Princeton Rebels clobber Mustangs

Princeton senior girls basketball team defeated the Penticton Mustangs 67-32 at a home game on Jan. 27.

Rebel player Ciara Bamford dodges Mustang members as she aims for the basket.

Rebel player Ciara Bamford dodges Mustang members as she aims for the basket.

Princeton Secondary School’s senior girls basketball team made their mark against the Princess Margaret Secondary Mustangs, defeating them 67-36 at a home game on Jan. 27.

Early foul trouble in the first quarter left the Rebels trailing behind the Mustangs, with a 14-11 score leading into the second quarter.

But Princeton picked it up halfway through the second quarter, meeting the Mustangs at 23-20.The Rebels made an aggressive comeback during the last minutes of the second, with sharp, crisp passes.

They achieved a 36-22 lead going into the half.

Halfway through the third period, the Rebels showed they were ready to win, with a 42-26 lead over the Mustangs. By the end of the game, Princeton has almost doubled their opponents baskets, ending the game 67-36.

The game opened an eight-team tournament that saw the Rebels come in second after defeating Keremeos and losing to Oliver.

The team also finished second at a tournament in Ashcroft on Jan. 15, losing in the finals to Cedars Christian School from Prince George.

They are currently ranked No. 2 in B.C., while Princeton is ranked No. 8.