Bombers (white) pressure David Thompson in the back court during Saturday action at the Prince Charles junior boys basketball tournament in Creston. Photo submitted

LVR Bombers win basketball tournament in Trail

Matti Erickson was named tournament MVP

Matti Erickson and Johnny Michalchuk led the L.V. Rogers senior boys basketball team to a first-place finish at a tournament Saturday in Trail.

The Bombers opened the event with a 76-58 loss to host J.L. Crowe Secondary before storming back to win its next three games.

LVR hammered Nakusp Secondary 74-22, held off Invermere’s David Thompson Secondary 59-45, then defeated J.L. Crowe 68-45.

Erickson, who was named tournament MVP, scored 30 points in the final while Michalchuk, who was a tournament all-star, had 20.

Meanwhile in Creston, the junior boys team lost its opener 71-44 to J.L. Crowe. That put the Bombers into consolation play, where they downed Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries 67-27 and David Thompson 67-26.

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