It’s been a tough season for the Grand Forks Secondary senior girls basketball team. After merging with the junior girls team and having some players quit for various reason, the senior Wolves have emerged with a solid, committed 11 players.
Although they have improved, the wins haven’t shown yet. The team lost four games on the weekend at the Midway tournament by big scores: 78-28 to Selkirk from Kimberley; 73-28 to eventual tournament champion Boundary Central; 60-21 to Nakusp; and, in their best effort, 59-32 to Osoyoos.
Katrina Makortoff scored 10 points against Osoyoos, while Elizabeth Henne added six. Against Nakusp, Victoria Henne led with seven points, while Makortoff added six; In the battle of the Boundary teams, Makortoff scored 14 points against Midway; and Makortoff also led against Kimberley with 10 points. Makortoff picked up player of the game honours in each game.
“The girls played hard and did improve,” said coach Craig Lindsay. “Our help defence and offensive execution in the final game was much, much better. We just gave up far too many lay-ups and other easy shots. We also miss way too many easy shots near the basket. It just comes down to our lack of experience.”
Lindsay said the Wolves continue to get solid contributions from their junior-aged players. The tournament was the team’s first since after Christmas and the rust showed.
The team travels to Castlegar this weekend for a tournament at Stanley Humphries Secondary. The Wolves first game is Friday night against Kimberley.