Two out of three ain’t bad for GFSS girl hoopsters for first road trip

Two out of the three Grand Forks Secondary School (GFSS) girls basketball teams won on Wednesday evening in Castlegar.

The Grand Forks Secondary grade 8 girls team (in white) beat their Stanley Humphries counterparts on Wednesday in Castlegar.

Two out of the three Grand Forks Secondary School (GFSS) girls basketball teams won on Wednesday evening at Stanley Humphries Secondary School (SHSS) in Castlegar. The games were the first for all three, who’ve been practicing since volleyball ended at the end of November.

First to take the court were the grade 8 teams. The GFSS Wolves pulled out to an early lead and held off a late SHSS rally to win 30-20.

The junior teams played next and saw GF use strong defence and good rebounding to win 27-7 over the Rockers. Keyra Stoochnoff led the Wolves with 10 points, while Alyssa Makortoff added six.

“It was the first game of the season for both teams and the rust and nerves showed early,” said GFSS coach Craig Lindsay. “Once we got going and the girls clamped down on defence, they played well. We also passed the ball well and attacked the hoop.”

Lindsay said the juniors got contributions from several different players.

“Every player helped get the win,” he said. “It was a real balanced effort.

The seniors took the floor at 6:30 p.m. The SHSS Rockers took an early lead led by the backcourt duo of Rebekah Liszt and Rachael teBulte. The final score was 30-18 for the host Rockers.

This weekend, the GFSS seniors are off to Osoyoos for a tournament.



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