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.