T-Birds give Carihi a battle

The Cowichan Secondary Thunderbirds stayed within striking range of Carihi for nearly all of Tuesday’s senior girls basketball game in Campbell River. The T-Birds trailed Carihi by just four points after three quarters, and kept it close until the final moments of the game, when the Tyees pulled away to make it 48-39 at the end.

“The girls showed marked improvement in this game, especially with their defensive intensity,” coach Jim Nugent remarked.

Many of the girls played well, Nugent noted, and Sara Sangha may have played her best match of the year, with 11 points and a strong game on the boards.

“There were many positives to take away from the game and overall the coaching staff were happy with the game,” Nugent added.