The Stanley Humphries Secondary School senior girls basketball team played their first tournament of the year last weekend at David Thompson Secondary in Invermere. The Bulldogs played three games and won one.
In their first game, SHSS played a strong Selkirk Secondary team from Kimberley and lost 73-26. Leeza Perehudoff played well with five points and seven rebounds, while Svetlana Hadikin added eight points and four assists.
The Bulldogs faces the Fernie Falcons in their second game and lost 58-24. Leading the way for SHSS was Rebekah Liszt with seven points, Kierra Cates with five points, including a three pointer, and three steals, and Jenna Kalmakoff added nine rebounds.
SHSS picked up their first win of the season in their last game, beating the host team from Invermere 52-47 in overtime. Kelsey Matson had a strong game with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Rachael teBulte added nine points and an amazing 17 rebounds. Liszt added nine assists and five steals.
“The girls improved with every game,” said coach Gord Matson. “We came from down five points in the fourth quarter in our last game to tie and win in overtime. It was very exciting. We maintained a great spirit of hustle and enthusiasm throughout the tournament. Our senior leaders Leeza Perehudoff, Kierra Cates and Kelsey Matson showed great leadership all tournament.”
Feb. 11 games
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.