Olivia Brophy and Julia Steinebach block Smithers' shot during their game on Friday

Olivia Brophy and Julia Steinebach block Smithers' shot during their game on Friday

Seniors come close in tournament

The NVSS Senior Viqueens held a tournament in Vanderhoof on January 10 and 11 and came out in second place.

The NVSS Senior Viqueens held a tournament in Vanderhoof on January 10 and 11. The Viqueens played their first game against Smithers on Friday afternoon and won 69-40.

NVSS was up 43-13 at the end of the second period and after that Smithers matched NVSS shot for shot but they just couldn’t get past the huge lead that the Viqueens took during the first half.

On Saturday the Viqueens beat William’s Lake and made it to the final game at 8 p.m. against Duchess Park.

The final game was 20-33 for Duchess near the end of the second period which still left Vanderhoof players with hope and excitement going into the second half. But NVSS just couldn’t fill the 20 point gap and the game ended at 63-45 for Duchess Park.

The girls didn’t stop trying as hard as they could up until the very end of that last game. Even though they didn’t win the game, they should be congratulated for their exemplary sportsmanship in adversity.