Sports in BRIEF

Lakers girls rugby, spring basketball, Pinnacles FC, Flames lacrosse and mixed slo pitch highlighted

Lakers girls rugby picks up two wins

Pen High Lakers senior girls rugby team routed the South Kamloops Titans 66-0 on Monday then North Kamloops 30-5 on Wednesday. The win gave the Lakers first place in the AAA division. The top two teams in the division get berths at the provincial championships in May with the third place team being given a berth in a lower provincial championship pool. Lakers coach Ian Butters said it was a very good result against the Titans given that half of his 28 players are playing in their first rugby season. The starting 15 consisted of six rookies. The Lakers are now 4-0. Penticton has defeated Mt Boucherie, Salmon Arm and South Kamloops as well as going undefeated at Pa’kit.

Spring basketball

KVR Lakers under-12 team split two games in the Kelowna Minor Basketball League. Playing in a under-12 and -13 league, the Lakers lost to the Spartans 41-18 on April 12 and defeated the Mariners 24-22 on April 19.  Liev Elder led the Lakers with 12 points against the Spartans and Tegan Elder collected nine rebounds.

“The girls had some obvious nerves but competed very well,” said coach Chris Terris.  “They had one dominant player who scored 23 points. That said, there was no quit in our girls.” Against the Mariners, Emma Terris led with eight points, while Liev Elder, Olivia Devito and Kaitlyn Hutcheson each scored four. “The girls were far more aggressive attacking the hoop,” said Terris.

Pinnacles FC girls net big win

In Pinnacles FC district soccer action, Brooke Planedin and Sara Vriends scored twice, while Natalia Ibenez and Azayla Klippenstein added singles in a 6-0 win over Shuswap in under-14 action on Sunday. Jollee Perrier and Aillie Hayman had stellar games on defence.

Flames open lacrosse season with loss

The South Okanagan Flames opened the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League season with a 14-10 loss to the Kelowna Raiders Monday. The Flames played in Penticton’s Memorial Arena with 11 players. They were led offensively by Levi Thompson and Connor Walton, who each scored three times. Thompson added an assist. Kaid McLeod finished with two goals and six points. Other goals were scored by Liam Neary and Tanner Thompson. In goal for the Flames was Brad Stel, who made several key saves. The Flames travel to Kamloops on April 27 to face the Venom at 7:30 p.m. then travel to Vernon May 11 for a 7:30 p.m. Their next home game is against the Venom on May 12 at 3 p.m.

Mixed slo pitch action

In Penticton mixed slo pitch B division action, Konanz chiropractic doubled up the Barking Parrot Boozers 18-9.  They now have six wins and one tie. The Boozers are still looking for their first win with five losses and a tie. Leading the division are the Brat Pack with seven wins and two losses.


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