Both Stanley Humphries junior basketball teams faced the tough J.L. Crowe Hawks in regular season play on Tuesday night at SHSS.
The girls’ team is comprised mostly of Grade 8 players, said co-coach Kim Matson.
“We’re improving each game,” she said. “Tonight’s the best game they’ve played so far.”
The final score was 30-14, but the score didn’t seem to get the team down, who laughed and smiled until the final buzzer.
“They have great determination and they hustle, hustle, hustle,” co-coach Gord Matson said.
The boys team, coached by Ryan Franks and Sean Chahley, fought hard against the Hawks but lost 54-19. Franks said it’s an improvement from the last time they played against the Trail team.
“Last time we didn’t have a point by half time,” he said.
Franks said the team hasn’t been together long. Consequently, they’re still learning to play with each other and are working out the kinks.
“We’ve only played a couple games but they’re coming along,” he said.
Tuesday night’s standout player for SHSS was Bjorn Morris, who scored 11 out of the team’s 19 points, Franks said.
The girls are heading to a tournament in Grand Forks this weekend. The next home games are on Feb. 8 against Salmo. The girls play at 5 p.m. and the boys start at 6:30 p.m.