Princeton Secondary Senior girls basketball team had no problem beating the Keremeos Sparks 52-26 during a home game on Jan. 4.
The game started out slow with neither team making any baskets, but quickly livened up as the Rebels went in for victory.
The score was 11-5 for the Rebels by the end of the first quarter. It rose to more than double Keremeos by the beginning of the third quarter, at 22-10.
The Rebels fought hard against the Sparks, who gave a good fight.
The Rebels had quadrupled Keremeos’s score midway through the third period, at 30-10.
But then the Rebels got into hot water, with the Sparks picking up their game.
Keremeos made a major comeback, ending the third period 32-20 for the Rebels.
But this comeback wasn’t long-lived, as the Rebels hurried to score 20 more baskets before the end of the game.
“There was some great competition that night,” said coach Rob Marshall.
“The girls obviously did very well.”
He was happy the team’s spirit was down after losing four games in Pheonix over the Christmas break.
Eight teams from Canada, Pennsylvania, Arizona and Alaska played in the Cactus Jam last month.
“The competition was good – we lost all four games – but a good time was had by all,” Marshall said.
He said the team expected to improve over the break and they did.
“This is going to be a good year, and the girls are very excited to start playing.”
The team is in number eight in their division.
The next big competition takes place on Jan. 27 and 28, when the Rebels play in a regional high school tournament.