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Games close at alumni tourney

Clara Salter of the Summerland Secondary School Rockets girls basketball team scrambles with the ball during a tournament on Dec. 26. Members of the present senior basketball teams faced alumni teams in a fundraising tournament. - John Arendt Summerland Review
Clara Salter of the Summerland Secondary School Rockets girls basketball team scrambles with the ball during a tournament on Dec. 26. Members of the present senior basketball teams faced alumni teams in a fundraising tournament.
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Many of the scores were close as alumni basketball teams faced the current Summerland Secondary School Rockets teams during a one-day tournament on Boxing Day.

The first game, with the graduates of 2001 and earlier facing the current boys’ team, saw the alumni team winning 108-58.

Tom Brickenden, one of the tournament organizers, said most of the alumni team’s baskets were scored in the third quarter, with 32 points.

“It was actually a pretty close game until the third quarter,” he said.

Scott Nicolson led the alumni team with 16 points.

The second game, featuring the female graduates of 2000 and earlier against the younger graduates ended with a 55-37 win of the older team.

The team was led by Tama Corday with 16 points. This was the first year she has played in the alumni tournament.

The graduates of 2002 to 2007 dominated the graduates of 2008 to 2011 in a 68-48 decision.

“They’ve won almost every time in the last 10 years,” Brickenden said of the 2002 to 2007 team.

Jeff Dolan was the leading scorer with 20 points.

The younger female graduates then defeated the current girls in a 57 to 56 game. The current girls were ahead 55 to 51 until the final minute when the alumni scored two three-point baskets. The current team then brought the score up with one free throw.

Lauren Antonovitch was the leading scorer for the current team with 18 points.

The current boys Rockets team lost to the 2008 to 2011 alumni in an 85-66 game.

Josh Thornton was the leading scorer for the alumni team with 33 points.

The senior girls alumni team defeated the current girls in a 61 to 55 game.

The game was close until the last minute of play when the alumni added three baskets for the win.

Jenny Mitchel was the leading scorer for the alumni with 15 points while Chloe Kennedy contributed 12 points for the current team.

In the final game, the graduates of 2002 to 2007 defeated the older graduates 63-54.

Brickenden said the 2002 to 2007 team once again played a strong tournament and dominated the court.

The tournament is an annual event which raises money for the high school’s basketball program.

 

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