The Grand Forks Wolves took another bite out of the L.V. Rogers Bombers on Seniors Night Tuesday at the Hangar.Grand Forks teams swept both Senior and Junior High School Boys’ Basketball games as the hoop season winds down.The Wolves stopped the Bombers 67-49 in West Kootenay Senior Boys’ Basketball League action while Grand Forks defeated LVR 58-32 in Junior Boys’ play.After a brief, pre-game ceremony to salute graduating seniors from both teams, including five Bombers — Moss Caney, Carter Anderson, Gab Samson, Theo Lincourt and Johnny Michalchuk— LVR started slow, falling behind by 14 points before going on a late run to only trail 20-18 after one quarter.The Bomber offence, however, dried up in the second quarter allowing the Wolves to regain the comfortable lead at halftime.Jacob Bonikowski and Matti Erickson each scored 11 points to lead the Bombers attack.In the Junior contest, Kohie Dunnett scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Wolves past the Bombers.The game was a preview of the upcoming semi-final showdown between the two schools at this Saturday’s West Kootenay Championships, also at the Hangar.Grand Forks enters the tournament as the second seed in the zone while the Bombers are third.Tuesday, the Wolves jumped out to a 21-5 lead and never looked back. Dunnett sparked the early surge with 12 points in the quarter.LVR picked up its game in the second quarter, holding the Wolves to five points.However, the Bombers were never able to penetrate the tough Wolves defence throughout the game.Leading 37-23 after three quarters, the Wolves used a half-court zone press to frustrate the Bombers into committing several turnovers that led to easy baskets at the offensive end.Anson da Silva had 10 points for the Wolves.Quinn Kilpatrick led LVR with nine points before fouling out in the fourth quarter.Calvin Wheeler added eight points while Jake Marshall, Kyle Burgoyne and Joseph Sola each had four.Bombers host West Kootenay Junior ChampionshipsSalmo Falcons meet Stanley Humphries of Castlegar to open the West Kootenay Junior Boys’ Basketball Championships at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Hangar.The Bomber host the Wolves at 10:30 a.m.West Kootenay top seed J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks meets the winner of Game one in the second semi-final at noon.The semi-final winners meet for the West Kootenay Zone title at 3 p.m. The Consolation Final goes at 1:30 p.m.All action is being played at the Hangar.
Connacht Rugby CEO Willie Ruane (above right) was in studio this morning chatting about yesterday’s shock announcement that Head Coach Pat Lam was leaving at the end of the season for Bristol. Ruane told Keith Finnegan about the process involved in replacing the man who has made such an impact in his 4 years in charge… Audio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/Willie+Ruane+Studio.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume..print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Honorable Mention: Blake Childress, Central Arkansas; Justin Church, Southeastern Louisiana; Justin Owens, Stephen F. Austin; Anthony Beard, Lamar. Honorable Mention: Caleb Berry, Lamar; Gus Johnson, Stephen F. Austin; Devonte Scott, Southeastern Louisiana. Honorable Mention: Ed Eagan, Northwestern State; Juan Carranco, Lamar; Ryan Adams, Southeastern Louisiana. Defensive Player of the Week: P.J. Hall, Sam Houston StateHall continued to make a statement for the Jerry Rice Award as FCS top freshman with two sacks, two tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a vital blocked field goal in Sam Houston State’s 38-31 win over Central Arkansas to give the Bearkats their third conference title in four years. The freshman from Seguin, Texas (Seguin H.S.), had four total tackles in the contest. FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State senior running back Keshawn Hill was named the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. Sam Houston freshman defensive end P.J. Hall earned defensive player of the week award while Stephen F. Austin senior kicker Jordan Wiggs was named the special teams player of the week. Special Teams Player of the Week: Jordan Wiggs, Stephen F. AustinWiggs closed out his Stephen F. Austin career with a season-long 41-yard field goal as time expired to give Stephen F. Austin a 27-24 win over Northwestern State and give the Lumberjacks an at-large bid to the FCS playoffs. The senior from Grand Prairie, Texas (South Grand Prairie H.S.), also connected on a 20-yard kick earlier in the game and went a perfect 3-for-3 in PATs against the Demons. Offensive Player of the Week: Keshawn Hill, Sam Houston StateHill posted the seventh-highest single game rushing total in Sam Houston State history to help lead the Bearkats to their third Southland Conference title in four years. The senior from Klein, Texas (Klein H.S.) rushed for 242 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries in the Bearkats’ 38-31 win over Central Arkansas. Hill scored on runs of 13 and 15 yards and set up another touchdown with a 61-yard run, his sixth 50+ yard run of the season. Hill now ranks second in school history in career touchdowns (40), third in rushing touchdown (34) and fourth in scoring (240 points). Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his own player. To receive honorable mention, a player must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors.