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Mustangs home, finally
Home sweet home.
It’s where most teams enjoy playing with the crowd behind them.
The Princess Margaret Mustangs senior girls basketball team hasn’t had that luxury, however, because they are not in a league this season. This weekend is their first time playing at home as they host a Mustang Mania tournament.
“We are hoping the girls get used to playing in our own gym as we host the Valleys here in three weeks,” said Mustangs coach Dave Killick. “We are really hoping to take advantage of that and secure a berth to the provincials.”
Killick and his co-coach Jeff Goodis, expect improvement at both ends of the court, putting players through various offensive schemes and shoring up their defence.
“We have also been focusing on playing and practising with more intensity,” said Killick.
The Mustangs draw consists of the Sa-Hali Sabres (Kamloops), Okanagan Mission Huskies (Kelowna) and Vernon Secondary Panthers, who Killick said will be the top seeded teams.
“It will be a chance to see where we stack up ahead of time,” said Killick. “As well, Keremeos is one of the top A schools in the province and we had our hands full the last time we played them.”
College Heights (Prince George), along with JL Crowe (Trail) and George Elliot (Winfield) are also considered good teams in the tournament.