Mackenzie Horst of the VSS Panthers drives to the hoop past Julia Cantin of the NorKam Saints Friday in the VSS senior girls Vernon Pit Classic.

Mackenzie Horst of the VSS Panthers drives to the hoop past Julia Cantin of the NorKam Saints Friday in the VSS senior girls Vernon Pit Classic.

Panthers ground Saints 96-31

Everything the VSS Panthers put in the air went swoosh Friday afternoon in the annual PIT Senior Girls Basketball Classic.

Morning Star Staff

Everything the VSS Panthers put in the air went swoosh Friday afternoon in the annual PIT Senior Girls Basketball Classic.

Megan Rouault and Brianna Falk each drained 22 points as the Panthers stormed the NorKam Saints 96-31.

“Our pace and ability to make shots was exceptionally high this game,” said Panther head coach Lonny Mazurak. “Game star Emilia Durfeld did a great job playing with foul trouble and Megan Wiebe’s defence is also improving. If our attack is this balanced every game, we will be tough to beat.”

Kelsey Falk and Mackenzie Horst each rang up 18 points for the Cats, who took on the Westsyde Whundas of Kamloops in their late Saturday-morning tilt.

The Sa-Hali Sabres of Kamloops grounded the Fulton Maroons 43-41 in other Friday action.

Jamie Lane canned 13 points for the Sabres, including fourth clutch free throws in the fourth quarter. Fulton got nine points from Cayleigh Graham and eight from Jasmine Fox.

The Pen Hi Lakers brushed back Westsyde  66-47 with  Lynzie Caron pocketing 18 points.

Emma Lizee dialed up 17 points for the Whundas.

In junior boys play, the Maroons zapped the Charles Bloom Timberwolves 74-36 with big men Ravinder Dhanoa, Logan Higgs and Jacob Friesen combining for 33 points.

Fultons guards also found their rhythm as Alan Bargaso, Levi Lee and Karan Malhotra clicked for 37 points.

Bargaso added five assists to go with his 20 points, while Malhotra and Friesen also notched five assists each.

“I was pleased with the intensity tonight despite having only had a few practices under our belts,” said Fulton head coach Johnal Lee.

“The team is scrappy and deep. I’m really looking forward to the rest of the season.”

Seaton’s Grade 8 boys open their season with a 51-36 victory over host Charles Bloom.

“The Sonics had a  tremendous Grade 8 turnout this year, and all 17 players contributed to the team’s first win,” said Sonic head coach Charlie Law.

 

Steel Quiring led all scorers with 12 points, while Isaac Thomas and Owen Sunderland each dropped nine. Sunderland was solid from the charity stripe hitting 3-for-4. Carter Scott added seven points, while Kohl Killingbeck electrified the bench with two filthy shot blocks.