Junior Bombers continue roll on the hardwood

The L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers pushed their record to 11-0 in West Kootenay league action

The LVR Junior Bombers boys' team had another great weekend.

The L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers pushed their record to 11-0 in West Kootenay league action after a solid weekend at Mt. Sentinel.

The Junior Bombers travelled to the junction to play two back-to-back games in a three-team round robin event with the host Mt. Sentinel Wildcats and Stanley Humphries from Castlegar.

The Bombers cruised to a 44-30 win against Humphries in their first game. LVR was ahead 23-14 at the half and 35-20 at the end of the third quarter. The balanced Bomber attack, that saw eight players hit the score sheet, was led by Avery Kushner, Ethan Perkins, Grayson Arabia and Tobin Eberle each chipping in with 12, 10, nine, and six points respectively.

“We play a full court pressure, up-tempo run-and-gun style of basketball that’s really fun to play and watch,” said Bombers’ coach Steve Montgomery. “We have a deep bench with 13 players and a solid team concept with this group of boys. I roll lines of five players out in different combinations that are working well together and that way everybody plays and develops. They all work well together on the court and have great chemistry.”

In the second game against Mt. Sentinel, the Bombers full court pressure broke down their opponents early and often cruising to a 35-11 halftime lead and eventually winning 56-17.  Again the Bombers showed a balanced attack with nine players scoring.

Point guard Arabia scored a team-high 16 points with fellow guards Perkins and Kushner, along with forward Shota Ida chipping in with 11, nine and six points respectively. The Bomber big men both contributed with 6’3” Eberle grabbing in 12 rebounds, five points and two blocked shots, while 6’2” Zach Montgomery had 10 rebounds, four points and three blocked shots.

The Bombers next action is Wednesday in the Hangar at 5 p.m. against Stanley Humphries in the second of a home-and-home league game set.

All the Bombers teams host the annual Bomber Invitational at the Fairview high school this coming weekend.


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