Hughes lifts Fulton attack

Abby Hughes pocketed 11 points as the Fulton Maroons stuffed the Seaton Sonics 47-20 Saturday night.

Abby Hughes pocketed 11 points as the Fulton Maroons stuffed the Seaton Sonics 47-20 in North Zone Junior Girls Basketball League play Saturday.

Mackenzie Morin rang up 10 points, while Kieanna Boomer-Jones bagged eight for Fulton.

“Again, this was another good game for our girls,” said Maroons’ coach Mike Scheller. “They moved the ball well and played unselfishly. They worked hard on the boards and we created extra opportunities because of it.

“Gurleen Janda continues to improve game in and game out. Boomer-Jones was tough under the boards for us, while Hughes was all over the court and she attacked the basket well. Morin also played a great game at point guard.”

In junior boys action in Salmon Arm, the Golds clipped Fulton 43-42 to hand the Maroons their first loss of the season.

Salmon Arm led 20-15 at the break with Landon Currie keeping Fulton in the game scoring 13 points in the first three quarters and creating havoc on the Golds’ defence.

Nathan Banga exploded for 12 points in the fourth quarter, including two three-pointers,  bringing Fulton within one point with final possession. Banga’s final shot for the win finished just short. Banga flushed 14 points and was player of the game.

The VSS Grade 8 girls placed second at the W. A. Fraser tournament in Abbotsford, losing 42-18 to the host Falcons in the final.

Game star Ally Carter was all over the floor with her defence, while Abby Williamson fired six points.

We could not match their height and rebounding,” said VSS coach Mike Bertram. “They had five girls that were taller than our tallest girl and they out rebounded us by a large margin. The girls gave it their all and never quit.”

Kelsey Falk and Katie Peters representing the Panthers on the all-star team.

VSS iced Glenbrook Middle School Bulldogs of New Westminster 60-9 in the semifinals with game star Williamson scoring six points and providing dynamic defence.

Falk had 24 and 15 boards, while Peters had nine points and Jessee Harman,  Carter and Sarah Crerar all chipped in with four points apiece.

The Panthers parlayed 13 points from game MVP Falk into a 55-10 grounding of the Windsor  Dukes of North Van. Jaide Vanderleest and Peters both hit for seven points and Bree Vanderleest, Emilia Durfeld and Carter all counted four apiece.