Submitted by Barb Ziler
Another great weekend of basketball for the NVSS Viqueens at the Sabre Whunda Saint Bronc Sr. Girls Classic in Kamloops last weekend. Despite two key players being down with illness for the tournament from Jan. 13 to 15, the Viqueens left it all on the floor and came home with three wins and one loss.
The girls opened the tournament versus the SA-Hali and, despite playing in front of the hometown crowd, defeated the Sabres 63-41. Friday evening the girls were matched up with Nor-Kam – again in front of the hometown crowd. Nor-Kam was aggressive and looking for a win after losing to the Viqueens last weekend in Kelowna. Despite a very hard battle, the Viqueens came up a little short on the scoreboards with at 43-49 loss.
Saturday morning, the Viqueens met up with Fulton of Vernon. After meeting up the weekend before, the Maroons were expecting a lot of action from post players and defended accordingly. Taking advantage of the opportunity for outside shots in this game, the girls sunk 12 3 point shots defeating the Maroons 64-38.
In their final game, the Viqueens were well matched against Salmon Arm. Both teams excelled defensively which resulted in avery close game. Despite being tied at the first, the Viqueens trailed until the 4th quarter when they managed to pull ahead and hold on for a 48-45 win.