The Charles Bloom Timberwolves bowed 72-52 to the No. 3 (senior A girls) Pemberton Red Devils in semifinal play Saturday at their home tournament in Lumby.
Bloom came out with a full court press, and took am early 23-11 before Pemberton mounted a bit of a comeback in the second, closing the half with Bloom up by six.
It was 42-42 after three quarters, but the Red Devils capitalized on some Bloom turnovers to take the lead for good.
Shannon Baetschmann shot the lights out from the high post, and wing players Jessica Salzmann and Tina Jones attacked all afternoon from the weakside wing, for the T-Wolves.
The VSS Panthers went 3-0 in a round-robin senior AA girls tournament at George Elliot in Lake Country, gonging the Gladstone Gladiators of Vancouver 77-22 and stuffing Williams Lake 60-39 Saturday.
Sonora Bohaychuk returned to VSS from injury and finished with three points and three rebounds after a long layoff. Top Cats’ scorers were Karley Fugel, with 23 points and 17 rebounds, and Quinsy Leier, with 23 points and 16 boards. It was Gladstone’s first overnight tourney in five years.
Against Williams Lake, Leier registered 20 points and nine rebounds, Mary Rice earned 14 points and six rebounds, and Sage Blundell added nine points.
In junior girls play, the PVSS junior girls finished their round-robin Snoball tournament by crushing the George Elliot Coyotes of Winfield 48-21 and ambushing the Princeton Rebels 48-21.
Page Copeland drained 13 points and Vicki Voth added a dozen as PVSS defeated the Coyotes. Voth sank 14 points versus the Rebels.
Game stars for the Saints, who dropped their Friday opener to the Golden Golden Eagles, were Aurora Cox, Voth, Copeland, Csilla Vasarhelyi, Alissa Johnson and Allyshia West.
“Vicki is only a Grade 9, but is an incredible athlete and a very unselfish player,” said PVSS coach Deb Murphy. “The team has really jelled right before playoffs so we could be the team to upset someone.”
The Saints host Charles Bloom in first-round playoff action Thursday.