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KSS girls win valley title

The KSS Owls celebrate the Okanagan Valley junior girls basketball title Saturday in Kamloops. The Owls are: (back from left) coach Kirsten Mulleny, Taya Lalonde,  Claire DeMug, Ellie McCarthy, Allison Fellhauer, coach Ken Mulleny, (middle) Claire DeWitt, Nicole Fedorak, Kassandra Fergus, Anais  Tremblay-Derksen, Vanessa Richards, Kendall Grayson and (front)  Lindsay Nicholas. Missing : Lindsey Turton - Contributed
The KSS Owls celebrate the Okanagan Valley junior girls basketball title Saturday in Kamloops. The Owls are: (back from left) coach Kirsten Mulleny, Taya Lalonde, Claire DeMug, Ellie McCarthy, Allison Fellhauer, coach Ken Mulleny, (middle) Claire DeWitt, Nicole Fedorak, Kassandra Fergus, Anais Tremblay-Derksen, Vanessa Richards, Kendall Grayson and (front) Lindsay Nicholas. Missing : Lindsey Turton
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The KSS Owls are the 2014 Okanagan Valley junior girls basketball champs.

The Owls claimed valley gold on Saturday in Kamloops, defeating South Kamloops Secondary 52-45 in the championship game.

It was a hard-fought contest, with Vanessa Richards of the Owls connecting for key back-to-back three-pointers in the second half.

Tournament MVP Claire Demug led the way with 15 points, while first-team all-star guard Lindsay Nicholas scored 14. Richards was named a second-team all-star.

In the opener on Friday night, the Owls defeated Vernon Secondary 48-19. Allison Fellhauer was named player of the game with 14 points and six rebounds.

In the semifinal, the Owls came from behind to beat Similkameen 51-44. Lindsay Nicholas was named player of the game with 12 points, while  Claire DeMug pitched in with a double-double on 13 points and 10 rebounds.

With the valley win, KSS qualifies for the B.C. School Sports junior girls provincial championship, Feb. 26 to March 1 at the Langley Events Centre.

The rest of the Owls are Anais Tremblay-Derksen, Claire DeWitt, Ellie McCarthy, Kassy Fergus, Kendall Grayson, Taya Lalonde, Nicole Fedorak, and Lindsey Turton.  The team is coached by Kirsten and Ken Mulleny.

 

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