MBSS basketball teams hit the court

Junior and senior teams get in some hoops action against Kimberley rivals.

Heidi Anderson of the Mount Baker Wild puts the ball into play during a game against the Selkirk Storm on Wednesday night.

Heidi Anderson of the Mount Baker Wild puts the ball into play during a game against the Selkirk Storm on Wednesday night.

Basketball teams from Mount Baker Secondary School have been busy.

The junior and senior teams have recently been tuning up against a regional rival close to home—the Selkirk Storm out of Kimberley.

On Tuesday evening, the Wild junior boys beat the Storm at a score of 40-31, while the senior boys lost 70-65. The two teams headed up to Kimberley for a rematch on Wednesday night, and both Wild squads were victorious, the junior boys at 57-34 and the senior boys at 58-48.

While the boys were up in Kimberley on Wedesday, the Wild senior girls took over their home court against the Storm, edging out a 63-61 come-from-behind victory.

Though the Wild were behind at halftime, they stepped up afterwards to play well enough to pick up the win.

“We won, so that was good,” said Brette Baybutt. “But we could’ve played better, we didn’t execute our offence as well as we did—we did really well in a game last weekend and we executed our offence there.

“So we’re getting there, we’re getting better and we executed in the second half, and that’s what helped us win the game.”

Speaking of the weekend, the senior girls were in Lethbridge for a tournament, where they picked up a win and two losses in three games.

“We’ve definitely picked it up,” said Baybutt. “We’ve been practicing throughout the winter break, and we’ve definitely picked it up since our last two tournaments and we’ve done a heck of a lot better.

We’ve still only won one game, but it was definitely a huge improvement in how we play as a team together and our execution for our offence.”

The senior girls are hosting a home tournament this weekend, kicking off a 10 a.m. game against Fernie on Friday morning.

 

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