Zacharuk big scorer for Hyacks

Amanda Zacharuk netted 24 points in the final game as the New Westminster Hyacks won all three of their matches at the Bob Gair Memorial senior girls basketball tournament at NWSS before Christmas.

Zacharuk’s production led the Hyacks to a 61-38 victory over Richmond’s McMath Wildcats. Sonia Heer was the Hyacks’ next highest scorer with eight points.

Zacharuk was also named player of the game with 25 points while Heer pumped in 29 in the previous day’s battle in which New West downed the Elgin Park Orcas of Surrey 74-63. Hannah DeVos contributed 11 points while Princess Frias had 10.

The Hyacks opened the tournament by downing Vancouver’s Van Tech Talismen 91-41 with Sonia Heer getting player of the game honours.

The senior squad is 9-3 on the season and see their next action Wednesday, Jan. 8 in a league game when they visit the Moscrop Panthers. They’ll also play in the Archbishop Carney tournament in Port Coquitlam next weekend.

In the junior girls’ Gair, New Westminster finished second with a 53-47 loss to North Vancouver’s Seycove Seyhawks. Emma Forgie scored 17 in a losing cause.

In a previous game, Celia Palmer was the team’s top scorer in a 45-31 victory over the St. Thomas More Collegiate Knights.

The senior boys Hyacks won their opening Gair game by defeating the Johnston Heights Eagles 71-61 but then lost 84-43 to the Port Moody Blues.

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