KSS girls basketball doing well

Qualicum Beach team is doing well at the start of their season with a 2-1 record and showing improvement.

The Kwalikum Secondary School senior girls basketball team is having a good start to their season, winning two out of three league games so far and showing improvement with each passing game.

Tuesday night, the Lady Kondors took on the Barsby Bulldogs out of Nanaimo and showed their improvement, earning a 59-27 victory.

In total, 10 out of 11 players on the team ended up on the score sheet, with Jenna Milne and Shea Carmichael leading the way with 16 points each.

“We’re a young team with a steep learning curve,” head coach Bob Bate said after the win on Tuesday night.

“The girls have been playing great defense, which speaks volumes to the style of game they’re playing. It’s a really tough league and the girls will take some bumps and bruises but they’re showing great amounts of improvement since the beginning of the year.”

Coming off a good showing at a tournament last weekend at Vanier Secondary in Courtenay, the KSS senior girls team earned victories over the AAA Dover Bay Dolphins (Nanaimo) and host Vanier Towhees.

“It was a good learning experience for the girls,” Bate said.

“It’s always challenging going against AAA teams (being a AA team). We had two big wins against two solid teams and our third game was a close, tough battle against Eric Hamber (Vancouver), who was your typical mainland team, smash mouth and physical. It was a great weekend though, a lot of fun.”

The girls team now heads in to the winter break with a schedule showing lots of practices and a game in the Alumni Tournament on December 27 (4:30 p.m.).