The KSS Owls celebrate the Okanagan Valley junior girls basketball title Saturday in Kamloops. The Owls are: (back from left) coach Kirsten Mulleny

The KSS Owls celebrate the Okanagan Valley junior girls basketball title Saturday in Kamloops. The Owls are: (back from left) coach Kirsten Mulleny

KSS girls win valley title

Owls junior team takes Okanagan Valley basketball title with win over South Kamloops

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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