The Nelson connection: three local girls are on the team that will represent the Kootenay at the BC Summer Games this week: Naomi Perkins

Nelson athletes prepare for BC Summer Games

Three Nelson girls are on the Kootenay basketball team heading to BC Summer Games

The Kootenay BC Summer Games girls basketball team has been busy getting in some last minute practice at Selkirk College in Castlegar.

The 10 players began their training session last week and finished up Friday. The team heads to the games in Surrey today.

Players come from as far as Cranbrook and Sparwood in the east and Greenwood in the west. Three Nelson players are on the team: Naomi Perkins, Annie Dergousoff, and Alexandra (Allie) Zondervan.

Head coach Kim Matson and assistant coach Craig Lindsay brought team together in the central location of Castlegar.

Lindsay says the Nelson players add a lot to the team.

“All three girls are work extremely hard and have really improved over the time that the team has been together,” he said.

“Naomi, Annie, and Allie will be counted will be counted on for their strong defence at the wing position and quickness on the fast break. They are also all extremely coachable and great team players.”

The team has had several three-hour sessions on the court, but has also had a chance to bond over fun team activities and even swimming in the river.

Last weekend the team was in Spokane for a team camp at Gonzaga University. Although the competition was tough, the girls played hard and really improved, said Matson.

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