Friday Mentions - Impressive Performance of the Day
MKMBA NXT Level vs. BC250
MKMBA NXT Level basketball ended with a 54-27 win in their first game of the tournament. The 12 girl roster played a strong four quarters against the against the team from Kelowna, B.C. Emily Holt had an impressive performance, leading the team in scoring with 17 points. Taylor Wood was close behind with 14 points, nine of which came from three pointers.
Sudbury JAM vs. Stormers
The Stormers fell short to Sudbury in an early game. Sudbury’s team was well balanced with three players scoring 10 or more points. Emelie Lafond led the team with 13 points, followed by Mireille DiMaio, Jadyn Weltz, Dylan Mazzuchin contributing 10 points each.
VK Basketball U15 vs. Triple Threat
VK put on an impressive performance for their first game of the tournament. Three VK players put more than 10 points on the board. Marin Lenz and Gemma Cutler both had 17 points, while Jessica Clarke led the team with 18 points.
VK Basketball U14 vs. Calgary Basketball Academy
The young VK team is testing their game against the older girls at the tournament and proved themselves in their first game. VK’s Sophia Wisotzki had the best game at the tournament so far, sinking five three pointers, and putting up 24 points in total. CBA’s Nisha Jackson contributed 10 points, making five of her six free throws.
VK Basketball U17 vs. Big Country J
Natalie Rathler had the best performance of the game, putting up 16 points for VK, in their with over Big Country.
Langley Sports Association vs. Vancity Diamonds
In a good game against two B.C teams, Langley came out superior. Jenna Dick had a particularly impressive first half, putting 14 points on the board for her team. She continued in second half, and didn’t disappoint, adding an additional eight, to total 22 points for the game. For the Diamonds, Surprise Munie led the team with 12 points.
Triple Threat vs. Grads
Triple Threat won by 10 points over the Grads. Triple Threat’s Martha Melaku was the leading scorer for her team with 17 points. Grad’s player, Mimi was the leading scorer of the entire game, sneaking by Melaku, with a total of 18 points.
SVIBA vs. Big Country S
The team from Vancouver Island fell short to the team from Cambridge ON. Big Country raked up the score with many of their players able to shoot three pointers. Notably, Jess Angelini make four three-pointers, putting up 16 points in total. Crisis Vasquez wasn’t far behind, contributing 12 points through three point shots.
VK Basketball U16 vs. SWOOSH
Another young team, VK U16 captured a win against SWOOSH in the U17 division. VK’s eight girl roster all contributed to the win, with the lead scorers being Jessica Parker who made five of her six foul shots, which added five points to her 16 point total. Jessica Wisotzki was close behind with a total of 14.
Big Country J vs. Langley Sports Association
Langley defended their home against Ontario team, Big Country J in their afternoon game. Tania Rowell made all but one of her free throws, and led the team to a win with 37 points. Big Country’s Adri was the leading scorer for her team with a total of 17 points.
Tricounty Thunder vs. VK Basketball U17
It was a neck and neck game between home team B.C, and top Ontario team, Tricounty Thunder. VK snuck past with a 47-44 win. Thunder’s Kaitlyn Overeem was consistent throughout the game making all four of her free throws, and adding an additional eight points on top of that. VK player, Emma Kramer lead the game in scoring with 18 points, helping the team to their win.
Triple Threat U15 vs. BC250
BC250 won in this hometown matchup. Both teams had a full roster of scorers, but Lily Pink, from BC250, lead the game with an impressive 23 points.
Vk Basketball U15 vs. Sudbury Jam
Sudbury played a tough game against VK in a fairly even match up. Sudbury was able to get a lead and maintain it, to win 50-41. Emelie Lafond, of Sudbury had her second impressive game of the day and led the team in scoring in both halves, ending with a total of 22 points. Makenna Gardner was the lead point scorer for VK and totalled 18 points, 12 of which came from three-pointers.
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Written by: Sarah Reid