The Stanley Humphries Secondary School bantam (grade 8) girls basketball team played their first game of the season on Tuesday, Dec. 11 hosting Mount Sentinel Secondary from South Slocan.
After a slow start, the SHSS Bulldogs started to make some shots and play some strong defence as they overcame a small six point deficit late in the game to tie the score at 26-26.
“It was a great first effort,” said coach Craig Lindsay. “The girls showed off a lot of the skills we have been working on in practice since the start of the season. Our defence, in particular, was very solid. Everyone helped each other out. Mount Sentinel is very good and well coached and I expect we’ll have a few more close games with them before the season’s over.”
Being an exhibition game, the coaches agreed to not play overtime and leave the game as a tie.
The SHSS junior and senior girls basketball teams were also in action on Tuesday playing their first league games at L.V. Rogers in Nelson.
The juniors beat LVR 30-22 led by Rebekah Liszt’s 13 points. The senior fell 47-17 despite a strong effort from Nora Furer who scored six points and grabbed 12 rebounds.
On Thursday the seniors host Mount Sentinel at SHSS. The next action for the juniors is Dec. 18 at J.L. Crowe in Trail. The grade 8s next game will be after Christmas.