Defence key for Cowichan T-Birds at Burnaby tourney

The Cowichan Secondary Thunderbirds finished sixth out of 16 teams in a senior girls basketball tournament in Burnaby just before Christmas.

In their four games, the T-Birds had two convincing wins and two close losses, but the highlight was the team’s defensive play as they held their opponents to an average of less than 50 points.

“The team played very hard and tough on the defensive end, to the point we had opposing teams frustrated and struggling to get any easy baskets,” Cow High coach Sandeep Heer said.

Cowichan opened with a 56-41 win over Earl Marriott, led by Mackenzie Hall’s 25 points, Alyssa Klotz added 10, Eden Funk had seven, and Lili Bigotte-Bruhn had six.

The T-Birds’ next game was a narrow 45-42 loss to Seycove. Hall again set the pace with 24 points, followed by Klotz with 13 and Funk with eight.

Klotz led the way in the next game, putting up 23 points in a lopsided 72-51 victory over Pitt Meadows, while Hall had 17, Funk scored 13, and Jessica Castle posted nine.

Finally, the T-Birds were edged 59-56 by Burnaby Central in the fifth-place game. Hall scored 20, Klotz had 16, Castle had eight, and Funk and Anika Juergensen both had six.

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