Terrace Kermodes defend and conquer

The Terrace, B.C. Kermodes are gearing up for a home tournament this weekend, after defeating the Brookswood Bobcats twice last week.

Spencer Champion fires a free throw shot in the recent game against the Brookswood Bobcats.

The Terrace Kermodes are gearing up for another tournament after defeating a Lower Mainland team twice here in Terrace Dec. 1-2.

Facing the Brookswood Bobcats for their season opener, the senior boys basketball team battled hard and narrowly beat them 48-45 on Thursday, Dec. 1, and then again 65-60 on Friday, Dec. 2.

The gym was packed on Friday afternoon, buzzing as the entire student body at Caledonia Secondary School came out to cheer.

Coach Joe Dominguez many students boasted signs and painted their faces to show school spirit, encouraged by teacher Mr. Draper.

That energized the environment for the teams, and Dominguez said the defence stood out strong and held their own though the slow start.

Elijah Azak make some big plays on defence and controlled the tempo of the game, while Spencer Champion executed several strong defensive stops and rebounds.

The offence was led by Jalen Holland who chalked up 17 points, Solomon Johnson who tallied 13, as well as Jackson Netzel with 10 and Harvir Dhesi with 8.

“I couldn’t ask for a better way to start the season,” said Dominguez.

“My boys understand that effort on defence will carry us through most games, and I am excited for this season to develop as they continue to improve.”

The two Brookswood games launched the team into their season, which will continue with a tournament here Dec. 9-10 at Caledonia Secondary.

The first Kermode game is at 7:30 p.m. Friday against Nechako.

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