, but unfortunately, they dropped the league championship to Lambrick Park.

  • SMUS 49 – St. Andrews 24 (Sydney Stockus: 13pts 8 Rebounds; Madison Hadfield: 10pts 4 Steals)
  • SMUS 40 – LP 56 (Annie Pike: 13 pts 9 Reb 7 Steals; Abbey Piazza: 10pts 5 Steals; Ciara Glen: 9 pts)
  • SMUS 46 – GNS 22

In recent tournament action, the team travelled to York House for the Big Kahuna Classic. With the return of the Grade 9 standout, Sophia Ducharme, the team was finally at full strength. In the opening round game, SMUS squared off against the #10-ranked Nechako Valley Vikings. SMUS had a 3 point half-time lead, but struggled to score in the second half, losing the game 45-60. Annie Pike had a strong performance with 15 points and 6 rebounds. Sydney Stockus also played well finishing with 13 points and 6 rebounds and Abbey Piazza chipped in with 10 points.

Now on consolation side of the draw, SMUS played Little Flower Academy in the second game of the day, defeating the Angels 61-46. Abbey Piazza led all scorers with 19 points and 7 steals, Stockus had another strong game with 12 points and 8 rebounds, Pike added 10 points and 6 rebounds and Ciara Glen finished with 5 points and 6 steals.

In the team’s final game of the tournament the Jags faced Crofton House. Looking for some revenge from last year’s crushing OT defeat at the hands of Crofton House in the final game of provincials, SMUS was hoping to turn things around. However, it was not to be, as the team continued to struggle from the perimeter and around the basket. SMUS dropped the game 40-60. Piazza finished with 21 points and Stockus added 12 points and 6 rebounds.

With one league game remaining, the team will refocus and prepare for the Island Championships on Feb. 11-13th at Carihi in Campbell River.

Grade 9 Girls Basketball
The Grade 9 girls basketball team (SMUS 2 team) has jumped out to an impressive 5-0 start in league. Last week, the girls took on the SMUS 1 team and it was a great match up. The game was tight throughout, the teams exchanging key baskets back and forth. At half, the score was 22-20 for the SMUS 2 team. In the second half, the SMUS 2 team starting pushing the ball up the floor and hitting some key shots. The final score was 50-32. The girls had some well-balanced scoring: Rachel Sibbaid led the charge with 14 points, Allie White added 12 points, and Erin Hope and Orla Glen contributed 9 points each.

On Monday, the girls travelled to Lambrick Park. The SMUS girls jumped out to a blazing start and never looked back winning 45-14. With ball pressure and pushing the ball up the court, Lambrick Park could not recover. Many steals resulted in easy baskets and it was to much for Lambrick to overcome. Leading the way was Hannah McElderry with 16 points. Erin Hope chipped in with 8 points. This was a real team effort and each girl contributed for this victory.

On Tuesday, the winning ways continued. With swarming full-court defense and Phoenix Sun fastbreak basketball, the girls took over the first 2 minutes of the game, jumping out to a 11-0 lead. By half, the girls built up a 40-10 halfcourt lead. The aggression and intensity carried over to the second half and the final score was 59-18 for SMUS. Hannah McElderry lead the scoring with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Allie White added 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Erin Hope chipped in with 10 points and 8 assists.

On Wednesday night, the Grade 9 team will try to go 6-0 in league by facing PCS. The game begins at 5:45pm.

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