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Lakers looking for crowd support to silence Owls

The Pen High Lakers senior girls basketball team faces the Kelowna Owls at home Feb. 4 at 6 p.m., and coach Lesley Lacroix is looking for outside help.

Lacroix would love to have a strong home crowd behind her group. The last time the Owls and Lakers met, the Owls won 52-45.

“To beat KSS we have to shoot well from the perimeter to match up against their extended zone defence,” said Lacroix, whose team is playing in the Owls tournament this weekend. “We are bigger inside, so getting points in the paint from Hayden Craig, Natasha Reimer, and Haylee Robertson will be key as well.”

Lacroix said the Owls are athletic and are well-coached with a history of success behind them.

While her group hasn’t played since Jan. 21, the players trained hard through the week as a break from long spells studying for exams.

“I think the practice time has been really beneficial as every session the kids shoot the ball 300-plus times,” said Lacroix.

 

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