Cowichan Secondary’s junior girls basketball team finished second at the Victoria Christmas Tipoff Tournament last weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cow High places second at junior girls Christmas Tipoff Tournament

T-Birds get basketball season off to a good start

Cowichan Secondary’s junior girls basketball team got the season off to an excellent start with three wins and one loss as they placed second in the Victoria Christmas Tipoff Tournament at Claremont last weekend.

The Thunderbirds trounced Stelly’s 55-17 in their opening game, getting 14 points from Alyssa Klotz, 13 from Jessa Michieli and 12 each from Tayah Poole and Mackenzie Hall.

Port Alberni was the next team to fall, with Cowichan prevailing 62-13. Poole was the top scorer with 12 points, while Maxine O’Leary had 11, and Hall and Klotz had 10 each.

Hall exploded for 21 in Cowichan’s third game, a 61-51 victory over Earl Marriott. Poole added 11 and O’Leary chipped in with nine.

The T-Birds’ lone defeat came in the final as they fell 52-28 to the host Claremont Spartans. Hall led the way with 10 points and Klotz contributed eight.

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