Jr. Voodoos take Fulton tourney

Rutland defeats rival KSS in final of junior boys basketball tournament in Vernon

The Rutland Voodoos Grade 10 boys team celebrates its win at the Clarence Fulton junior tournament. The Voodoos are: (back

In an all-Kelowna final, the Rutland Voodoos downed the rival KSS Owls to capture the Clarence Fulton junior boys basketball tournament.

Despite battling a bout of the flu, the Voodoos, comprised of Grade 10 players, outlasted the Owls 76-70 in a tightly contested final Saturday in Vernon.

In a championship game that saw 10 lead changes, tournament MVP Isaac Young paced the Rutland attack with 22 points and 11 rebounds.

Prabhtej Deol, the player of the game in the final, added 17 points and three steals, while Brandon Porter chipped in with 12 points.

Nick Burnham scored 16 points for the Owls. Jasper Buechi was Kelowna’s player of the game.

RSS opened the tourney Friday with a 64-37 win over the host Fulton Maroons. Deol scored 14 points, Young had 12 points and eight boards, while Porter and Austin Shreeves contributed 10 points apiece.

In the semifinal Saturday morning, the Voodoos defeated the George Elliot Coyotes 47-31.

Young had another big game for Rutland, with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Jeff Lwowski had eight points and four blocks, while Shreeves was solid defensively with seven blocks and five steals.

Nic Lafontaine had nine points for Elliot.

“This was a great team win,” Voodoos coach Jeff Balkenhol said of the tournament title. “Everyone saw the floor. The flu season has hit us hard but our decision making on the court was good enough to produce a championship.”

Along with Young’s MVP honours, Brandon Porter was named a first-team all-star, along with the Owls’ Nic Burnham.

The Voodoos are coached by Jeff Balkenhol and Chris Werry

 

Just Posted

Kelowna mayoral candidate’s sign set aflame

Bobby Kennedy’s sign was set on fire on Saturday morning

TEDxKelowna looks to inspire Kelowna

The event will showcase ideas that transcend sectors and generations

Long awaited second power line in West Kelowna postponed

The power line was set to be completed in 2020 and will now be installed in 2025

Cops for Kids cyclists return home

After cycling 1,000 kilometres they have completed their 10 day journey

Sunshine ahead for Kelowna

Your weekly forecast shows that the sun will shine again on Tuesday

Meet the Chef: Kai Koroll, executive chef at Block One restaurant

Koroll honours the terroir of the Okanagan in every dish he serves

B.C. students send books to displaced students of Hornby Island school fire

Maple Ridge elementary school teacher says students learned about acts of kindness

Trans Canada now open west of Chase, ‘heavy delays’

Few details available about crash that closed Trans Canada Highway west of Chase Sunday, Sept. 23

Oliver to get new sheriff from graduating class

Oliver will be one of a number of B.C. communities to get a member of the recent graduating class

Trump drains oxygen from Trudeau foreign policy with PM, Freeland bound for UN

A lot has changed since the Liberals came to power in Canada in 2015

B.C. man fined $15,000, barred from trading securities for fraud

Larry Keith Davis used money from an investor to pay personal bills

Emergency crews investigate small sulphuric acid spill in Kootenays

IRM states a small volume of less than one cup and three dime-sized drips were leaked from carrier

Family, friends of B.C murder victim want killer sent back to max security facility

Group wants convicted murderer Walter Ramsay sent back to a maximum security facility

Most Read