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.


Just Posted

Campbell scores in OT as Leafs outlast Nitehawks 7-6

Nelson gave up three leads against rival Beaver Valley

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

Applications sought for annual Nelson heritage award

Deadline for submissions is Oct. 30.

Playmor Junction daycare expansion faces opposition

Neighbours upset with rezoning application, citing traffic, noise and concerns about future uses

Trafalgar Thunder take gold in Oliver

The Thunder knocked out the top seed in the semis en route to gold

Singer k.d. lang receives Alberta’s highest honour

Celebrated singer-songwriter k.d. lang received the Alberta Order of Excellence in Edmonton

‘Mom, I’m in trouble:’ Canadian faces 10 years for alleged graffiti

Brittney Schneider, another tourist caught spraying message on walls of Tha Pae Gate in Thailand

Feds consulting on national anti-racism strategy behind closed doors

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez says people still face systemic racism in some communities

Enbridge aims for mid-November to finish B.C. pipeline repair after blast

A natural gas pipeline that ruptured and burned near Prince George caused an explosion and fireball

How to get government cheques if Canada Post staff go on strike

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers said members could go on rotating strikes as early as Monday

Anti-SOGI school trustee files defamation lawsuit against BCTF president

Barry Neufeld says Glen Hansman’s words caused him “indignity,” “personal harassment,” and “anxiety”

Ocean ‘blob’ returns to B.C.’s North Coast

A 2,000 kilometre patch of warm ocean water could signal a warm winter in Prince Rupert

Pot sales down by nearly 70% on Day 2 of legalization in B.C.

Several products on BC Cannabis Store are still sold out

Most Read