Taya Hanson of the Kelowna Owls drives to the basket against Duchess Park Saturday in the final of the Best of the West senior girls basketball tournament at KSS.

Owls runners-up at Best of West

Duchess Park beats KSS in final of annual senior girls hoops tourney

  • Tue Feb 2nd, 2016 2:00pm
  • Sports

The host Kelowna Owls made it to the final of the Best of the West senior girls basketball tournament before meeting their match.

The Duchess Park Condors of Prince George downed the Owls 71-64 in Saturday evening’s championship game of the annual tourney at KSS.

Tournament all-star Taya Hanson paced the Owls with 24 points in the final, while Alley Corrado added 12.

The Owls—ranked No. 4 in B.C. AAA girls basketball—reached the final by defeating Yale 57-33, Arch Bishop 79-33 and Vernon 77-72.

The Immaculata Mustangs, the defending B.C. AA champs, took bronze defeating Vernon 90-65 in the 3rd place game.

The Mustangs defeated Yale 100-67, then lost 86-80 to Duchess Park in the semifinals.

Immaculata’s Ashlyn Day was named to the tournament’s all star team.

Madison Landry, of Duchess Park, was named the Best of the West MVP.

Players of the game honours for KSS went to Hanson, Corrado and Ellie McCarthy.

Day, Nicole Hart and Mackenzie Horst won player of the game awards for the Mustangs.