Panthers stun Titans

Seniors Night was a good night for the Vernon Panthers

Seniors Night was a good night for the Vernon Panthers.

With Grade 12s Seth Blundell, Jakob Marshall, Nathan Bain and Nathan Sparks playing their final home game, Glenn Garvie’s senior boys basketball squad shocked the previously unbeaten South Kamloops Titans – ranked fifth in B.C. – 65-55 at the Panther Pit Wednesday.

The win assured the Panthers of a playoff spot.

“It was our defence and rebounding that really made the difference,” said Garvie. “It was good to have the seniors go out on a winning note.”

Blundell led the Cats with 31 points. Ben Hladik and Leon Schenker added 11 apiece.

In Grade 8 boys action, the Fulton Maroons whipped the Len Wood Middle School Extreme 71-17. It was 37-10 Maroons at the half. Fulton held Len Wood to only two field goals in the second half.

Seth Pallister had 14 points and four steals for Fulton, guards Levi Lee and Karan Malhotra added 11 each and Ethan Schiman had 10 points and 15 rebounds.