Two communities from the interior duked it out in their first round of Provincials, with OKM leading the pack and moving one paw closer to the gold.
The game started off with a bang for the Huskies, as they lead in points with a whopping 22-6 lead. Though the game was plagued with fouls, the Gryphons were unable to convert on their free throws.
Huskies had a bit more bite throughout the second quarter, leading the scoreboard 23-11 heading into the locker room.
For the second half of the game, the Gryphons we playing solid defensively, but unfortunately were unable to put up points on the other end. On the other side of the court, OKM showed their strength in numbers, as nearly every player was able to add to the board.
OKM finished strong, clinching their first win of the tournament 62-37 over Smithers.
Head coach Meghan Faust praised her girls for pulling off a big win for the team.
“It’s our first time winning the first game of provincials. Smithers was a tough team to play
and it was super physical. It was a gritty game, so I’m happy that the girls were able to pull that one out.”
Jenna Robinson (#4) was awarded player of the game for her tremendous efforts on the
court, with 12 points.
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Written by: Crystal Scuor