Cole Oulette fires a shot at the net from the far corner in the match against Charles Hays on Saturday at Caledonia. Photos by Jackie Lieuwen

Cole Oulette fires a shot at the net from the far corner in the match against Charles Hays on Saturday at Caledonia. Photos by Jackie Lieuwen

Junior boys go 1-2 in Terrace play day this weekend

The junior Kermodes defeated Smithers, but lost to Charles Hays and the senior Centennial boys

The Terrace Kermode junior boys basketball team hosted a playday at Caledonia Senior Secondary this weekend.

The Kermodes played three games, losing 66-70 to the senior boys from Centennial Christian School on Friday night.

On Saturday they faced Smithers Secondary, defeating them 60-33, and Charles Hays, losing 33-48.

Coach Matthew Lowndes said he felt the boys played some great competitive games.

“I thought we shot the ball well in our first two games. We have been averaging nine [three-pointers] a game, but didn’t shoot so well in the last game (against Charles Hays),” said Lowndes. “We faced a new defensive scheme, which took away our driving lanes, and forced us to take some tougher shots.

“Our team defence got better every game, and we did a good job of moving the ball up the floor well in transition.

“Our rebounding still needs some work though; as we gave up a few too many second chance opportunities in the defensive end.”

Lowndes said if the team continues focusing on teamwork, and sacrifices for each other, it should turn out to be a fun year.

The Terrace play day was the home opener for the junior boys, who play their two big tournaments in January, one in Prince George Jan. 5-6, and one in Kamloops Jan. 19-21.

 

Matthew Stewart-Clayton looks for a pass.

Matthew Stewart-Clayton looks for a pass.

Brody McKay scans the court as he strategizes the best play against Charles Hays last Saturday.

Brody McKay scans the court as he strategizes the best play against Charles Hays last Saturday.