KSS Owls take bronze at Best of the West

Kelowna Owls guard Brooke Briscoe (left) is tracked closely by Yale
Kelowna Owls guard Brooke Briscoe (left) is tracked closely by Yale's Kendra Arnold during the Best of the West senior girls basketball tournament Saturday at KSS.
— image credit: Doug Farrow/Contributor

The host Kelowna Owls locked up the bronze medal at the 2012 edition of the Best of the West senior girls basketball tournament.

In Saturday's 3rd/4th place finale, the Owls routed Chilliwack Secondary 54-33.

Kiana Lalonde paced the KSS attack with 16 points, while Carly Corrado had a solid all-around game with nine points, six rebounds, four assists, a steal and two blocks.

Aspen Percival added eight points, and Kirstin Fisk grabbed seven rebounds.

KSS opened the tournament Friday with a convincing 78-35 win over the Pen Hi Lakers.

In what was also a Okanagan Valley league game, Brooke Briscoe netted 16 points for the Owls, Lalonde had 14 and 10 rebounds, while Percival had 10 points.

The Owls only defeat of the weekend came at the hands of the No. 10-ranked Yale Lions in the semi final.

KSS got as close as six points in the third quarter, but defensively couldn't contain Yale down the stretch.

Corrado had 14 points for the Owls, while Lalonde added nine points and eight rebounds.

Sara Kurath scored 17 points for Yale.

Aspen Percival of the Owls was named to the tournament's all-star team.

Kendra Arnold of Yale was named the tournament's MVP, leading the Lions to a 92-45 win over Vernon Secondary in the final.

The Mt. Boucherie Bears lost their first two games, then defeated South Delta 59-56 to finish in seventh place.

Meanwhile, the Owls pushed their league record to 6-0 on Tuesday with a 72-45 win over hometown Norkam. Lalonde scored 24 points and added 11 rebounds.

The Owls overall record in B.C. high school girls basketball is 9-6.



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