Express girls keep rolling

KVR Express Grade 8 girls basketball team cruises past Princeton

Kayley Davies scored 24 points to help the KVR Express charge through Princeton 72-18 in South Zone league play Tuesday night.

Kalli Doell added 14 points to go with five steals, while Mckenna Clarke scored 10 points to go with three rebounds and three steals. Emma Terris and Jennifer Hayman contributed eight points respectively, with Hayman also grabbing six boards. The win improved the Express to 4-0 in league play.

“Kalli, Kayley and Mckenna led the way and were rewarded with a lot of transition opportunities as a result,” said coach Chris Terris.

The Express coach had also stressed for Terris to be more aggressive offensively and he liked what he saw, adding he hopes she can build on that performance.

Over the weekend, the Express also played in a tournament going 3-1. Against Merritt A, the Express won 47-13 with Doell leading offensively with 13 points while Davies added eight. Tegan Elder, in her return from knee surgery last year, was named player of the game with a five-point, three-rebound effort.

“It was pretty special to see her out on the court,” said Terris. “She makes us a deeper team and allows us to give teams a few different looks.”

The Express topped Heritage Christian 39-34. Davies led with 11 points with and four steals.

In a 47-24 loss to Vernon Secondary, Doell had seven points and five steals, while Hayman grabbed nine rebounds. Facing Merritt B, the Express cruised to another easy win, 67-18. Hayman was the big scorer with 18 points while adding seven rebounds. Clark had 15 points, four rebounds and three steals. Doell added 12 points.

“Overall, we were really pleased with the weekend,” said Terris. “Teams threw a few zone defences our way, which the girls hadn’t seen yet. Given the circumstances, they reacted very well.”

The Express next plays VSS Saturday at Pen High at 3 p.m.




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